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Insurance Sales CVs

What is an Insurance Sales Curriculum Vitae and Who Would Need One?

An insurance sales CV covers the commercial experience of a person who is seeking a job in the financial services sector; specifically selling insurance policies. These may include: life insurance, home insurance, life insurance, contents insurance, buildings insurance. Typically, the insurance services CV summary includes details such as: professional education, previous employment, commercial achievements, contact details, references and sometimes a little personal information about your hobbies and leisure preferences. Most insurance sales CVs include an opening statement that helps senior executives, who are short of time, quickly understand who you are and how you will add value to their team.

Insurance sales jobs include services such as:

  • Telesales executives who are responsible for cold-calling clients to renew or sell policies
  • Working with clients to understand their risk and levels of protection required
  • Proposing insurance solutions for corporate and consumer clients
  • Assisting the client with insurance policy applications
  • Ongoing support and annual reviews to ensure protection-levels are still adequate.

The insurance sector is highly competitive. Premiums and levels of cover are constantly changing to it's your duty as a sales person to ensure the client understands what they are buying. As insurance policies are financial products, they are regulated which means that all clients benefit from a level of protection and your company is liable if you are found to be misrepresenting products.

Who are the key employers in the Insurance Sales sector?

Unless you are in the corporate business-to-business sector, salaries are likely to be at the low-end, with a heavy emphasis on commission being used to build up your total package. In the corporate insurance and re-insurance market you are more likely to see six-figure packages as the insurance account values and premiums are more significant.

Some of the key employers in the Insurance services sector are listed below:

  • Prudential
  • Legal & General
  • Zurich
  • Aviva (formerly Norwich Union)
  • Ageas
  • Allianz Cornhill
  • Scottish Provident

What skills would Insurance Sales employers look for?

Sales roles are for individuals who are happy working in a highly competitive environment. The key skills that are required for a person who is looking for a sales role in the insurance sales sector are as follows:

  • Willingness to learn insurance products
  • Ability to build trust and rapport
  • Ability to understand and work according to financial regulations
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to handle objections
  • Great problem-solving skills

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