Congratulations to the Insurance Institute – Career Connections x TalentEgg Pitch Competition Winners!
On May 14th, 2020 TalentEgg, Career Connections, the Insurance Institute of Canada and video interview partner VideoBio virtually hosted the final round of the inaugural Pitch Competition for students and new grads.
Career Connections Instagram Takeover - May 15th
On May 15th, Career Connections took over TalentEgg's Instagram account to showcase all the ways that various insurance firms are giving back to their communities during these difficult times. Watch the full video to learn how a career in insurance can not only benefit you, but your community as well!
TalentEgg Talks Goes Virtual with Career Connections on May 6
From the comfort of our homes, we chatted about how the insurance industry is adjusting its roles and hiring practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Are companies hiring? What roles are in demand? How can you craft a resume that will stand out? What credentials are required to break into the industry? How can you egg-cell in video interviews? Trevor answered these questions and many more!
#TETalks Live with Career Connections
CYMI: On November 7th, TalentEgg was live with Trevor Buttrum, Career Connections Program Manager at the Insurance Institute. We answered your questions live on Instagram and Facebook at the Egg Carton in downtown Toronto.
Your Insurance Industry Questions Answered on TalentEgg Talks Live with Career Connections
ICYMI: On March 20, TalentEgg was live with Trevor Buttrum, Career Connections Program Manager at the Insurance Institute. We answered your questions live on Instagram and Facebook about how you can hatch a rewarding, exciting and stable career in the insurance industry. Take a look at the stream below!
New Grad and Early Career Fair: May 2nd, 2019 – Event Recap
While networking can sometimes feel a little scary or you might be unsure where to start, Career Fairs can be a great way to practice and hone your skills. On May 2, Career Connections hosted a career fair which introduced students and new grads to 17 top employers in the insurance industry. TalentEgg was there to follow the action and get the inside scoop from insurance employers. Here’s the event recap.
The Career Search Part One: The Résumé
No matter what you studied or your experience, the insurance industry is a great place for students and recent graduates to pursue a rewarding career! With over 25,000 professionals expected to retire by 2027, there is a need for talented, creative, and motivated talent to join the industry. It may also surprise you that the representation of young people working in the insurance industry is growing dramatically – 39% of Property and Casualty insurance professionals are Millennials!
The Career Search Part II – The Nuts and Bolts and an Insurance Resume
We’re back with practical tips for writing a resume that will help you get noticed by employers in the insurance industry and give you a great chance to be invited for an interview.
How Insurance Touches and Impacts Many Industries
When you think of insurance, your first thought may be about your vehicle or your home. But did you know that insurance impacts virtually every other industry in the economy including finance, engineering, and healthcare? Read on for insights from insurance professionals with backgrounds in each of these areas, and how you can hatch a stable and rewarding career in the insurance industry!
Feature Day in the Life – Ernest Mashingaidze
The insurance industry can offer you variety and stability, all while encouraging your ongoing education. We recently had the chance to speak with Ernest Mashingaidze, a Property Claims Adjuster with over 3 years of experience in the sector. He shares his insights into how he ended up in insurance, why he loves it and his advice for anyone looking to connect to a career in the industry!
Feature Day in the Life – Sue Collings
Insurance is part of nearly everything we do in life and in business; there is always the need for insurance. Insurance may not be what new career seekers look to, but it should be! There are many opportunities for career growth and to be a part of an inclusive community. There is a place for everyone in insurance! We recently had the opportunity to speak with an Insurance Industry Professional, Sue Collings who works in the Special Investigations Unit at a large insurer. She tells us how she landed in insurance, why she has spent the last 22 years working in the industry, and how you can get your start in the industry too!
Social Responsibility And The Insurance Industry
The insurance industry plays a vital role in protecting communities and those who live in them – whether it’s through helping individuals or companies to reduce risk or if it’s to protect against the unexpected. With the amount of risk the industry sees, it’s important to insurance companies and the professionals who work in them, that they’re doing their part to help others. Read on for more on how the Insurance industry is filled with leaders in corporate social responsibility and how many leading insurance companies have initiatives to contribute to safer communities and reduce environmental impact at home and abroad.
Tiny Homes And The Insurance Industry
Tiny homes and minimalism are one of the hottest housing trends! Find out what a tiny home is and how the insurance industry is dealing with this emerging risk. How does working in the insurance industry connect to this up and coming housing marketplace? You’d be surprised to learn just how important an insurance professional’s involvement is when it comes to tiny homes. Read on!
Office Hours: Explore Growth and Meaningful Opportunities in Insurance with Career Connections
Are you looking to hatch a career with meaning in an industry with growth potential. Look no further, the insurance industry has you covered!
