My Career: Career Mapping and Education Pathways Resources
This Fall, the Insurance Institute is proud to be launching a new program for members and the industry. My Career is a microsite featuring career maps, education pathways, information, tips and resources to help people in the industry better understand the career possibilities available and to provide roadmaps on how to get there.
My Career has been developed by the Institute’s Professionals’ Division – Career Connections and CIP Society, collaborating and influenced by the findings of the 2012 demographic research study.
“What we’ve done with these new career resources is build a career continuum,” says Margaret Parent, Director of the Professionals’ Division, “from Career Connections’ resources that promote great careers in insurance to those not yet in the industry, through to those new to the industry and helping emerging professionals to be able to realize their career potential.”
[For more information on Career Connections' outreach efforts to encourage youth and career seekers to find a career in insurance, check out our 2015/16 Report Card here.]
My Career increases awareness of where an insurance career can take you and the education pathways, volunteer capacities and mentoring that may enhance your career prospects.
Modelled on the nine key gateway roles described by Career Connections, the site will include career maps demonstrating a potential career trajectory for those in the industry. The roles mapped include:
-Broker/Agent Sales & Service
-Loss Control Specialist
The site will also explore the two tracks of People Management and Technical Management.
To bring these career pathways to life, the website will include “fire-side” video interviews of successful insurance professionals and short “speaker’s corner” videos of people talking about significant milestones in their career.
The site includes career resources for goal setting, self-assessment, tip sheets and information that will be particularly helpful to those in their first five to ten years in the business.
Feedback from advisory groups consulting on this project and industry stakeholders to date has been extremely positive! As CIP Society members, we hope you’re proud that the Society is providing tools to support the career management of our members and industry professionals – stay tuned for the official launch!