By Guy Grand


At first, it can be a little confusing to answer the question, “Who do I work for when I become and Independent Adjuster?”  Here is a little bit of perspective on it that we hope will clear things up for you.

This is an excerpt from our free eBook titled “Catastrophic Insurance Adjusting – Making it Your Career” where I have written about working as an Independent Adjuster.

“Ultimately, we are bound by the rules and regulations of the insurance company that hires our employers. However, we aren’t paid directly by the insurance company nor are we usually supervised directly by the insurance company. As Independant Adjusters we work for separate third party companies called third party administrators (TPAs) or Independent Adjusting firms (IA Firms).
IA Firms are contracted by the insurance companies to hire, supervise, and ultimately administer the rules and regulations of the insurance company. They are therefore our employers.  To understand the role of IA firms it helps to understand why they are necessary to our industry. Insurance companies hire staff adjusters to handle their daily claim volume although some companies have national CAT teams as well. These staff adjusters take care of the day to day claims such as a water heater leaking or a small kitchen fire, etc. Insurance companies hire just enough staff adjusters to cover these types of losses.
However, during a large storm event those staff adjusters simply cannot handle the volume of claims that come in. With the spike in claim volume from a catastrophe, comes the need for independent adjusters to help close those claims. This business model makes sense as the insurance companies keep their day to day operational costs low and during large events they have the support to handle the overflow.
IA’s work the same type of claims as the staff adjusters; however, they are only in one location until the volume is reduced so that the staff adjusters can handle them. It is for this reason that IA firms and independent adjusters are an integral part of the claims handling process, especially during a major storm event. This niche is what makes becoming an independent adjuster such an awesome opportunity for someone who doesn’t have a college degree or someone looking for a second career after the military or anyone looking for a new career.”

If you would like to read more about what it is like working as an Independent Insurance Adjuster, click the link below to download a free copy of our eBook “Catastrophic Insurance Adjusting – Making It Your Career”.

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By Guy Grand


So you are all geared up to make a career move and you have decided to attend a job fair.  Great!  But, are you really prepared to make the most of your experience?  A job fair can be a great place to find your next career, but they can also be overwhelming.  Following these 5 tips to make your job fair experience a success.

1. Do Your Homework

Most job fairs are packed with hundred of recruiters from a variety of different industries.  Take some time to see who has pre-registered for the event and which recruiters you will want to make sure you have a chance to speak with.  You already have a general sense of the career path you are on.  Don’t waste your precious time stopping at every booth to hear about an industry you are not interested in.  Figure out who is going to be there and make sure you hit your top interests first.  Once you have explored all the opportunities knew you were interested in, then go ahead and make the rounds to see if there is something else that might jump out at you.

2. Get There Early

By the time everything is over most recruiters have spoken to hundreds of potential candidates and are simply drained. If you really want to engage with them, get to the job fair right away and talk with them while they are still fresh and eager to speak with you.  You could miss an opportunity for a great career just because you were turned off by the tired and worn out recruiter presenting you with the information.

3. Bring Lots of Copies of your Resume

Because you have done your homework you know will be some specific recruiters for which you will want to have your resume on hand.  But, make sure you also bring a few extra copies. You never know what opportunity will present itself and you will want to be prepared to present yourself.

4. Practice Your Own Pitch

Many people attend a job fair and just listen to recruiter after recruiter.  But, if you really want to make a memorable impact, know what you want to say when you find an opportunity that seems like it would be a good fit for you.  Practice a short, 30 second, mini pitch that covers the high points and will give the recruiter something to remember about you.

Tell them:

  • Who you are..
  • What you are looking for…
  • Why they are a fit for you…
  • Why you are a fit for them…

5. Follow up within 48 Hours

When you leave, a couple of the recruiters will stick out in your mind.  These are the people that you will want to make sure to follow up within the next 48 hours.  If you have made an impression with them, you will want to keep that momentum moving in your favor.  These folks can literally have hundreds of prospects to process after they leave.  Don’t wait to get lost in the wash of job candidates.  Reach out to them and let them know you are serious.

If you can follow these 5 tips when attending your next job fair you’ll be well on your way to finding a successful new career.  Just be prepared and know what you are looking for.  That career is out there waiting for you.

Want to speak with someone about a career change?  Feel free to get in touch with us.