Posted by: jmwilsonmga | March 29, 2011

Generation Y Not?

The insurance industry is one big melting pot.  It’s like a New York second; every race, religion, culture, you name it, represented.  So where in the world is everyone over the age of twenty-five?  Why is Generation Y so conspicuously absent?  

I am a rare one.  Coming fresh out of Olivet College, with an Insurance & Risk Management Degree secured under my eager millennium arm, I nabbed the promising position of Transportation Underwriter for JM Wilson Corporation.  I enjoyed the creative challenges, even welcomed them.  I didn’t have long to wait. 

The typical Boomer-In-The-Biz-Agent-Over-30-Years hit me from day one.  You know the scenario:  a company declines a risk and he or she knows ‘better’ (and argues to convince you you’re dead-wrong).  Don’t allow another’s seniority in the industry to undermine your self confidence.  Trust your intelligence, intuition and instincts.  Confidence, knowledge and determination are ‘Generation-proof.’  

So take note.  While the Boomer generation essentially appears to run the country, the reality is that Gen Y dramatically and exponentially is changing the very way business is being doneFacebook, Twitter, and Linked In—the hot new Must-Haves of Social Media—are our brain children that no business can afford to grow without.  

Hey, we are the new technology.  We cut our teeth on the Internet.  Computers, our kindergarten toys!  And so I say, who better than to challenge, grow and take this insurance industry by Hi-Speed, High-Def storm than us—Generation Why Not? 

About the Author : Leon Hilaski, Michigan and Southern Region Transportation Supervisor

Leon has been a member of the J.M. Wilson Team for nearly four years and currently serves as the Transportation Supervisor for Michigan and the Southern Region.  He is responsible for the day to day operations of the transportation team, as well as underwriting risks himself.  Leon loves working with his J.M. Wilson teammates and agents.  It is the bonds that he has formed with his co-workers and agents that is the most rewarding for him.  In his spare time, Leon loves to participate in sports, golf, and spend time with his family.

Disclaimer :  This article is for informational purposes only.  There is no legal advice being suggested or proffered.  The author assumes no responsibility or liability for the actions taken or not taken by the readers based upon such information.  This article is the opinion of the author and is not supported or endorsed by J.M. Wilson.  It should not be relied upon and may contain inaccuracies or content may have changed over time, contact your underwriter for the most current and accurate information.  Any comments or responses are the opinions of their authors.  Content on this site is believed to be covered under Fair Use.

Copyright 2011 J.M. Wilson Corporation

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