Best way to become a Property and Casulaty Insurance Agent?

I am currently in advertising but have an insurance degree from College. I have seen much success in my sales career and think if I had success in one area of sales I should have success in another. I had thought that I would want to work for an independant agency but none in my area are hiring right now. I received an offer from a big box company ie state farm, farmers, allstate etc Should I start there? Is this a good idea?

Asked By: Jenna R - 11/25/2007
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Well, they give you support, that's for sure, but you ALSO have office expenses... More
Answered By: mbrcatz17 - 11/25/2007
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If an independant agency is not hiring in your area, I would suggest you go ahead and take a job in a captive agency (big box). This gives you the practical experience that any future employer will be looking for. Unfortunately, a degree does not necessarily prepare you for the job. My bias is in independant agencies... More
Answered By: ckeiling - 11/25/2007
I know some agents that started off working FOR State Farm and then became an AGENT for State Farm... More
Answered By: Insuranceman - 11/25/2007
The big companies are good because they will most likely offer great training programs. It is a difficult industry to understand, especially if you will be selling commercial insurance, so training would be valuable. I know because I haven't had the greatest training resources and have really had to find my way... More
Answered By: JaredBalis - 11/28/2007
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