Insurance Sales Agents

Expected 5% Job Growth by 2029 (Faster than Average)

Insurance sales agents are responsible for selling insurance policies to customers in the areas of property, casualty, life, health, and other personal lines. By the year 2029, insurance sales agents will see an increase in job opportunities by 5%, gaining 27,500 jobs according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

An insurance sales agent helps insurance companies generate new business throughout assigned territories or targeted communities by contacting potential customers. Some of the main duties of an insurance agent are explaining features of policies, analyzing existing policies, suggesting changes to policies, and helping policy holders settle claims.

In the resume below, our client Joseph was targeting an Insurance Agent position after 20 years working in the industry. To stand out above the competition, Joseph needed to demonstrate his motivation, ability to generate new business, and knowledge of various personal lines insurance products.

Insurance Sales Resume Sample

Conclusion of this Insurance Agent's Resume

Joseph's resume was very successful for him based on numerous techniques we used to ensure his past contributions and key skills were properly highlighted. Some of his key strengths include utilization of AMS360, Hawksoft, FSC Rater, and Microsoft Office software. He has been responsible for selling 20 to 30 policies per month in the areas of home, auto, condominium, renters, and other personal umbrella/lines of insurance coverage. Below are a few accolades we highlighted from Joseph's career history.

  • Work with various carriers such as Mercury Insurance, The Hartford, SafeCo, Travelers, Allied, Mapfre, Commerce West, USLI, Geovera Insurance California Earthquake Authority, Kemper & Kemper Specialty, Infinity, and Progressive.
  • Created new business sales opportunities while providing exceptional customer service for existing clients and successfully cross-selling multiple products and operating as a front-line underwriter.
  • Sold insurance products and services while consistent meeting sales quotas, meeting and surpassing service expectations for 6 consecutive years, ranking #1 in service (Member Service Award) in 2004, and selling to over 15,000 customers during tenure.

As an insurance sales agent, you are competing with many others for the same jobs. There are approximately more than 501,000 insurance agents in the workforce at any given time, and it is imperative that you have a resume that makes you stand out above the rest.