After answering a job post for new Agents OPS in my area, I had an interview with the local Farmers District Manager on 04 FEB 2010.
The meeting went well with good in-depth overview of Farmers Insurance Group and how people can start a new career with a recognized insurance leader (Top three in rankings.)
While I will provide out-of-pocket money for my Life/Acc/Health license – it will serve me well even if I decide not to go with Farmers.
In short, I spoke to many people who have become agents with Farmers – many (like me) who decided to enter into the world of insurance and financial markets – that appear to be ‘recession proof’ because the job market is, at best, poor.
After the meeting (that lasted 1 ½ hours), I completed my background check for the company and expect to start classes 08 FEB 2010. It will take focus, drive and determination – which is better than being un-employed!