A Rewarding and Diverse Career: A Day in the Life of an Insurance Commercial Underwriter
The insurance industry can offer you growth, stability and the opportunity to always be learning. We had the chance to speak with an Insurance Industry Professional, Bipasha Dhar, a Commercial Underwriter with nearly 10 years of experience in the sector. She shared her insights on how she fell into the insurance industry, why she loves where she landed, and her advice for anyone looking to hatch their career in Insurance!
Hatch Your Career in the Insurance Industry: Tips for Mastering Career Fairs and Your Job Search
The insurance industry is a great place for students and recent grads to pursue an exciting and fulfilling career, whatever their educational background. With the Boomers reaching retirement, and new positions being created, there has never been a better time for students and grads to hatch their careers in the insurance industry. We have some practical tips for your job search and how you can master your time at career fairs to find your best fit in the insurance industry!
Working With Purpose in The Insurance Industry
Read on below to discover how you can find purpose in the Insurance Industry and what leading organizations are doing to make an impact for their community, their company, and for their people.
Cyberbullying: An Online Threat and the Insurance Industry’s Response
Adding its voice to the conversation is an ever-evolving industry that touches nearly every part of the economy and every sector of society. The insurance industry has recently been acknowledged for the support and services it may offer to those impacted by cyberbullying.
Office Hours: Explore What Insurance Has to Offer with Career Connections
Are you interested in a career where each day is different, one that comes with great growth potential, and most importantly, one that offers plenty of opportunity for students and new grads? Good news! It exists, and you’ll find it in Insurance.
Growth, Challenge, and Recognition: How Insurance Fits Your Career Needs
When it comes to searching for your first career-launching job, it’s no secret that there are a few boxes you’re looking to check before accepting an offer. It may come as a surprise, but the Insurance industry is one filled with an abundance of roles, opportunities, and learning experiences that many students and new grads don’t even know about. With the help of our friends at Career Connections, we’ve narrowed down some major perks of working in Insurance:
Insurtech – The Next Wave of the Fintech Revolution
There’s now a new type of startup that’s attracting a lot of interest from clients and investors alike – a totally unique brand of fintech that’s perfect for students and new grads looking to apply their analytical and technological skills to create amazing new products and launch exciting careers. They’re called insurtechs – startups focused on evolving the technology used in the Insurance industry.
Students and Insurance – How Insurance Intertwines with Student Life
While Insurance may not be on your mind right now, it plays a very important role in keeping our lives safe. In case things go wrong, we know that Insurance professionals will be there to help us through the process and get us back on our feet. They work hard everyday to make sure that their clients can focus on their daily lives and not have to worry about the risks they’re facing. These clients include students like you who are heading to university or college for the first time this year. Though it’s likely that Insurance is not on the top of your to-do list, it’s vital to making sure your first year goes along smoothly and safely. Not sure what we’re talking about? We’re here to explain!
Office Hours: Discover How to Start Your Career in Insurance
On April 25th, we hosted an Office Hours with Career Connections to talk about how students and new grads can start their career in the Insurance industry!
Office Hours: Here’s How to Start Your Career in Insurance
For students and grads looking to launch a career in a diverse industry with filled with plenty of exciting opportunities, Insurance just might be their perfect fit! On February 23rd, we chatted with Trevor Buttrum, Program Manager at Career Connections during Office Hours to explore all of the career options available to students and new grads. During the hour-long online chat, we covered topics ranging from how to connect with industry professionals, career paths and opportunities, skills needed, and more!
How a Criminology Grad Found a Fulfilling Career in Insurance
If you’re wondering whether Insurance is the right place to be, take it from a professional who’s been there for nearly two decades. “It’s such a rewarding career because the business of Insurance is always changing,” she said. “You’ll never be bored in Insurance because there are so many different interactions and situations you’ll be exposed to.” Looking back on her journey from being a Criminology student to a successful Insurance professional, Sumita knows Insurance is an industry that will absolutely give back what you put in.
The Green Rush – How Marijuana Mixes with Insurance
What will this look like? If marijuana is approved for use by a much bigger consumer base and for new purposes, who will be allowed to grow it, sell it and distribute it? Moreover, what are the logistics of managing such a business? This is where the Insurance industry comes in.
Five Reasons Why the Insurance Industry is an Exciting Place to Be
In a world full of risk, people and businesses turn to Insurance companies to create a safety net for their social and economic development. To better respond to the needs of their clients, Insurance companies must constantly evolve and elevate their practices to adapt to an ever changing business landscape. Here are five reasons why Insurance is an incredibly exciting industry to be in, especially right now!
