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Jacobson’s emerging talent solution matches recent graduates and young professionals with insurance organizations for assess-to-hire, direct hire and internship opportunities, paving the way for long-term industry careers. Emerging talent is the only program of its kind in the insurance industry, with a mission to help young talent establish lasting careers. Our solution is so successful that more than 70 percent of Jacobson's temporary emerging talent employees have been converted to full-time in fewer than 90 days. Emerging talent is not a new concept at Jacobson. We strongly believe in growing young talent organically and have seen great success with this strategy. In fact, approximately 18 percent of Jacobson’s own corporate employees were hired directly after finishing their education.

We can help you gain footing in a global industry that will be both challenging and rewarding all while providing you with the opportunity to advance.


What are the Benefits of Working in the Insurance Industry?

There is more to the insurance industry than meets the eye. The opportunities and benefits are unbeatable.

  • Thirty-seven insurance organizations are in the Fortune 500.
  • In recent years, the insurance industry has experienced low unemployment rates. In 2012, the insurance sector employed 5.87 million professionals and is expected to add 400,000 jobs by 2020. This means that the opportunities to begin and grow your career are endless.
  • The insurance industry provides stability. People will always require healthcare, need cars and own homes – all of which require insurance.
  • The earning potential in the insurance industry is huge, especially at a young age. For example, the average salary for an entry-level underwriter position is $63,184 and the median salary for executive actuaries hit $274,934 in 2013.
  • The insurance industry offers you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. Our industry focuses on people. You will manage peoples’ risks and help them get back on track after a disaster or accident. Ultimately, you will be there to assist in their biggest time of need.
  • Most insurance companies offer benefit programs. Competitive packages offer a range of work-life solutions:
    • Health coverage
    • Retirement savings plans
    • Paid time off
    • Flexible work arrangements
    • Tuition assistance
    • Wellness programs
    • And more...

This global industry has much to offer and Jacobson can give you a head start. If your skills match up with our client’s needs, our program will place you with top insurers where you will learn the ins and outs of the industry and develop the skills to succeed. Register today to begin your career.


How Can You Put Your Degree to Use?

As you explore the insurance industry, you will realize that sales agent positions are just the tip of the iceberg. There are insurance careers for every major. From actuarial science to economics to marketing, there are a variety of opportunities available. Put your finance and accounting degree to use by performing product pricing or strategic planning. Have an engineering background? Put your analytical and problem solving skills to the test as a risk engineer.

What if I don’t have a four-year degree? Not all insurance careers require a bachelor’s degree. Our emerging talent solution is open to all individuals interested in pursuing a profession in the insurance industry. We assess your skills and characteristics, not just your experience. If you have great communication skills, integrity and reliability, amongst other qualities, an exciting and rewarding career path awaits.

Any of these skills will set you up for success in the insurance industry: business acumen, communication, critical thinking, leadership, organization and time management. Certain characteristics can also predict a long, prosperous career: collaboration, energy, initiative, integrity, maturity and reliability.

We work on opportunities for a wide range of positions, including:

  • Administrative
  • Accounting and finance
  • Actuarial
  • Claims
  • Information technology
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Underwriting


What Do Current Candidates Have to Say?

Learn the benefits of the insurance industry from our emerging talent candidates, and read first-hand how this program can launch your career.

From Karl Ronning (AAA):

"I would like to recommend Jacobson as a reliable recruiting firm. My recruiter understood my needs and placed me with a wonderful company. The entire process of working with my recruiter at Jacobson was a breeze and I would highly recommend her."

From Tahje Cornelius (ACE):

"I received a great opportunity as a new graduate with no experience in the insurance field. Jacobson was willing to take a chance and it turned out great. After only three months of working with this temp agency I was offered a full time position as an associate underwriter. The transition was very simple and it was the start of my career."


Why Should You Choose Jacobson?

The Jacobson Group is the leading provider of talent to the insurance industry. For more than 40 years, we have been connecting organizations and professionals. Our employees are active participants in the insurance community and a number of our staff hold relevant insurance designations. We participate in, speak for and hold positions in a variety of industry associations, which gives us credibility throughout the industry. Furthermore, Jacobson has 90 percent of the top 50 U.S. insurers.

What does this mean for you? Our knowledgeable staff can answer any of your questions. We can help you determine the right path. Our program will help you start you career and gain the credibility you need to move up the ranks.

Since 1971, we have helped more than 10,000 insurance professionals reach their career objectives. When our clients entrust us to fill their searches, we work hard to ensure that we create a meaningful client and candidate match that yields success for both parties.

How Can You Register and Launch Your Career Today?

Submit your profile today and discover how Jacobson can help you begin a career in the insurance industry. Our insurance recruiters will be in touch as opportunities that match up with your skill set become available. Register here.