So far it has been great reading everyones comments. I too am a new Adjuster. I have recieved my license, bought a subscription to Xactimate 25, and am now sending my resume out to every company i can find. I completely understand that at this point it is a waiting game. There are simply too many adjusters and nearly no catastrophes. Regardless of that I completely intend on this being my career path for the future. Although this may be a current problem, I believe the lack of work will correct this in due time.
I have chosen this career path for several reasons. I have mastered many jobs too quickly and find myself bored at my previous work. I have a background in exterior contracting. I thrive on high work loads, short deadlines and high intensity work.
With this said i am looking to take the next steps. I need certifications. The question is with all the companies out there where do i start? I can start off listing a few..Worley, Pilot, Pacesetter, Haag, viale, and im sure i missed about a 100 others. What i would like to know is not how to get work, but how to get trained and certified so when work is available i am one of the most hirable. I just would like to get the list narrowed down to a few must have classes. I would also like to know which companies i should be submitting my resume in to get on their roster.
Certifications i know will help, but i also need to get my foot in the door. I checked out claims-mentor and will be sending everything in tommorrow. Is there anything else of this nature? Could i be an apprentice to an adjuster? I obviously want to get started and im not the type to sit around and waite. I would also like information on what adjuster do for work when they are not deployed.
Lastly, I have a fluent spanish speaking fiancee. She is ready and willing to be deployed with me to help with work loads. Is this something I should include on my resume? Are there companies looking for adjusters to work Hurricane Dean? I believe this could give me my start.
I really appreciate any help,