Not two hours after adding my resume to CareerBuilder, I received two interview requests from two large insurance companies. In past times of unemployment, insurance companies have always been the first to hit me up. Hoping you all can shed some light.
Always Room For More?
It could be that this industry is just so large that there is always a position to be filled. Just about anybody can be an insurance salesperson as long as you can pass a few courses. Perhaps anyone with sales experience gets recruited by the insurance industry, or, I'm just blowing a small coincidence out of proportion.
When I called my girlfriend and told her about the quick responses from insurance companies, she made it sound like sooner or later I would have to accept my fate as a Bina. See, my Father and Brother both work in insurance and they have been trying to recruit me for years. It just doesn't spark me. But is there any way that these internal recruiters would have done a quick Google search and found my last name tied to Dad and Bro? Doesn't seem too far fetched based on a lot of things I've read here.
I called the recruiter from the first place to see what the position was all about. I am an experienced and proven sales professional, but I've discovered that I have a real passion for marketing, and I think I do okay. I shared this with the recruiter and he still wants me to come in, so I said what the hell. I may be a little jaded by sales from other experiences and maybe this could be a good fit. I'm trying to go in optimistic and open but something just feels like a mis-match. Besides, I'm not even sure I can pass their credit checks. But hey, I'm gonna go see what it's all about. If I've been rewarded by one trait of mine it's being open.