Ask Yourself: Do I Enjoy Study, And Will I Have The Self
Ask yourself: Do I enjoy study, and will I have the self - discipline to carry on, even after a full day's work? After you have thought about these questions, try to imagine what you would be happy doing. Read back through the case studies, and this should give you a good idea of the nature of a particular job and of the kind of people who do it.
Finding a Job Once you have made these decisions you can start trying to find a job. There are four ways of doing this: ? Through the internet or a job board ? Through an agency ? An 'on spec' application made direct through the company?s website ? Through personal contacts Finding a job is a tough and competitive business, so it is worth using as many methods as possible. Some are more suitable for certain kinds of vacancies. Finding a Job online: Many insurance companies advertise vacancies on the major job sites with the more important (and highly paid) roles finding their way onto the internet. ? See jobsite.co.uk or reed.co.uk ? Finding a Job Through Recruitment companies ? Often general recruitment agencies will have insurance vacancies.
You can also contact agencies which specialise in insurance However, these agencies tend to deal mainly with jobs in the City (London). Also, recruitment companies often look for experienced or qualified staff, or those changing jobs after previous advertisement or industrial experience. Finding a Job Through Direct Application to a Company: Another way of finding a vacancy is through direct application to a company.
Initially you will require certain information about the employer - what he does, what vacancies he has, what forms of application he requires. You may be able to get this information from the web. If not, email an exploratory email, which should cover these points: (a) whether the company has vacancies of the type you require; (b) brief personal details - age, education, qualifications; (c) asking for further information and forms of application.
Finding a Job Through Personal Contacts: Finally, many people are introduced to a career through a mate, relative or passing acquaintance. You may be able to make useful contacts through extra - curricular activities, or holiday work. Alternatively, you may have a family mate who could recommend you to the personnel director. How to Get a Job: These contacts are valuable because you are likely to get a good, informal impression of the nature of the job. Obviously these contacts are more important in some areas than others.
For example, many people recruited to the Lloyd's market have been encouraged by friends. That is not to say it is impossible to get anywhere without contacts, but it is sensible to use every available opportunity. Online Applications and Curriculum Vitae Preparation: Once you have found a vacancy you should put in an application immediately.