New York Life Insurance Company is in the process of hiring about 3,500, mostly in sales and sales management.
What the company has found, reports Fortune, is that those who do well in interviews for those jobs include professionals transitioning from the areas of education, social work, real estate, and other fields that involve intense amounts of human interaction.
That means they bring with them high emotional intelligence [EI], ranging from attentive listening to genuine caring about other people's financial needs. It also helps if the candidates have an entrepreneurial spirit.
New York Life Insurance ranks 64th on the Fortune 500. Like most financial services companies, you likely can continue increasing your responsibility and earnings as you become licensed in different categories of the business. You might, for example, be encouraged to study for the Series 6 Exam (for those interested in securities trading).