Spring Cleaning Time! Dust off that 2011 Resume and Update it for 2012 Assignments!

April 30, 2012

It’s hard to believe we are already at the end of the month of April already.

While doing personal spring cleaning projects this past week, it dawned on my now is a great time to remind adjusters to update their resume with the work completed in 2011 and get it out to the firms you are on their roster for. This would include updates to any additional state adjuster licenses acquired, new assignments completed in 2011, updated references, and more.

When you get your update done, don’t forget to update your resume on ClaimSmentor. It’s simple to do so you will be included in our roster all participating adjusting firms have access to. Just click on the Menu tab in the forums after login then click on the Profile tab and you’ll find the resume field there. If you already have an older resume, just click on Browse and it will over ride the one currently on the roster.

We are still seeing way too many resumes that could use a good revision. While we’ve had a few experiences with adjusters who embellished their resume experience, I find much the opposite where many GREAT candidates leave out important and pertinent details on their resume. It’s only after we’ve discussed an opportunity and I explore their background more that I find out they are selling themselves short in so many cases! Some of the most important elements are missing such as:

1) What is your objective? Are you looking for staff or independent adjusting or claim management positions?

2) Are you looking for catastrophe claim assignments, daily claim assignments (in a fixed territory near home), are you looking to handle property claims only or do you have liability experience as well. Heck some times I don’t even know due to lack of details if the candidate is looking for auto claim assignments, residential claim assignments, or commercial property or liability claims.

3) Often missing are important details on the types of claims you have handled such as mobilehomeowners, flood, residential, retail, small business, churches?

4) What perils are you experienced with? Hail, tornado, hurricane, water, fire, grease fires, theft losses?

These are but a few of the examples and the biggest would be lack of core competencies you have that summarize your skills.

If you need help creating a new and improved resume, we do provide resume services prepared directly by me with over 30 years in claims to include staff and independent claim management so I am well familiar with the key components you need to be considered by an adjusting firm for their “A” list.

Should you wish more information on this resume service or simply want a critique of the one you are using that may not be producing the results you need, then email me at dkmoroy@dimechimes.com for more information.

In case you missed it, here is a link to my published article in Claims Magazine on Catastrophe adjuster resumes as well:

Don’t forget to view our latest published article as the cover story in the August 2007 issue of Claims Magazine (now called www.PropertyCasualty360.com titled a “A Box of Chocolates?”. They did a fantastic job with the cover photo to match the article:

http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2007/08/03/a-box-of-chocolates

Updating this February 2008, here is a link to our newly published article in Claims Education National Underwriter’s quarterly magazine on “Luck- Where Preparation Meets Opportunity”  :

www.claimseducationmagazine.com/pdfs/CEM_Winter_08_v1.pdf

https://dimechimes.wordpress.com/2008/02/05/luckwhere-preparation-meets-opportunity-published-208-in-claims-education-magazine/

Here is also a link to our first published article from June 2006 on Catastrophe Adjuster resumes published on Claims Magazine(now called PropertyCasualty360.com):

http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2006/05/25/speaking-of–catastrophe-adjusting


ClaimSmentor Sponsor Eberls Claims is seeking Billingual Independent Adjusters

April 18, 2012

We have received a request from ClaimSmentor sponsor Eberls Claims Service to let everyone know that they are currently accepting independent adjusters with billingual skills per the following information to share with you:

Eberl Claims Service is currently interviewing bi-lingual, Spanish speaking individuals to be considered for future catastrophe assignments/deployments. You must be able to pass a Spanish Speaking Certification in order to qualify for bi-lingual deployments (see below). Previous property adjusting experience or related experience is preferred; however we do have training programs for individuals that have excellent customer service skills and outstanding computer skills.

To qualify as a bi-lingual adjuster, an oral exam must be completed to assess language level and skill. Eberl offers this exam one time, free of charge to qualified candidates. The test is challenging; superior skills are required to pass. Candidates must be able to speak and understand Spanish fluently. This is a 40 minute oral exam designed to assess your conversational skills and knowledge of the language. Typical questions may ask you to discuss your favorite film/book in depth, describe in detail your neighborhood, home, family and friends, etc.

For more information, please email training@eberls.com and include “Spanish Speaking” in the subject line.

Thanks as always to Eberls Claims for supporting our ClaimSmentor online mentoring program!


Eberls Claims Service is now hiring for Auto Catastrophe Claims Adjusters and Auto Liability Claims Adjusters

February 9, 2012

ClaimSmentor sponsor Eberls Claims Service  is now hiring for Auto Catastrophe Claims Adjusters as well as Auto Liability Adjusters.