Discovering Insurance – How James Elmhirst Built His Career as an Underwriter
It was just another night out with friends. James Elmhirst, a newly graduated Economics major from Queen’s University, wasn’t having much luck finding a job. So he decided to do something slightly unorthodox.
The Empathy Evolution – How Insurance is Using Social Media to Connect with People
When disaster strikes, insurance companies need to react quickly to answer questions and address concerns from victims, and to help initiate the process of assessing claims for coverage under insurance policies, but it’s not always easy. Connecting with consumers to quash concerns and complaints proved to be difficult after the 2013 floods in Alberta.
Office Hours: Break Into The Insurance Industry With Career Connections
For students and grads looking to launch a career in a diverse industry with filled with plenty of exciting opportunities, Insurance just might be their perfect fit! On November 17th, we chatted with Trevor Buttrum, Program Manager at Career Connections during Office Hours to explore all of the career options available to students and new grads. During the hour-long online chat, we covered topics ranging from interview tips to education and more!
Many myths have been woven about the insurance industry. Some assume it’s boring. To others, it may seem like number crunching and not much more. For those who work in insurance however, it is neither boring nor solely focused on numbers. It’s an exciting industry where no two days are the same. Here’s why.
Office Hours: Learn About The Insurance Industry With Career Connections
On April 20th, we hosted our Office Hours event with Trevor Buttrum, Program Manager at Career Connections. Over 60 minutes, we covered a wide range of topics, including career opportunities, interview tips, application advice, and more. The Insurance industry is so diverse that it can be challenging to decide where you fit in this field — hopefully our Office Hours Q&A can help you figure that out. Couldn’t make the event? Here’s the full transcript!
Exploring Insurance Careers: Meet Robert Caldwell, Regional Claims Supervisor
In the thick of a job-hunt, finding a career that you’re passionate about can feel nearly impossible. However, the perfect role could be within your reach – if you know where to look.
As a new graduate, Robert Caldwell knew that he wanted to help people with his career, but he never thought that he’d find that opportunity in the insurance industry. Nevertheless, after testing the waters in a number of industries, he found an amazing career in insurance claims.
Finding the right place to apply your skills and education can be tough.
Should you pursue the typical career choice for someone with your degree? Or should you go off the beaten path and try something different?
Like many young university graduates, Karen Jarvis-Adams once faced a similar crossroad. With an honours degree in Public Policy and Political Science from York University, Karen considered going into Law and even Public Planning before stumbling upon the Insurance industry.
Want To Advance Your Career In The Insurance Industry? Here’s Some Advice
Insurance is a fast-paced industry that’s constantly changing and growing. However, no matter how much the field evolves, there are certain qualities that every Insurance professional needs for success.
Whether you’re an Underwriter or a Broker, there are key skills you’ll need to develop if you want to take your Insurance career to the next level. They will help you stand out to your employer, boost your professional relationships, and contribute to your personal development.
How To Hatch Your Insurance Career Through Networking
The Insurance industry is a fantastic place for students and grads to start their careers.
This dynamic business offers a wide range of career opportunities for young professionals – from Brokering to Underwriting, there’s sure to be a role that suits your interests.
However, navigating this industry can be challenging if you’re unfamiliar with how it works. With so many entry-level career options available, it can be difficult to know where to start looking for that career-hatching opportunity.
Exploring Insurance Careers: Meet Jason Foroglou, Agency Manager
Growing up, Jason Foroglou was no stranger to the Insurance industry.
His uncle worked in the field since the late 60s, and his father became an Insurance agent in the 80s. And while Jason didn’t necessarily plan on following in their footsteps, he too found himself swept up in the business.
Insurance And 3D Printing: How The Industry Adapts To New Technology
Did you know that a career in Insurance can connect you to emerging technologies?
This is a great field for recent grads who are looking for stability, promising income potential, and unparalleled learning opportunities. What’s more, this industry encapsulates a diverse range of businesses, allowing young professionals to specialize in an area that interests them.
Couldn’t make the event? Here’s the full transcript!
Being one of the most diverse industries out there, Insurance is a great place to hatch your career!
On February 24th, we hosted an Office Hours Q&A with Career Connections’ eggs-pert Trevor Buttrum. Over 60 minutes, we covered all sorts of topics that students and recent grads like you have been asking about. There are so many different types of positions and fields to choose from, so you can be sure to find your perfect fit; you just need to know where to start looking.
Couldn’t make the event? Here’s the full transcript!
Operational Roles In Insurance: Which One Is Right For You?
