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Why Right After College is a Great Time to Become an Insurance Agent

Posted by AmeriLife Blog Team on Aug 9, 2017 11:13:36 AM

 

You did it! You graduated, you celebrated with your friends and family, and now a new journey begins… you have to figure out what to do after college! You’re ready to start the next adventure and begin building a successful career, but what’s the right field for you? Becoming an insurance agent can be a great fit for recent college grads for a variety of reasons, including the fact that you can start the journey today. If you’re looking for a career with unlimited earning potential where you are in control of your future, you’ll want to hear about this!

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Topics: Sales, Growing Business, Becoming An Insurance Agent, Career Advancement

How to Use LinkedIn to Advance Your Career - You Can’t Afford Not To!

Posted by AmeriLife Blog Team on Aug 9, 2017 11:13:22 AM

 

If you’re an experienced professional who is happy in your work and you aren’t looking for a new job, you might assume there’s no reason to be on LinkedIn, but you couldn’t be more wrong! As of this year (2016), there are over 450 million LinkedIn users and 128 million of them are in the U.S. That means almost 40% of the entire U.S. population uses LinkedIn! And guess what? The majority of these users aren’t actively looking for a new job. But they are using this free professional networking site for career growth in other ways and here you will learn how you can do it too!

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Topics: Growing Business, Business Skills, Career Advancement

5 Tips for Overcoming Social Anxiety While Networking

Posted by M. Rodriguez on Aug 9, 2017 11:13:05 AM

 

Have you ever found yourself hesitating before entering a room of people? Have you dealt with sweaty palms, a racing heart, and a deepening sense of dread in the pit of your stomach? Do you feel pressure to make more meaningful career connections, but don't know how to be more personable? Perhaps you merely think of yourself as an introvert personality, and exchanging chit chat or pleasantries with strangers feels like torture regardless of what the payoff could be.

You're not alone!

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Topics: Business Skills

5 Ways to Improve Concentration at Work When You're Burned Out

Posted by M. Rodriguez on Aug 9, 2017 11:12:51 AM

 

It's 9 am on a Monday morning, the onslaught of emails in your inbox elicits an involuntary sigh, your coffee is taking far too long to kick in, and your brain is pulsating from the pressure of all the tasks you need to complete by the end of the day - sound familiar?

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Topics: Business Skills

Why Being in College is The Best Time for an Aspiring Entrepreneur

Posted by M. Rodriguez on Aug 9, 2017 11:12:38 AM

 

 

If you're in college right now, it's very likely you're working what most would consider a "college friendly" job, such as: barista-ing (working at Starbucks or a coffee shop), serving in a restaurant, working in retail, or nannying. Perhaps you're one of the lucky few with a strong support system and you don't have to work while going to school! What you may not know, is that being a college student gives you a huge advantage when it comes to entrepreneurship - yes, being an aspiring entrepreneur in your college years is a feasible option!

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9 Tips on Building a Book of Business For The Aspiring Entrepreneur

Posted by M. Rodriguez on Aug 9, 2017 11:12:23 AM

 

 

If you're reading this article, it's likely because you're venturing out on your own into the world of entrepreneurship, or you're considering it. Either way, it's an exciting time to be an entrepreneur in an age where being your own boss and trailblazing in small business ownership is becoming more desirable. In fact, after weathering the Great Recession of  2007 through 2009, America's entrepreneurs are on the rise, most specifically among women, minorities, and millennials. Regardless of what demographic you fall into, you'll want to keep a toolbox of useful advice to guide you through your journey that all entrepreneurs could use - continue reading below to begin filling it!

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Topics: Book of Business, Growing Business, Business Skills

LinkedIn Etiquette: 11 Moves that Will Make or Break Your Profile

Posted by AmeriLife Blog Team on Aug 9, 2017 11:12:07 AM

 

With 450 million users around the world as of summer 2016, LinkedIn is the largest professional social media site that exists. If you are a working professional or aspiring to become one, you need to be on LinkedIn. It’s that simple.

 

While there are additional professional networking sites you could join, start with getting on LinkedIn. If you’re not, you’re missing out on making valuable career connections, finding potential clients, being seen by recruiters looking for talent, and more. However, throwing together a profile and occasionally logging on is not enough. There is some basic LinkedIn etiquette that you need to be aware of and follow or you're likely to sabotage yourself. Here are the areas where it’s especially important to follow the unwritten do's and don'ts of LinkedIn.

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Topics: Business Skills

5 Signs You Should Quit Your 9-5 and Start a Career in Sales

Posted by M. Rodriguez on Aug 9, 2017 11:11:51 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These days the job market is over saturated with new types of positions along with emerging industries, and while there's plenty of paths to choose from, there's still some jobs that don't lose their value no matter what the current climate looks like. So what's one job that hasn't gone out of style, and why should you consider leaving your 9-5 for it? 

 

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Topics: Sales

Why Product Diversification Could Make The Difference in Your Sales

Posted by M. Rodriguez on Aug 9, 2017 11:11:06 AM

 

 

If you're a sales professional who enjoys their job, you're likely very comfortable with the products and/or services that you sell. You might have even developed your own methods when approaching and pitching to your client, and are quite confident in your ability to close. However, there's a case to be made for diversifying your product offerings by introducing new products, and doing so may be the difference between earning a livable wage, and making more money than you know what to do with!

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Topics: Sales, Growing Business, Career Advancement

How to Get Focused as a Sales Professional During The Holidays

Posted by M. Rodriguez on Aug 9, 2017 11:10:44 AM

 

 

If you're like most people in America, the holidays at this time of year are both exciting and stressful as gearing up for family get-togethers, breaking out the secret recipes and shopping for gifts becomes priority. While the holidays are indeed an opportunity to cherish quality time with our loved ones and to be thankful for all the good tidings to come, it's also a time to remain vigilant in work.

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