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Everybody who’s a successful independent adjuster has been there: a license, maybe some training, a pile of gear and a new laptop.. but no experience!
How do you get work if you have no experience??
Many times you’ll get advice to go and sign up with the big IA firms (Pilot, Crawford, Sedgewick, etc) and that’s good advice.
However, because competition can be pretty fierce among the smaller IA firms, many of them will go to extra lengths to find and develop new talent.
When you apply to firms, always ask what resources they have for new people to help you not only get on their roster, but be deployable.
I interviewed Brittany from TSI Adjusters based in Florida and she told me that TSI Adjusters not only has live training to teach you what you need to know as an adjuster, they also have a mentoring program so that you can learn HOW TO BE an adjuster (big difference!).
Have you ever done a ridealong with an experienced adjuster? Do you think that it has helped your career? Let us know in the comments!