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P:  4/3/2006 10:37:28 AM
carlsmithc

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I need a job, I have my license for property and casualty. Any suggestions?

 


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P: 4/5/2006 10:56:08 PM
tujxns

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Carl  Where are you?  What state are you licensed in? 

My office in the Dallas area has an opening 

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P: 4/5/2006 11:02:33 PM
ebrooks

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Might want to submit a resume to one of the hundreds of job sources found on this site.

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P: 6/5/2006 2:39:03 PM
katmint7

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I am new to this site.  Where do you go to find a list of the job on this site?  I am licensed in Texas and I am also looking for work.

Kathy 

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P: 7/1/2006 10:49:48 PM
Dimechimes

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Did you try the Careers Forum- this site has excellent job opportunities as does www.greatinsurancejobs.com and www.claims-portal.com . We are also listing all of the trainee jobs we learn of at www.claimSmentor.com for our trainees that are newly licensed. This site does require preapproval for registration by sending your resume/cc of adjusters license to claimSmentorcom@aol.com. Preregistration is required as the site is only for adjusters or adjusting firms and carriers and we verify id as we don't accept membership under false id's as some forums do to keep it professional.

Dimechimes Claims Staffing and Claim Training
www.Dimechimes.com
Proud sponsors of ClaimSmentor
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www.dimechimes.wordpress.com
www.linkedin.com/in/dimechimesclaimsmentor

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P: 7/4/2006 8:19:01 PM
ebrooks

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The following post was received on 7-1-06 and remains on the site at this time:

"Did you try the Careers Forum- this site has excellent job opportunities as does www.greatinsurancejobs.com and www.claims-portal.com . We are also listing all of the trainee jobs we learn of at www.claimSmentor.com for our trainees that are newly licensed. This site does require preapproval for registration by sending your resume/cc of adjusters license to claimSmentorcom@aol.com. Preregistration is required as the site is only for adjusters or adjusting firms and carriers and we verify id as we don't accept membership under false id's as some forums do to keep it professional.

Deborah K Ward, AIC, II Founder- Dimechimes Corporation Founder www.claimSmentor.com"

If you go to "claimSmentorcom" you will find an operation which recruits "mentors" to donate their services to teach trainee adjusters . On the face of it, at least, this operation is philanthropic. So it does not appear to involve getting a job, it involves training to get a job.

I contacted this operation and had a brief email correspondence with their representative. This interaction led me to conclude that this operation was not something I wanted to get involved with. I will provide you with an excerpt from the actual statement from the "claimsmentor" representative, although of course you may wish to contact them directly:

"We require a resume and Id verification. That is because the site is closed to those who are Independents or staff adjuster trainees or new adjusters interested in either. The site is not open to contractors, public adjusters, or others who just work with those in our industry. We require the ID as we don't allow people to register with false ID's to keep the site professional and we all like it that way. That is why so many IA firms are agreeable to helping us with mentoring as we don't play games.we are here to help and we are trying to keep it professional.We want the trainees to prepare themselves for the serious business dealing in Claims and understand it for the true profession that it is. I have had no objections from but 1 or 2 who didn't want to supply ID which is fine. We don't want those who do have a problem verifying ID."

I would be interested in any information or experience you may develop from the "claimsmentor" operation of a positive nature.

 

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P: 7/6/2006 10:31:39 AM
mh0825

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I believe I can shed some light on Mr. Brooks' post.

As one of the creators of Claims Mentor I have some information that may find it very helpful for you all.  Mr. Brooks contacted us about becoming a mentor to help out newer adjusters.  In Mr. Books' first email to us he had mentioned that he was interested in being reimbursed for his time that he spent on mentoring.  I would like to clarify right here and now, that not one member on our site is directly reimbursed by Claims Mentor for their services they offer.  There may be indirect compensation but that is something that we cannot control.
 
This site was created to help new adjusters get going in the right direction.  We have over 300 members in just a short few months and still growing strong.  The reason we have closed registration and require pre-approval is for a few reasons.  One, we want to insure that you are a real person (no spammers) and not registering anonymously so you can blast others on the site.  We do NOT allow that on Claims Mentor.  Two, we have many firms that sponsor our site and we do not need anonymous blasting of firms or adjusters on our site.  Three, we want to also make sure that you are an Independent/Staff Adjuster or working towards becoming one.  Claims Mentor is not for attorneys, public adjusters, etc.
 
