If you’re just launching your independent claims adjuster career, the task of finding steady work and contacts may seem pretty daunting. However, just like any other business professional, independent insurance adjusters (new and old) can benefit tremendously from business networking. By building your contacts, you can ensure you always have a steady flow of work coming in. Plus, networking helps you build relationships with other adjusters which is great for sharing career ideas, having a sounding board, or just bonding over the joys and challenges of self-employment.
Let’s take a look at these useful business networking tips for Independent Claims Adjusters:
Utilize Social Media
This may seem like a no-brainer, but sometimes the power of social media is overlooked. By creating a LinkedIn or Facebook page, you can quickly connect with other independent claims adjusters all over the world. Create a custom message explaining who you are and how you think connecting with them would benefit both of you. This is also a great way to connect with insurance companies and other prospective clients.
Experts and leaders know all the ins-and-outs of the business. Look for people you admire in your field. Find out where they network so you can follow in their footsteps. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! Mentors can be a valuable asset to your personal growth as an adjuster.
Invest The Time
Networking is not an easy task. You should find yourself spending countless hours searching the internet for quality leads to reach out to or follow. Just as you make the time to workout or go grocery shopping, business networking requires a set amount of planning. You’re much more likely to accomplish your goals when you make sure to dedicate the proper amount of time to networking. It’s important and it will pay off!
Aim to Be Likeable & Professional
Any adjuster can learn to write an accurate estimate along with photos and detailed notes, but the key factor here is YOU. Your personality is important in this job. You must be yourself, but remember to try to be likable at all times. Setting your unique self apart from your competition just might land you that job or awesome new mentor to network with. Start conversations at orientations or conventions and aim to be outgoing and friendly.
While being likable is surely important, you also don’t want to go too overboard in the other direction. If you’re having drinks with fellow adjusters, know when to stop. Don’t make distasteful jokes or put on a bad impression. One bad night can ruin your credibility. Being professional is key, so stay focused, sharp, smart, and courteous at all times.
Business networking can have tremendous benefits for your independent adjusting career. Remember these tips to gain exceptional new mentors and land jobs faster than ever before. Visit Adjusting to 6 Figures today for more information. And if you really want to take your networking to the next level, sign up for one of our upcoming events!