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Complete Guide to Creating a Insurance Sales Resume

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Volen Vulkov
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Updated on 2021-04-21

Say hi to Julie.

She’s recruiting for the Insurance Sales position that opened up at the big insurance company in town.

Working for this company would be a dream.

The commissions are huge. The job security is high.

It’s the fast-paced job you’re made for.

Not to mention, you would get to flex your natural talent for selling.

But how do you impress Julie enough to land a coveted interview spot?

With an outstanding resume.

This guide will teach you how to write a resume that will land you the job you want.

Let’s get started.

This Insurance Sales Resume Guide Will Teach You:

  1. 6+ samples of stand-out insurance sales resumes
  2. How to list your insurance license information
  3. How to sell yourself in your resume summary
  4. 24 meaningful skills that will impress the recruiter

Insurance Sales Resume Samples

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How to Write a Job-Winning Insurance Sales Resume

Your resume is where first impressions are born.

Hiring managers spend an average of 6 seconds scanning your resume.

6 seconds.

What you make of those 6 seconds will be the difference between whether or not they’re interested enough to keep reading.

As an insurance sales agent, you know very well that first impressions are everything. If you can’t hook a prospective customer in right away, you’ve lost the sale.

Resumes are the exact same.

You need to hook in the hiring manager with your incredible insurance sales resume.

That’s how you land an interview.

A successful insurance sales resume will demonstrate:

  • A proven track record in sales
  • Approachable attitude and excellent soft skills
  • Passion for the industry, and the role in particular

Highlight your sales track record in your summary and work experience section.

Show off your personality and skill-set throughout your resume too.

And most importantly, personalize every section for the job you want.

The Most Important Sections of an Insurance Sales Resume:

  • Clear, organized layout
  • Resume summary that sells who you are
  • Work experience that proves you’re competent
  • Well-rounded mix of skills

How to Write an Informative Insurance Sales Resume Header

Your resume header is where recruiters will glance first.

Make this section strong and you’ll be off on the right path.

Let’s say you’re applying for an insurance sales role at your local auto insurance broker.

Your header originally looks like this:

Jane Kloss
Insurance Sales Broker

help@enhancv.com

Vancouver, BC
WRONG

This header may look just fine, but it’s very basic.

It doesn’t give the hiring manager an opportunity to discover more about you.

Let’s show you a new one that reaches its full potential.

Jane Kloss
Insurance Sales Broker - Auto

+359 88 888 8888

help@enhancv.com

linkedin.com/me/jane.kloss

Vancouver, BC
RIGHT

This is more like it! It has all of the header upgrades the recruiter wants to see:

  • Shows your insurance speciality
  • Links to your LinkedIn profile to discover more about you
  • Includes more options to contact you - email and phone

How to Choose the Right Format for Your Insurance Sales Resume

Making your resume easily scannable will be the best gift you can give to a hiring manager, getting you on their good side.

Choosing the right resume format can be the difference between landing an interview… or not.

Thereverse chronological resume format is best suited for insurance sales resumes. They highlight your work experience the most, which is the biggest factor hiring managers will think about.

To make your resume even easier to read, cover these three bases:

  • Use bullet points to organize information
  • Split your resume into clear sections with headings
  • Use an appropriate font

What if this 2000-word guide you’re reading was one huge paragraph with no spaces to separate?

You would probably feel super frustrated trying to read it.

The recruiter reading your resume will feel the same way too if you don’t use short paragraphs.

  • 1-2 sentence paragraphs is the golden rule.
  • Use a common font, like Arial, and make the text large enough to be mobile-friendly (11pt or higher).
  • Save your resume as a PDF. It’s the safest file type.

How to Stand Out with Your Insurance Sales Resume Summary

Your resume summary is just like a sales pitch.

Just like you would sell home insurance to a customer by building their trust and making them believe in the comfort of their secure home.

You use those same skills to write an outstanding insurance sales resume summary.

Your summary will also build trust with the recruiter by highlighting your past accomplishments.

It will also make them believe in your commitment and passion for the role through personalizing your summary.

Let’s take a look at two examples.

2 Insurance Sales Resume Examples - Summary

Here’s a sample of the average insurance sales resume summary:

Summary
Experienced insurance sales agent looking to join a fast-paced team. Skilled at closing sales and maintaining strong customer relationships.
WRONG

This summary misses the mark on those two things we just covered:

  • It doesn’t highlight any sales accomplishments
  • It isn’t personalized to the role you’re applying for

If this summary was a comprehensive home insurance policy, you would not be landing the sale.

Let’s take a look at the new and improved version.

Summary
Experienced home insurance sales associate with 5+ years' experience managing client accounts. At Lighthouse Insurance, I exceeded all quarterly sales targets, generating over $30,000 of revenue monthly, and increasing referral business by 40% yearly. Skilled at managing all areas of the sales cycle, from prospecting to following up. Eager to make a positive impact on the Crystal Home Insurance team.
RIGHT

Woah!

This summary has it all. It begins by mentioning your specialty in insurance (home) and then goes on to talk about how many years of experience you have (5).

The middle really shines when talking about real-life impressive sales stats, and then mentioning specific keywords like “prospecting” and “following up”.

The summary is topped off with a conclusion that shows your genuine interest in the specific job role. A personalized resume will always stand out from a generic one.