We have received several testimonials from users.  I can post those here but would rather leave it up to our members to come and register and post their support themselves.  If you're interested in some testimonials/feedback from our members, I would be more than happy to send them to you.
 
I hope this helps on your thoughts about Claims Mentor.
 

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P: 7/6/2006 12:27:19 PM
jnichols

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A few short weeks ago I was a total newbie to claims adjusting.  I currently work as a mortgage banker, and with the shrinking mortgage market, I was looking for an alternative.

My step-son has a friend who is a cat adjuster that will act as his very accomplished mentor. Adjusting looked interesting to me, but I did not want to intrude on that friendship.  I did a web search and found NACA and their idea to offer membership to budding adjusters. Woodie Britton and Lori Ringo at NACA were most helpful, and mentioned the ClaimSmentor.com site, as training classes were forming, and I could meet (over the web) some more people in the industry.
 
I feel I have been accepted into a family that looks out for my interests, and offers support to gain the skills to be a good adjuster.  Not only that, the adjusting business is presented in a real light, not sugar coated, that lets the new people know what to expect. Also, the "land mines" of the business are pointed out so we may avoid them - that information is critical for new people in the industry. 
 
I heard criticism that ClaimSmentor.com was created to form a pool of beginning adjusters to work with Ms. Ward's company.  While that may be partly true, the full truth is much more interesting.  The training is open to anyone willing to apply themselves, and there is no mandate that trainees go to work for any given company or organization.  There is no cost for this training, other than less that $50 to support the web site - the instructors that spend many hours preparing and giving the classes do it for the people involved.  It seems obvious that their main motivation is "if you freely give something, it will come back to you many fold".  Certainly they now have a pool of budding adjusters whose training and strengths are known to them.  But in the process they have provided tools, guidance and training at NO COST to people who have been searching for a way to become accomplished adjusters.  This is a perfect example of a "win-win" program, with no down side that I can see.
 
Through the site I met a very accomplished mentor, and was privileged to attend a free two day intensive "boot camp" where real world adjusting and scoping were the focus.  I met many vendors and company representatives  on line, and have a pretty good idea of the steps to become an accomplished adjuster. 
 
Mr. Gale, of PowerClaim software, made his software program available for all the trainees at no charge, so they can become familiar with it, and get an idea of what all software requires. 
 
In short, I support ClaimSmentor.com, and the above is the reason why.  Without the continuing efforts of Matt and Ms. Ward I would be like many other starting adjusters trying to glean some support from some of the other web sites, where new people are either not encouraged or actively discouraged.
 
Do new adjusters a favor, and get them involved with ClaimSmentor.com.  There is enough knowledge there that even the old adjusters may learn something.
 
Jack Nichols, NACA

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P: 7/6/2006 1:37:57 PM
Dimechimes

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Thank you for your kind comments. Very interesting to read that potential trainees thought they might be adding to staffing firm rosters. I think all participating actively on the site have now dispelled that possibility now that they understand how hard it is to be deployed with vendors as trainees on their own..thus even harder for a staffing firm to be hired by an independent firm to bring on trainees. When I post a job ad, atleast 40% of those applying regularly are trainees so I have hundreds of trainees on my rosters even prior to ClaimSmentor. ClaimSmentor was created after dealing with the issues they are all facing- not knowing how to select a vendor, what is appropriate on an Independent contract, what the differences are being staff adjusters vs Independent adjusters. As newly licensed adjusters, many have no direction if they are not fortunate like I was to begin my career in claims through a carrier where your road map to success is laid out for you. An example of the types of requests a staffing firm receives is "please send me 20 cat adjusters with a minumum of 3 years of experience and Xactimate software". As bad as 2005 was with Katrina, I only had a 2 week window of opportunity for trainees late in November last year when many firms felt that the experienced adjuster pool was depleted. Even then their were prerequisites that they must have been GENERAL contractors with an Xactimate or other software school under their belt. The resumes received for ClaimSmentor are NEVER mixed with the staffing firm documents and participants on our site must specifically ask to be placed on our staffing firm rosters and vice versa- the members of claimSmentor do not come from my staffing firm applicants unless they ask for both as we run continuous monthly ads for both at www.catadjusters.org for both firms and sometimes receive requests for both.

Do I hope that one day these trainees will consider using my staffing firm? You bet we do, we have watched them develop, know the extensive training they've gone through, and gotten to know them personally through online LIVE classroom sessions if they choose to participate in them(the only thing charged for on the site is the 40 hour fundamentals of adjusting course- and that fee is about 1.00 per hour at 50.00 for the course, homework preclass assignments,etc- extremely minimal). The fees for our staffing firm are also paid by the carriers and IA firms- not the adjusters also.
 
