As I have written on several occasions in the past, the risk and insurance industry is facing a talent shortage. It also happens to be facing an image problem as well, and the two situations are likely correlated. So what can the industry do to overcome its image problem with college students and young professionals? Well, for starters here is Liberty Mutual’s viral video to help young students prepare for job interviews, and perhaps simultaneously casting the insurance career option in a better light.
The Institutes offers another very helpful and comprehensive website, InsureMyPath.org that includes fantastic resources (including videos) highlighting what a risk and insurance career has to offer. It includes a tool that maps your education and interests to the risk and insurance careers that may be the best fit. There is internship information and a collection of enlightening and entertaining videos also available on the site.
As we begin the Memorial Day holiday weekend, have some fun. Check out some of the videos that may change your perception of the risk and insurance industry. Most of all, be safe as you celebrate this holiday weekend, and please remember and honor those have served and sacrificed to make our lives better.