25 Apr '11, 2am

www.googlyfish.hk The Agent: Working in insurance is like being on a bad blind date

The Agent: Working in insurance is like being on a bad blind date 25 April 2011 The Agent Back in the old days, the dream jobs were doctors and lawyers (and most likely teachers and air stewardesses for women). These days, the best careers are often in investment banking or consulting – the insurance sector is always a secondary consideration. Here’s why… You have to do telemarketing Cold calling is like going on a blind date, only worse – it’s over the phone. You read a script you have memorised and start speaking at 100 words a minute. What are the chances that the person you are calling is actually thinking about their personal finance and planning for their life? Very remote. This isn't a love match. You’re under quota pressure Your boss is pushing you to meet your quota. Your only chance after failing to find new clients is from your personal network. But if your frie...

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