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by prezzoo
Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: New producers
Replies: 3
Views: 2062

Re: New producers

Are New Producers being hired right now? Do we have anyone in management that can comment on this?
by prezzoo
Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU - complete 12-18 months?
Replies: 28
Views: 27697

Re: CPCU - complete 12-18 months?

I got my score back less than 24 hours after taking my CPCU test this weekend. The 1-2 weeks may be a buffer in case they are running behind? While saying someone did the CPCU program in less than a year sounds sexy, I think it's not normal by any stretch. Yes! You can make millions selling vacuums ...
by prezzoo
Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU multiple choice
Replies: 1
Views: 1843

CPCU multiple choice

The CPCU has been changed. 520, 530 and 540 are multiple choice tests as of 2010. This goes to show that the economy takes a tool at all levels. One of my teachers told me that back in the day AIG and other large carriers sent all their people to classes the institute had. Now a few scattered folks ...
by prezzoo
Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Looking to buy used CPCU study materials
Replies: 22
Views: 11991

Re: Looking to buy used CPCU study materials

I didn’t start a group on Facebook, but I did see one group called “CPCU candidates” which is full of people across the country sharing ideas and giving feedback on study habits and tests. This group should be a great resource to get books and learn about the process of taking the classes. It appear...
by prezzoo
Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Looking to buy used CPCU study materials
Replies: 22
Views: 11991

Re: Looking to buy used CPCU study materials

Goodluck88- I have the 510 book, but will not be completed til after 2010 Joel66 – I have the Keir 520 study book. Let's work something out. I would be open to trade material for future classes if you have any. Maybe a GenY question… but should we start a Facebook group for used cpcu study material?...
by prezzoo
Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CIC Designation
Replies: 14
Views: 11202

Re: CIC Designation

I'm taking Agency Management soon. Some folks in my office have studied ahead of time to take advantage of the course. Anyone else have additional study tips for this test?
by prezzoo
Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU - Worth it right now?
Replies: 17
Views: 132728

Re: CPCU - Worth it right now?

Do you think 530 was more difficult than 520, the accounting book? Most people I've heard have said 520 is most difficult? Perhaps they are close? In answering the questions for the test, if an answer asks "describe", how many sentences is necessary to complete the question? Sometimes two ...
by prezzoo
Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU vs. ARM
Replies: 19
Views: 35038

Re: CPCU vs. ARM

What credits are given toward the CPCU when the ARM is completed?
by prezzoo
Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU - Need specfic study advice
Replies: 15
Views: 25833

Re: CPCU - Need specfic study advice

Anyone interested in swapping books or selling their books?

I have bought a recorder and listen to it in the car - great idea.
by prezzoo
Wed May 27, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU - Need specfic study advice
Replies: 15
Views: 25833

Re: CPCU - Need specfic study advice

I really appreciate the feedback everyone. Another question. While taking the practice test on the CD there are questions which could be answered with a few quick words. Example: Give the 4 primary goals for insurance regulation. (made that up) Could I just list out those 4 things or is more informa...
by prezzoo
Fri May 22, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU - Need specfic study advice
Replies: 15
Views: 25833

CPCU - Need specfic study advice

I’m studying for my first CPCU test and was hoping to get your advice. I just completed the INS courses, which are much easier than CPCU (from what I’ve heard). Of the 4 study segments listed below what do you feel is the best way to study? I’ve heard various arguments for different ways. If you’ve ...
by prezzoo
Tue May 05, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: National Agents Alliance? Legit or Keep Away?
Replies: 87
Views: 384410

Re: National Agents Alliance? Legit or Keep Away?

Dallasviper - all you have done is make personal attacks. If something written in the paragraphs below is incorrect then let us know. Your name calling is straight out of an elementry school play ground. Please be professional and show respect for the rest of us. I joined NAA in May of 2006 and wor...
by prezzoo
Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Questions from a new guy
Replies: 14
Views: 4950

Re: Questions from a new guy

As a young producer who has worked both at a national agency and a regional agency I can say from experience that you are in a tough position. Recently the Magazine "Rough Notes" had an article about one of the most effective agencies that brings on new producers each year. I don't recall ...
by prezzoo
Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Good places to get a job in the insurance industry
Replies: 15
Views: 7560

Re: Good places to get a job in the insurance industry

Question: does anyone know what the producer hiring process is like for the alphabet houses? how do they replace aging producers? Places like Aon, Marsh and Willis are hiring wet-behind-the-ears college gradgatates (misspelled on purpose) and are trying to quickly educate them on what "risk ma...
by prezzoo
Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Good places to get a job in the insurance industry
Replies: 15
Views: 7560

Re: Good places to get a job in the insurance industry

scott: well put, thanks for your insight. A well thought out, engaging post. insmgnt: MLM? Please keep it to insurance and leave Amway off this post board. For young professionals there is great opportunity in the insurance field. Question: does anyone know what the producer hiring process is like f...