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Jan 20, 2008 1:01 am

So I'm applying for this position at Metlife called "Internal Sales Associate" the Job Summary states:

 
Job Summary:  Provides internal wholesaling and marketing services for individual insurance products to specified accounts or territories.  Drives product sales by working in coordination with external wholesalers to maximize customer service and relationships.    Functional Responsibilities:  Services the requirements of smaller accounts or territories.  May service captive agents, broker/dealers, brokerage firms, financial planners, banks, consultants, and/or independent agents.  Partners with external wholesalers to create and strengthen sales activity.  Assists in executing sales call campaigns.  Identifies client needs and suggests product offerings and marketing strategies.  Helps provide basic sales and marketing ideas, trends, opportunities, and leads.
 
I just wanted to know underneath all the gibberish, what will I really be doing in the position? (I will ask the recruiter too, but I would prefer to know to prep for the interview). How should I prep for the interview in this position AND do you guys know of any pure insurance forums so I can read as many posts as I can to prep for the interview? Thank you!
Jan 20, 2008 6:50 am

The best place to really learn about insurance is:


top gun producers dot com
 
It is not pure insurance, but the information is 100% accurate.
Jul 28, 2008 8:45 pm

I checked out topgunproducers forum and at first glance was excited for the new find... but it appears that the website is incredibly racist. Not sure my liberal self can handle too much of that. 

Jul 28, 2008 9:27 pm

Ryan,

 
Please back up your BS instead of just providing an opinion.
 
Thanks.
Jul 29, 2008 12:06 am

Alright,

http://forum.topgunproducers.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3400&sid=a0a5310ed1b326b0e9cab7ca4f1c4013


Jul 29, 2008 12:33 am

Let me guess, you read the first post and decided to not read the rest of it???

 
You're right.  You can't handle TGP.  For these reasons:
1)  Even if you had a differing view, you couldn't back it up.
2)  You run to where you feel more comfortable to make fun of what you can't understand.
 
I predict a short career for you because you lack thinking skills.
 
BTW, being a LIBERAL is a DIRECT CONTRADICTION to being a financial advisor.  Financial advice is about individuals providing for themselves and providing quality advice to do so.  Liberalism is all about the government taking care of people who (they think) aren't smart enough to take care of themselves.
 
Piker.
 
I have an idea.  Why don't you come back to TGP and tell Rick what you think of his site instead of talking about another forum here on RR.
Jul 29, 2008 1:08 am

I didn't read all of it, but I read a lot of it. It was a bunch of people idolizing someone who posts over 9000 times, with probably many intelligent financial topics, and agreeing with him for the sake of acceptance. If you think calling people rag-heads and calling for eradication is a positive personal characteristic than you are just as naive as that poster. Don't try to defend such immature behavior. If you think there is some sort of underlying intelligent thought beneath those posts, you're wrong. Those posts are fueled with prejudice and ignorance, and if you ask me, those are qualities unsuitable for the financial industry, not the opposite. I wonder if Rick would do business with a Muslim who had money? If so, there is absolutely no way he could serve them properly. If you agree with him, then same to you.

Jul 29, 2008 1:38 am
ryan:

I checked out topgunproducers forum and at first glance was excited for the new find... but it appears that the website is incredibly racist. Not sure my liberal self can handle too much of that. 

 
You can hug all the trees you want but they'll never make you any money.
Jul 29, 2008 1:53 am

Muslims can.

Jul 29, 2008 1:55 am

Also, caring for the environment and the people in it has nothing to do with properly managing your financing. You can, in fact, do both. Try it.

Jul 29, 2008 2:02 am
ryan:

Muslims can.

 
You know, if you only need 100 or 200 or whatever number of clients you are able to run efficiently with, you can avoid anyone you want.
 
I'm not going to say anything specifically, but there are some types of people that inherently don't trust people.  They are probably racist against the me.  I would rather avoid them than deal with this issue. 
 
 
Jul 29, 2008 2:23 am

Fair enough. And I never intended to tell anyone they have to accept certain clients, but I find it disturbing the types of terms people were using to label large groups of people like that. It's not right. And while they wouldn't want to work with a muslim, I wouldn't want to work with them. Unfortunately, in the case of communities of financial advisors online, I don't have the option of picking who I "work" with because there aren't many active communities out there. 

Jul 29, 2008 2:27 pm

Suggest you just talk to yourself, since you have apparently appointed yourself the arbiter of what constitutes acceptable speech.  Another one so full of himself he can't see what he's so full of.

Jul 29, 2008 2:46 pm

Well aren't you clever? It's not about acceptable speech it's about morality, something most of you seem unfamiliar with.

Jul 29, 2008 2:47 pm

What the  is going on here? Ryan , did you just return from the Majical Mystery Tour?

If you want to post your political and social comments .....YOU ARE IN THE WRONG PLACE.
I am sure that you know of many other forums that would be happy to hear how enlightened you are.
Jul 29, 2008 2:51 pm

This conversation isn't going anywhere, let's just drop it.

Jul 29, 2008 3:01 pm

If you think calling people rag-heads and calling for eradication is a positive personal characteristic than you are just as naive as that poster. Don't try to defend such immature behavior. If you think there is some sort of underlying intelligent thought beneath those posts, you're wrong. Those posts are fueled with prejudice and ignorance, and if you ask me, those are qualities unsuitable for the financial industry, not the opposite. I wonder if Rick would do business with a Muslim who had money? If so, there is absolutely no way he could serve them properly. If you agree with him, then same to you.

 
I don't think calling people racist names or calling for genocide does anyone any good or is a positive thing in any venue, but you need to skip over or ignore those things in the world of 'teh internets'.   There is some very good information to be learned from the TG forum despite the racism and mysogyny.   
 
In addition being "liberal" is a handicap in this business, unless you keep your views very carefully to yourself, as you will find your best and most astute clients are self labeled conservatives.   The dumbest and most difficult clients, who refused to make smart financial decisions, who panic at the least amount of market flucution, unable to connect two and two, and who predicate everything on knee jerk political "feelings" were liberals.  In fact.....teachers.
 
People to avoid to keep from getting an ulcer, to have to restrain yourself from choking them or having potential complaints.   Of course this list depends on your own personality and working style.
 
1. Teachers... unless they are in the hard sciences
 
2. Environmentalists, "greenies" and global warming kool aid drinkers.
 
3. Clannish suspicious ethnicities.... unless you are a member of that clan.  And that includes Chinese, Vietnamese, Koreans, Muslims and Jehovah's Witnesses.  Not that a muslim would do business with me anyway since I'm a woman and they hate women.
 
4. Engineers can be a big headache....although I get along well with that type since I'm pretty analytical as well.
 
5. Doctors...although they are good prospects because of their money..generally have a God complex and are difficult to deal with.
 
6. Basic morons, who can't understand simple explanations or who seem to have some sort of memory problems.
 
I can do business with liberals.....just not stupid ones.
Jul 29, 2008 3:14 pm

Ryan - good advice from Babbling Looney , suggest you at least read and review the posts. If you conduct business with your apparent attitude you may not have to worry about dealing with anyone.

 
P.S. Babbling Looney, you forgot to include Civil Servants on your well thought out list.
Jul 29, 2008 3:29 pm

What is my attitude anyways? I think I've been very civil

Jul 29, 2008 3:45 pm

Holier- than- thou....and no requirement to preach. It has nothing do to with you being civil.