Knowing what you want to include on your resume is half the battle. The rest is accomplished through clear and organized formatting of this information. A poorly presented document will negate your potential for gaining an interview or the coveted offer of employment.
Below are specific content areas of an insurance resume and what each area should highlight:
Objective Using complete, present tense and active sentences, convey the skills and attributes you use as part of the desired insurance role. Name the specific position and write as if you already hold the job, describing how you achieve success within it. Be concise and include about three sentences of varied lengths for readability.
Background/Experience Even if you do not yet hold experience in insurance, provide applicable details from your work history. Show career progression and list bullet statements of accomplishments for each job you have held. As part of those bullets, provide quantifiable results about how you helped the organization.
Certifications and Training In insurance, training, education and workshops are an ongoing, lifelong process. For this field you must be committed to knowledge and certifications. List any such courses you have completed and certifications you hold.
Achievements Accolades exhibit your drive for success, an important attribute in insurance.