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Recruiting Our Military

With more than 11 million military veterans looking for limited number of jobs, interests, skills, etc., finding the ideal career continues to be a challenge. At Sterling Wealth Strategies, we understand that veterans could effectively repackage their military skills and experiences in order to appeal to our industry in various roles such as adviser, management, registered representative and recruiting. Needing no specified degrees or previous experience, a career in sales specifically in our industry is the most attractive option for veterans of any age due to the continuous shift in our economic climate. A recession proof business, offering residual income along with personal, professional and financial stability with a ceiling less opportunity. Below are a few facts leading to the ongoing demand for this profession based on the public’s need for greater awareness, education and options:

  • Improvements of health, nutrition and medicine has increased life expectancy
    Turning 65; over ten thousand a day
  • Approximately 75% of Adult Americans needing some form of Long Term Care
  • Cost of overall health care and taxes rising on an annual basis
  • 1 out of 3 Americans not having nearly enough to retire on with the fear of outliving their income

Most people who acquire their licenses to practice the sale of insurance or of a registered representative, fail in our industry due to the lack of the essential characteristics shaped and perfected with our military personnel. A career in sales provides a solid transition for our veterans for the reasons below (in no particular order):

  • Integrity
  • Leadership Skills
  • Self-Discipline
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management
  • Goal Oriented
  • Confidence
  • Strong Work Ethic

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of insurance agents and management in the financial industry is projected to grow 22% over the next seven years- faster than the average for all occupations. Knowing the military offers a solid health care plan referred to as Tri-Care along with income for life with those who have served for over 20 years; not needing essential benefits offers the stability needed in order to learn and obtain the desirable elements for a long standing career in our field.