TalentEgg Talks: Busting Myths about the Insurance Industry with Career Connections


What does a career in the insurance industry look like? Is it all about selling home, car and life insurance? Absolutely not! For our latest TalentEgg Talks we sat down with six insurance industry professionals to bust common myths and misconceptions about a career in the insurance industry. 

Watch the videos below to find out if these five myths are true or false:

#1 – Is insurance only about sales?

#2 – Is insurance only for older professionals?

#3 – Is insurance boring?

#4 – Do I need a business degree to get a job in insurance?

#5 – Are insurance employers “top employers”?

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A lit bit about Leanne, Warren, Nisha, Brad, Chloe and Trevor:

Leanne Taylor is the Manager of Client Service Auto at Hub International, and an expert in the insurance industry with a proven track record of coaching, leading, and managing teams through transformational change.

Warren Ting is the Vice President of Underwriting at HTM Insurance. Warren is a specialist in Change Management, Portfolio Management, and Team Building. He oversees underwriting services and connects clients to their needs. 

Nisha Fernandes is the Assistant Vice President of Client Services at Munich Re Canada. Nisha defines her work through compassion and client comfortability. 

Brad Keeling is a Casualty Claims Supervisor at Wawanesa Insurance. Brad credits his success within the insurance industry to three main skills; adaptability, willingness to learn, and communication. 

Chloe Lyons is the Senior Consultant of Talent Acquisition at Travelers Canada. Chloe has a passion for strategic and creative talent acquisition. 

Trevor Buttrum is the Manager of Career Connections – a division of the Insurance Institute focused on providing young adults and career-seekers with the tools and resources to enhance their career in insurance. He has over 15 years of experience in career development and campus recruitment.

Learn more about the Career Connections, their upcoming events, and current open opportunities on their employer profile

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kajol has been part of the TalentEgg Team since 2018. She began her journey as an Incubator Contributor and Content Marketing Intern, and is now part of the Account Management Team where she uses her past experience in corporate communications to help clients with employer branding for a campus audience. Off hours, you can find her binging Korean dramas and updating her review blog. Find her blog and her on LinkedIn to learn more.