Feb 08, 2024

What A Career in Insurance Could Mean for You

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    What A Career in Insurance Could Mean for You

    When it comes to career choices, the insurance industry often flies under the radar. In light of Insurance Careers Month this February, we discuss the abundant opportunities provided by working in the insurance industry—a realm teeming with diverse roles, growth opportunities, and the potential for profound impact.


    At Morris & Garritano, we do insurance differently. More than policies, we believe insurance is about providing peace of mind; and since 1885, that’s exactly what we’ve been doing. 

    This perspective, while an important one and crucial to our mission, often flies under the radar for candidates seeking employment. “Most people don’t go into insurance on purpose,” notes Susan Appel, Corporate Recruiter at M&G, emphasizing the common sentiment that the industry is often stumbled upon serendipitously rather than actively sought. “I can’t tell you how many people I talk to who say, ‘you know I fell into insurance by accident.’”  

    What brings people to insurance varies, but what keeps them here is a shared sense of purpose. 


    A Variety of Roles Beyond Expectations 

    Contrary to the stereotype of insurance being monotonous and bureaucratic, job seekers are in for a surprise. Susan unravels the tapestry of roles within insurance, each with its own set of responsibilities and challenges. “There are so many different directions to go,” she highlights, echoing the sentiment that the insurance industry is not a one-size-fits-all career path. 

    From client service representatives to account managers, risk analysts, and marketing specialists, the diversity of roles allows individuals to find a niche that aligns with their skills and interests. Moreover, Susan emphasizes that these roles often go by different titles in various companies, making it essential for job seekers to explore and understand the specific responsibilities associated with each position. 


    Thriving in a Dynamic and Meaningful Environment 

    One of the surprising aspects of insurance careers, as revealed by Susan, is the dynamic nature of the work and centrality of the client-centered environment. Particularly at M&G, there’s a deep element of relationship-building with the client.  

    “With insurance, you get to add value to clients’ work and business and life and day. You’re doing something so important for them; and you get to customize [solutions] for your clients,” Susan affirms, underlining the industry’s inherent value in mitigating risks, protecting businesses, and providing essential coverage for individuals. 

    Job seekers entering the field can find fulfillment in knowing that they are contributing to the well-being of businesses and individuals alike. Susan emphasizes that insurance is more than a transaction; it’s a strategic partnership with clients, requiring a personalized and people-focused approach. 


    Finding Your Voice and Thriving 

    Susan’s insights go beyond merely describing the landscape of insurance careers; she offers valuable advice for individuals considering this industry. “We thrive when we find our voice in our work,” Susan remarks, highlighting the importance of networking and learning from others in the industry. 

    She encourages job seekers to meet people, network with professionals in different-sized agencies and carriers and hear their stories. This personal connection, according to Susan, allows individuals to discover what ignites their intellect and passion within the multifaceted world of insurance. 


    Protecting What Matters 

    The world of insurance careers is anything but conventional. It’s a realm filled with unexpected opportunities, diverse roles, and the chance to make a real impact. Job seekers, take note: the insurance industry is not just a job; it’s a dynamic and meaningful career waiting to be explored.  

    So, if you’re on the lookout for a career that combines variety, growth, and meaningful work, the surprising world of insurance might be your perfect fit. Hear from our people how’ve they’ve found their niche in insurance. 

    If you’re looking for a meaningful career in a dynamic industry, we invite you to explore our current openings and discover how a career in insurance could suit you. 

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