The Squeaky Wheel – Networking and Relationships

The catastrophe adjusting industry is one primarily based upon networking and relationships. Often times it’s not what you know, but who you know, that enables your career. This fact, as unfortunate or unfair as it may appear, and whether admitted or not, holds true in most business’s. Our industry is no different. In this blog, I am going to offer…

Every Conference is the Best Conference

Every Fall and Spring, all across the country, Independent Adjusting (IA) firms roll out the red carpet for their existing adjusters as well as new, prospective adjusters in a conference/convention format. Many of these conferences will be held at the IA firms headquarters, local hotels or conference facilities or in some cases, with the larger IA firms at a lavish…

Your Resume…It Matters!

Your resume needs to be concise, clean and to the point.  Period. The relevancy of your resume should be custom tailored to the position in which you are applying…it is paramount.  The job hunter that mass emails generic form resumes for multiple job postings tells me two things specifically. Our job posting was not important enough for the job hunter…

Just Another Day in the Life of Adjusting..Pit Bulls Optional.

In general, the insurance adjusting business refers to policy, covered perils, deductibles, property damage, payment for covered damages and adherence to state and federal insurance laws. Pretty cut and dry wouldn’t you say? Pretty boring, most would think, based upon the first sentence of this blog. Today, I want to paint a picture of some actual events that have occurred…

So Just How Much $$ Do Adjuster’s Make?

The rumors are true, the adjusting business can be very lucrative for the right person. Before I dive into the financials of the business, I want to offer some thoughts that, in my opinion, far outweigh the financial rewards. Adapt and Do Good One must understand that we are in the people business first and foremost. Many times, adjusters encounter…

How to Get Hired as a New Adjuster

After a new adjuster has jumped head first into the sea of adjusting, the ultimate question they ask is, “how do I get hired or deployed?”. My advice would be to do your homework first. The field of catastrophe adjusting is discovered by word of mouth and is typically difficult to get into without knowing someone or without some assistance.…

The Do’s and Don’ts Every Adjuster Needs to Know

When trying to decide on a new topic for the blog this week, I sat down and started making a list.  As you can imagine, the list became exhaustive.   One thing that always rings true, is that all storms, storm managers, and adjusters are not created alike. The same can be said with insurance companies and their customers. If all…

How to Be a Successful Adjuster with Limited Construction Knowledge

In this industry, knowledge is power and conversely, power is knowledge. The old saying that you have to have experience to get a job certainly holds true in the world of adjusting. With that said, any supervisor will tell you, it is easier to train a new adjuster on the methods of construction than it is to teach them to operate…