Let’s face it, there are many career options available, but finding one that is the right fit is hard. Out of high school, you must decide about your future, do you want to attend college, go in the military, or head straight to the workforce.

Sometimes, life doesn’t go as expected, and you can’t finish university, you become a parent more quickly than planned, or plain decide that what you thought was suitable for your career just was not.

Working within my community while receiving good pay and benefits was undoubtedly a few of the top reasons I selected a career as an insurance professional. But more than that was knowing that what I was doing was helping people protect themselves from unforeseen circumstances and making a difference when they needed someone to help them.

Being an insurance professional is advantageous but not always easy, and you certainly need to have social skills. I was always comfortable working in these situations because I had been a waitress, then worked in a physician’s office, and lastly, a hospital.

As an insurance agent, you will meet so many different types of clients, each having insurance circumstances different from the next. Relationships with coworkers and carrier representatives are created because you depend on each other for guidance and expertise in the profession. Over the years, I have met so many amazing people, and they have become like family.

After more than 28 years, I have never regretted my decision and can say that being an insurance professional is a fulfilling career decision. The insurance world is constantly changing, and there are so many growth opportunities; each day brings a new challenge.

Becoming a member of the Gannon Associates Insurance family is truly a highlight of my career, and we hope you will decide to join us in this journey.

-Jodi Wesneski, Training & Development Supervisor