Insurance is a growing market, one with plenty to offer in terms of development, and a sector that is global in perspective. Insurance professionals are drawn from a diverse spectrum of qualified backgrounds and with the varied range of roles available it can be confusing to know where to start to find that perfect insurance job in London. Here are some areas to address when searching for that perfect London insurance job.
Choose your role
There are many different types of jobs available in the insurance sector in London. Working out which is likely to be the best fit for you will give you an advantage when it comes to making applications. For example, would you prefer to work at the cutting edge of the sector with an insurtech role? Or maybe you’d like to be where the numbers are, or involved in the marketing aspects of the industry. The first step towards getting a foot in the door of the sector is to work out where you feel like you belong.
Existing skills and training
You don’t necessarily need any qualifications to work in insurance, depending on the job that you’re going for. However, it can help to have a business degree and to have some numerical training. Before you start the process of applying, look at the kind of skills that someone in that position is expected to have and then consider a course or tutoring that might help you to acquire them.
Optimise your contacts
If you’re seeking an ‘in’ to a popular, or niche, insurance employer then look into who might be able to help you get in front of the right people. At RED10 we have a network of high profile insurance employers with whom we regularly place candidates with. In addition to specialist agencies such as ours, it’s often worth speaking to colleagues you may have or professional contacts who might be able to help.
Update your documents
Your CV is a crucial document and whether or not it’s already full of relevant experience it’s still important to ensure that it’s detailed, concise and well presented. Focus your CV on the skills and experience most relevant to the job you want. You may not have an exact match in terms of what you’ve done before but you might well be able to demonstrate the right aptitude via something else.
Create a profile online
For any industry, the support of an online profile is essential for your application. If you have social media accounts do these support your CV, do you have a professional page on LinkedIn and do you have an online presence that makes you stand out?