Researching potential roles in different fields is the best way to start. Operational roles in the Insurance industry are an especially exciting option – these positions allow you to get involved with the day-to-day operations of the company. But what a lot of professionals don’t realize is that Insurance can be used as a vehicle to work with a variety of different industries.
Exploring Insurance Careers: Meet Juliana Agriesti, Marketing Representative
Like many people, Juliana Agriesti used to think an insurance career meant working as a broker or a sales representative. But she soon found out that the industry had much more to offer.
How An Insurance Career Connects You To Emerging Industry Trends
What if you worked in a field so diverse, you were always connected to the latest trends across multiple industries?
No, we’re not talking about a fictional career path. The insurance industry is one of the most exciting fields for graduates who are looking for new challenges on a daily basis.
Office Hours: A Q&A With Career Connections On The Insurance Industry
For many individuals, the insurance industry is not always top of mind when it comes to their career-hunt. However, this field is one of the best places for young professionals to get their start!
3 Great Reasons Why New Grads Should Pursue An Insurance Career
After spending years honing and developing your skills in school, it can be challenging to find the right industry to hatch your career in. You may be looking for a place that offers stability and resources to grow, or perhaps one where you can push your limits and sharpen your skills.
Office Hours: Learn About Careers In The Insurance Industry With Career Connections
November 28th was an egg-citing day at TalentEgg: we hosted Office Hours with Career Connections, a division of the Insurance Institute dedicated to career awareness and education in the insurance industry. Office Hours is an hour-long live chat with representatives from top employers for TalentEgg members.
Office Hours: Tips On Hatching Your Insurance Career From Career Connections’ Industry Experts
April 24th was an egg-citing day at TalentEgg: We hosted Office Hours with Career Connections, a division of the Insurance Institute dedicated to career awareness and education in the insurance industry.
Office Hours: Find Your Place In Insurance With Career Connections
On November 27th, TalentEgg hosted Office Hours with Career Connections, a career awareness and insurance education program.
Office Hours: Insurance Trends And Expert Career Advice With Career Connections
On April 23rd, TalentEgg hosted Office Hours with Career Connections! Office Hours is an hour-long chat with career experts and recruiters for TalentEgg members.
Office Hours: A Look At Career Opportunities In The Insurance Industry With Career Connections
Did you miss our Office Hours event with Career Connections?
Building Your LinkedIn Profile For Success In Insurance
Want to step up your job-hunting game? If you do then it might be time to give your LinkedIn profile a facelift.
Career Start: How to Ace Your Insurance Interview
Interviews are by far one of the most nerve-wracking parts of hatching your career in insurance.
5 Reasons To Explore A Career In Insurance
If you like working with people, exercising your analytical side, and problem solving, then hatching a career in insurance could be the right step for you.
Office Hours with Career Connections: Your Prep Guide
One of the best ways to get your insurance career questions answered is during an Office Hours session with Career Connections.
Your Top Questions: The Insurance Career FAQ
What have you always wanted to know about working in the insurance industry?
Your Personality And The Insurance Role That Suits It
Looking to get ahead in your insurance career?
How To Write A Resume For Insurance Jobs
When writing your resume, what’s your ultimate goal? To get a job?
Insurance Job Interview Tips: What To Expect, How To Prepare And Follow Up
Think you can just wing it during your next job interview? Think again.
5 Ways To Choose The Insurance Employer That Is Right For You
As a student or recent graduate who wants to hatch a career in insurance, it can be tempting to apply to any and all insurance employers that are hiring.
How To Stay Connected To Other Young Insurance Professionals After Graduation
As a student, it’s easy to connect with classmates and maintain close ties throughout your time at school as you attend classes, study, work on projects and socialize together on a daily basis.
A Long-Term Look At 4 Common Insurance Career Paths
In the insurance industry, there are nine “gateway” roles that most new grads start in, such Broker, Underwriter, Claims Agent or Actuary, for example, but endless different paths you can pursue within the industry from there.
The Career Connections Quiz: Find The Insurance Career For You
There are more careers in the insurance industry than you probably think. Some are obvious – we’ve all heard of Brokers and Underwriters.
How To Network Your Way Into The Insurance Industry
A career in insurance is all about building relationships.
Insurance 101: Introduction To Entry Level Careers In The Insurance Industry
If you haven’t seriously considered the insurance industry as an ideal place to start your career, maybe these statistics will encourage you to start:
How To Hatch Your Career In Insurance: 6 Tips From An Industry Expert
If you think you might be interested in a career in insurance, the best thing you can do is start exploring the industry while you’re still a student through research, networking and work experience, such as co-ops, internships, summer jobs and part-time jobs.