Just about a year ago, as we were entering “Insurance Careers Month” in February 2019, I shared “my career story” as part of an overall theme for the month. The unfortunate reality is that risk management and insurance careers suffer from unfair, stereotypical stigmas which cause young people to shun the industry. For those of us fortunate to have built successful careers in the field, sharing our genuine, compelling career stories is a powerful way to combat the stigmas.
A colleague shared the following brief article which does an excellent job of acknowledging some of the stigmas, and then overcoming them by describing the author’s own career experience. Please enjoy the article (https://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/read/2020/01/02/why-agencies-need-to-promote-opportunities-for-young-people).
And if you’re a risk and insurance professional, young or old, be bold enough to share your own story. I know it’s a good one.