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.


By Guy Grand




What if I told you that with only 6 months training you could be your own boss, work 3 to 6 months a year, and make over $100,000 a year? You’d probably think “what’s the scam?” right. Well it’s true. An independent CAT (or catastrophic) adjuster can do all these things with the proper training and education.

What is an Independent CAT Adjuster?

When natural disasters (like a hurricane, tornado, or major storm) strikes, insurance companies need to hire qualified independent CAT adjusters to assess the damage and get their customers their much needed compensation. These adjusters are heavily compensated due to the extreme severity and urgency of the situation.

Click Here to get started on your path to a 6 figure career as a CAT adjuster.
How do I Become an Insurance Adjuster?

VAS or Veteran Adjusting School has a 3 month program that teaches you everything you need to know to be successful in the field. VAS will guide you through all of the registrations and certifications that you need. VAS also gives you the tools, software, and knowledge of the adjuster process to where you will be comfortable in the field.

Veteran Adjusting School also has insurance agency partners that are so confident of the program that they hire VAS students post-graduation. The knowledge and skills developed at VAS will also give you the complete knowledge to be able to work small claims between storms if that is something that you are interested in as well.

Click Here to get started on your path to a 6 figure career as a CAT adjuster.


By Guy Grand


Welcome to Tornado Season

As the month of March comes to a close we start to see  shifting weather patterns bring all the ingredients of storm season together.  Catastrophic Adjusters around the country are gearing up to head into the aftermath of this first batch of Tornados.  After the devastation rolls through town, adjusters are some of the first people on the scene to help families and communities move forward.

Rebuilding after a major storm can be a long a difficult process, and it is usually pretty costly!  An adjuster plays a key role in getting things moving in the right direction.  They act as the representative of the insurance company and are on site to ensure that the insured (the homeowner or property owner) is compensated for all of the loss they have sustained and were insured against.


It is the task of the adjuster to assess the extent of the damage and be the eyes of the insurance company.  Once they have verified the damage (the loss), the adjuster is often authorized to provide the insured with some of their first financial compensation for the loss they have sustained.  Most of our adjusters report that this is one of the most rewarding aspects of their job.

“The look on their faces when I hand them that first check that they can use to start rebuilding…it’s huge!  These people have just lost everything and it seems hopeless to try to move forward.  Most of the time they are still just trying to figure out what is going on.  But that check represents a path forward, and I get to be the one to hand it to them. It feels good to be there representing hope and the ability to step out from the mess.”  
“Everywhere I go, I get to be like Santa Clause!  I get to hand out money and everyone is happy to see me!”

With this first bit of financial empowerment, families and communities begin to move forward and move on.  The adjuster represents the turning point between catastrophe and building the future.

Surprisingly, many people have no idea that they can have a great career by becoming a catastrophic insurance adjuster.  On top of feeling good about the work they are doing to help people rebuild their lives, CAT adjusters can gross over $100,000 working as little as 6 months our of the year.  And many of them spend their “off-season” enjoying their Freetime in the company of friends and family.  It is a job that is both rewarding and it pays well, but almost no one knows about it.


If you think that you would like to explore more about this industry and are considering a new career visit the website www.vas-trained.com.  Veteran Adjusting School offers a full service, accredited 3-month training program for people who are looking to get started as CAT Adjusters. We will take you from the first introduction all the way through your first few storms.  We are committed to training and mentoring the best adjusters and we have the reputation to prove it.

If you are ready for some more information on this exciting career click the link below to let us know you would like to hear from us.

By Guy Grand



You may have heard that it can take time and dedication to work your way into the Catastrophic Insurance Adjusting Industry…and this can be true.  But it doesn’t have to be as difficult as you might think.  Here are a few things you should know about getting your foot in the door.

Should I try to do it myself?

You may have heard that it can take time and dedication to work you way into the Catastrophic Insurance Adjusting Industry..and this can be true.  But it doesn’t have to be as difficult as you might think.  Here are a few things you should know about getting your foot in the door.
Yes, for adjusters who try to “go it alone” and work their way into the industry by their own bootstraps, it can be a long and costly learning curve. 
Check out our eBook which details the difficulties our founder and many others have encountered when trying to “do it themselves”.  (Click the image)

How do I gain the required experience?

It doesn’t have to be this hard.  It is true that many Insurance Adjusting Firms will be hesitant to work with you if they cannot determine the quality of work that you put out. (Check out our recent post about being a Quality Adjuster HERE!) Most firms will require a minimum of 2 years experience in the industry to help them make sure that the work you have done will be satisfactory for their standards.  

Becoming a VAS Trained Adjuster means that you will have the weight and credibility of our name on your side.  We have a long list of Partner Adjusting Firms that have agreed to waive the experience requirements for our graduates because they know the quality of adjusters that we train.  This is a select group of professional adjusters that are committed to this industry as a career.  From the moment they leave our school doors VAS trained adjusters are already leaps and bounds beyond many adjusters who have already been working claims…And OUR PARTNER FIRMS KNOW IT!  That is why they are always calling us and asking if we have more graduates ready for work.  They only want well-trained adjusters, and we only train the best. 

Take a look at our Training Page to see why Adjuster Firms are partnering with Veteran Adjusting School. Take note of all the partnership letters at the bottom of the page.

If you are ready to start working and honest and rewarding career.  Get in touch with one of our enrollment specialists to start a discussion and find out of this career is right for you. 


By Guy Grand



What do our Partner Insurance Firms look for in a good adjuster?  What do they love about VAS trained adjusters? How can I become the type of adjuster that firms want to work with?

When you are considering starting a career as a CAT Adjuster, you should know that it is not all as simple as getting a license and getting to work.  Although you will be working independently, you are ultimately hired by a specific Insurance Adjusting Firm.  The firm is looking for the Adjuster that will be able to represent the insurance company in assessing damage and processing claims of damage.  So you have to be thinking about why they would want to pick you over someone else.

Here are a few things that you should be considering.


You might not realize that one of the important components of being a great adjuster is that you need to be somewhat personable.  Think about it.  You are the person that is on the front line as a representative of the Insurance Company.  The interaction you have with the insured will end up being a direct reflection of the Insurance Company.  They will want to be hiring adjusters that look and act professionally as well as one that can maintain a friendly conversation with the insured while you are interacting with them.


Being an efficient adjuster is going to work in your favor, both to meet your own goals, as well as to maintain a good rapport with the firms that you work with.  The more claims you can effectively handle in a given day, the more money you will be earning for yourself.  In addition, processing more claims per day tells the insurance company that you can help them attend to the needs of those they insure in a timely and efficient manner.

Attention to Detail

They will also want to see that you are attending to the details of the claims as you are working through them.  This isn’t just about how many claims you can push through in a day.  If everything you do is sloppy and needs to be redone or is incomplete, the firm is not going to be interested in working with you in the future.  You are going to end up costing them more money in the long run.


Most firms are looking for a minimum of 2 years of Field Qualified Experience.  For a lot of adjusters that are new to the industry, this can make for a rough start to finding work.  Many new adjusters start out doing some lighter day claims or work under a master adjuster to learn the ropes for a while before they break out to work on their own.  But there are other options…

Thankfully, due to the quality of the education at Veteran Adjusting School, all of our VAS Trained Graduates are able to find work with our partner firms right away.  Our partner firms often waive the 2-year experience requirement for our graduates because they know they are job-ready from day one. 

If you want to learn more about becoming a VAS Trained adjuster click the link below to see how you can become part of our elite team of adjusters and start earning the income you deserve right away.



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