I. Thou shall start working on CPCU right away, and join the society.
II. Thou shall network often both in the company and in the industry.
III. Thou shall seek at least one mentor.
IV. Thou shall never think of thyself as an hourly employee, it is merely a temporary condition.
V. Thou shall honor traditions while always challenging the status quo.
VI. Thou shall make friends in IT, Claims and with the admin of the leaders you admire.
VII. Thou shall always keep an up-to-date LinkedIn profile.
VIII. Thou shall read the Insurance Journal, PC360, National Underwriter and a trade journal for your corner of the industry.
IX. Thou shall never bad mouth insurance in public.
X. Thou shall encourage other talented people to join our industry.
And one bonus one: XI. Thou shall follow InsNerds.com
Tony started in insurance in 2009 and immediately became a designation addict and shortly thereafter a proud insurance nerd. He has worked in claims, underwriting, finance and sales management, at 4 carriers, 6 cities and 5 states. Tony is passionate about insurance, technology and especially helping the insurance industry figure out how to retain and engage the younger generation of insurance professionals. Tony is a co-founder of InsNerds.com and a passionate speaker.