Here are the details for those interested:

Auto Catastrophe Claims Adjuster openings:

Join a winning team! For the last 25 years, Eberl Claims Service has been providing quality claims adjusting services to the insurance industry. Over the years we have established a reputation as one of the top independent adjusting firms in the nation.  Our success is due, in part, to our philosophy of treating our adjusters as we expect to be treated.  As a compliment to the customers we service, we also enjoy a diverse workforce comprised of many different backgrounds and experiences from all corners of the nation.  Developing an inclusive work environment that encourages individual contributions and fosters growth at all levels from a workforce that draws upon the culturally diverse demographics across the country, is a key component to providing the outstanding service that our customers identify with and appreciate.  It is how we set ourselves apart.
We are currently seeking Auto Claims Adjusters to work within our Catastrophe Division. Candidates must:
·         Be computer proficient with prior experience with auto estimating software
·         Have 2 years auto claims handling experience
·         Possess an adjuster’s license in home state or Texas
·         Have a strong work ethic and superior customer service skills
·         Be able to travel and spend extended periods of time away from home
All candidates must also undergo background screening and drug testing prior to employment.
What do we offer?
·         Better commissions – our rates are among the highest in the industry
·         Direct deposit, on-line access to payroll and fee bills
·         401K
·         Cafeteria Plan
·         License reimbursement program- We will pay the fees for up to 5 licenses each year you successfully complete an assignment with Eberl.
·         Excellent Management and Field Support
·         Excellent client base and ample work opportunities.
We invite you to put your expertise into a great work environment with Eberl! Please submit your resume to resumes@eberls.com

 

We are currently seeking Auto Liability Claims Adjusters. Candidates must:

· Have 5+ years of Auto Liability claims handling experience.

· Be computer proficient.

· Possess an adjuster’s license in Texas or Florida.

· Be willing to travel out of state on long term assignments.

· Have experience determining liability with physical damage claims.

· Be able to negotiate physical damage settlements with claimants and attorneys.

· Have experience corresponding with or interviewing attorneys, medical specialists, agents, police, medical professionals, witnesses or claimants to compile information needed for evaluation.

· Handle claims which may have multiple features identified upon report or likely to arise during the investigation of the claim including: collision, comprehensive, and physical damage.

· Undergo background screening and drug testing prior to employment.

Duties:

· Evaluate policy coverage, contact insured’s, claimants, attorneys, body shops and medical staff to determine injuries stemming from an accident while determining and establishing reserve requirements.

· Plan and conduct investigations (including but not limited to interviewing parties involved, collecting and evaluating documentation and securing evidence) to analyze coverage, determine liability, compensability, and extent of damages.

· Maintain accurate records and handle responsibilities associated with processing and payment of claims. Record and update status notes, and documents results of contacts, relevant medical reports and information per file standards.

· Determine need for cause and origin experts, independent medical examiners, accident reconstructionists, and engineers.

· Assess actual damages associated with claims and conduct negotiations to settle claims.

· May be involved with litigation as necessary.

· Evaluate claim for potential fraud.

· Investigating the presence of multiple coverage issues.

· Rental management and tow storage mitigation.

Responsible for claims involving:

· Bodily injury (BI), medical payments, personal injury protection (PIP), No fault insurance experience a plus.

· All types of auto accidents from single vehicle to semi-complex multi vehicle losses.

· Insured vehicle rear ends claimant vehicle.

· Insured structure fixed property (mailbox, light pole, landscaping, fence, etc).
· Parking lot accidents.

· Insured vehicle struck building or large fixed property exposure.

· Any vehicle in the claim including possible total loss.

Also responsible for claims that may involve significant coverage issues such as:

· Unlisted driver operating vehicle at TOL.

· Non-permissive user of vehicle at time of loss.

· Other loss to VIN/Policy.

· Loss within 10 day coverage change report only.

· Policy cancellation.

What do we offer?

· Better commissions- our rates are among the highest in the industry

· Direct deposit, on-line access to payroll and fee bills

· 401K

· Cafeteria Plan

· License reimbursement program- We will pay the fees for up to 5 licenses each year you successfully complete an assignment with Eberl.

· Excellent Management and Field Support

· Excellent client base and ample work opportunities.

We invite you to put your expertise into a great work environment with Eberl! Please submit your resume to resumes@eberls.com


New Job Opportunities for Daily Adjusters in NJ and FL- Work from home as employee for Independent Adjusting firms

May 31, 2011

We have been requested to staff for additional daily adjuster opportunities. These are both for independent adjusting firms.

