If You’re Interviewing For Insurance Jobs, Prepare For These Questions
It’s pretty well established that insurance jobs can be a great career. But to have that great career, you need to know how to ace your interviews.
Preparation can take you a long way toward doing just that and being prepared to answer any question that comes up can help. Here are a few of the standard questions you need to be ready for when you interview for insurance jobs.
Be prepared to speak about your background and how it applies to the job you’re trying to get.
According to The Balance, “The interviewer will want to know what to expect out of you as a worker by hearing what you’ve done in the past. For example, how would you meet your quotas or bring in sales? Also, how long would you expect to stay in sales if hired, and how do you organize, plan, and prioritize your work as a salesman? They’ll probably want to know why you personally are suited for a sales environment and how much time you would ideally spend in an office. You may also be asked to rate how trainable you are and what you think you’re worth.”
Brush up on important trends and issues in the insurance industry when you’re applying for insurance jobs. And it doesn’t hurt to learn all you can about the company where you’re applying.
“Be sure to study up on the company and say why you want to work there. You might also be asked to critique the company. But don’t go overboard here. You want your criticism to be as constructive as possible. Maybe mention some areas in which the company could improve and how you’re the right person to do so,” The Balance points out.
Communication is at the hear of sales, so be ready to demonstrate your communication skills.
According to The Balance, “Interviewers will want to know if you can distinguish communication skills from listening skills. They’ll also be likely to ask how you build relationships with clients and handle rejection. Be ready to share an experience you had dealing with a difficult customer and how you handled the situation.”