I.  Opening for adjuster to work daily claims in New Jersey for a long term client. The client is an independent adjusting firm. The position will be as an employee once candidate successfully proves they can meet adjusting firm requirements for quality work via a 30 day trial period as an independent. Once work is approved during this period, opportunity will transition to an employee versus independent on salary with full benefits to include 401k and health insurance. Client will also pay adjuster expenses in a work from home position along with field property inspections. Client needs a candidate proficient in Xactimate as well as two years experience. Must have a miniumum of two years of verifiable property adjusting experience. Candidate must also be a permanent resident of New Jersey and have reliable transportation to adjust claims through out the state.

If  interested, submit completed resume with pertinent information as to what carriers and prior adjusting firms you have worked claims for (or carrier as a staff adjuster) and what types of policies you have experience working with as long as types of perils you have adjusted (water, wind, fire, etc).

Resume should be submitted to dkmoroy@dimechimes.com. Please include your name in the subject area as well as the state you are applying for.

II.  Postion two is also for a position as an employee working daily claims. Postion contains an excellent salary, benefits, and company car. Position will be in Miami, Florida. Candidate must have a minimum of three years working daily claims to include all perils such as water, fire, theft, wind, hail, hurricane, etc. Liability experience as well will be a plus as will billingual skills. You must be a permanent resident of the area and have a permanent Florida resident adjuster license.

Please be sure resume includes years of experience, the names of the carriers and adjusting firms you have worked claims for, the perils and types of policies you have handled claims for as well as three professional references that can verify your claims experience.

Send resume to dkmoroy@dimechimes.com.

****UPDATE 2:30 PM ET- Client has withdrawn the Miami opening and we’ll update you at a later date if they re-open this position.

We will contact applicants that qualify within 48 hours of receipt of your resume. Specifics regarding salary and clients involved will only be provided to qualified candidates during interview for their consideration.

Note that candidates with continuing education designations such as AIC and CPCU, billingual skills, mulit line adjusting experience, and more than five years experience will receive the strongest consideration among applicants resumes received.

Please send resume and references in PDF format.


Back to Posting on Blog Tomorrow! Here is a new job opportunity today for daily adjuster in Connecticut with benefits

May 3, 2011

I can’t believe so much time has gone by without posting. I’ve had a busy several months with family obligations and my schedule is now clear again atleast for the next few months! We are traveling full time with my husband’s new position this year and it’s been creating havoc on my own schedule but we are most thankful for this excellent opportunity he has been given!

So first things first, we are staffing for a new position with one of our long time clients for an experienced residential property claim adjuster to be home based in Connecticut. We need an experienced residential property adjuster to work daily claims in Connecticut. Must have a minimum of three years of  verifiable experience. Position will be as an employee versus independent adjuster. Adjuster will work from home and the position includes health insurance benefits, 401k, company car, gas card, and travel and equipment expenses covered. Position includes a salary draw against fee bills as well. This position will be with an excellent independent adjusting firm.

What an excellent opportunity for the right person. If qualified and interested, please forward resume to DkMoroy@Dimechimes.com along with 3 references who can professionally document your experience. Must be a permanent resident of Connecticut and have all proper license requirements met.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Staffing for a Claims Adjusting Firm Marketing Manager position- Telecommuniting, Benefits, Salary plus Commission

February 2, 2011

We are recruiting for a large adjusting firm in need of an experienced Claims Adjusting firm marketing manager.

This position is as an employee with a base salary plus commission along with benefits and travel expenses covered.

If you have experience marketing to national insurance carriers and are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please forward your cover letter explaining your prior experience along with your complete resume and three references to dkmoroy@dimechimes.com for consideration.


Sponsor Opportunities Available for 2011 at ClaimSmentor

January 8, 2011

New for 2011 is acceptance of Insurance Claim Recruiters, Temporary Staffing agencies,  Insurance Company HR personnel and claim recruiters as Sponsors at ClaimSmentor www.claimSmentor.com.

Interested claim recruiters, temporary staffing agencies, adjusting firms, claims service organizations, and software vendors should email dkmoroy@dimechimes.com for complete details.

Our Sponsor package includes up to 10 FREE job postings in our Career forum per month, free postings about upcoming seminars your firm is hosting, and special discounts you offer to our ClaimSmentor members. Sponsors also receive 100% access to our roster of adjuster members. Much more ….contact me at above email if interested in helping keep our e-mentoring program active for auto, property, and casualty adjusters.

We will reach our five year anniversary next week and currently have approximately 1,600 members and are very proud of it! Unlike other claim forum sites, we require preapproval for membership to confirm we are all licensed adjusters or claims managers. Members upload their resumes for adjusting firm and insurance recruiters use. Our desire is to enhance the job opportunities available to our members for consideration in 2011 by now accepting insurance claims recruiters for our members who are located nationwide.

Also- all welcome to join our Linkedin group and our Twitter group:

http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=1820952

www.linkedin.com/in/claimSmentor

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