We are most thankful for our mentors, sponsoring firms, NACA, NAIIA and other organizations who have joined us and VERY thankful for resources such as Claimpages.com where our trainees are often referred to view forms they will need to understand and most recently the great Career Fair they held with GreatInsurancejobs.com which offered many many trainee staff opportunities many trainees applied to. We have had 3 firms just in the past month adopt a total of about 50 of our trainees and match them with experienced mentors. There is never a fee to any carrier of IA firm for deploying members of our site which is providing exciting opportunities for our trainees who wish consideration for these types of opportunities.
 
We welcome anyone coming with a positive attitutude that is trainee friendly who meets the membership requirements.
 
 

Dimechimes Claims Staffing and Claim Training
www.Dimechimes.com
Proud sponsors of ClaimSmentor
www.ClaimSmentor.com
www.dimechimes.wordpress.com
www.linkedin.com/in/dimechimesclaimsmentor

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P: 7/6/2006 11:29:25 PM
ebrooks

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Hello, Claims Mentor,
 
You said:
 
"We want to insure that you are a real person (no spammers) and not registering anonymously so you can blast others on the site. "
 
"we do not need anonymous blasting of firms or adjusters on our site. "
 
What does "blasting" mean?
 
Could you give some examples of blasting of firms or adjusters on your site?

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P: 7/9/2006 3:06:23 PM
jnichols

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I see that Ms. Ward has not replied to your post, so I will try to answer your question.  As I stated above, I am a "new" guy, so do not speak for the site, just reflect what I have learned from being there.

"Blasting" others, firms or individuals is not allowed on ClaimSmentor, so there will be no example to give you.  By "blasting" I think is meant that no one may post any derogatory information or rumor about another person or company.  There are other sites on the web that have that information, and it is not the image we want to promote.  The site is for sharing information and knowledge with people (like myself) that want knowledge about claims adjusting, and advise on how to proceed with our profession.
 
If I may ask you a question:  Why do you have such hostility toward a site based on helping others?  If I am reading your post wrong, I apologize.  If you know something about the site that I should know, I will appreciate you sharing that with me.
 
Respectfully,
 
 

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P: 7/9/2006 6:11:20 PM
RH

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I registered with ClaimSMentor, July 7, 2006.  The site is informative and easy to navigate...it was difficult pulling away.
 
On a scale of 1-10 (10 being best), the customer service provided by the staff is an exceptional 10.  Emails were immediately returned and questions answered.
For example, I did have an issue with the registration link not being forwarded to my email (due to my spam settings and cookies).  The staff proactively focused on the issue, provided instructions to accept the link, and followed up to make sure the system generated link was provided.  I haven't seen this type of customer service in a long time.  By the way, this was at 6:05 p.m. (Friday) CST.  Very impressive.
 
Ms. Ward and her staff take an immediate interest towards all registrants: new and veteran.
 
Information within?  Updates on almost anything/everything relative to claims handling, weather, news, updated job openings (carrier and IA), mentee/mentor programs, training, specific policy information, etc.  Simply, awesome.
 
Ms. Ward's site name, ClaimSMentor, says it all. 
 
Thank you, Ms. Ward.- RH
 
 
 

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P: 7/10/2006 8:52:21 AM
Dimechimes

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Thank you for the kind comments JNichols and RH. Hopefully we can now put this topic back on track on the subject involved on Careers and Job Search. ClaimSmentor answered the posters question in an effort to help the poster and will be glad to continue helping answer any questions we can assist with while trying to keep our postings on topic of the forum involved.

Dimechimes Claims Staffing and Claim Training
www.Dimechimes.com
Proud sponsors of ClaimSmentor
www.ClaimSmentor.com
www.dimechimes.wordpress.com
www.linkedin.com/in/dimechimesclaimsmentor

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P: 7/10/2006 5:59:44 PM
ebrooks

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I agree that this topic of job search has gotten a little off on a tangent with extended discussion of one particular vendor of training services.

I have to take some of the responsibility for this since I did several posts on this subject--I found the expressed concern of the "Mentor" site spokesmen with penetration into their site of infiltrators, and the security steps taken to guard against such persons, unusual, and worthy of mention.

It should be kept in mind that the site rules prohibit "Advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations." If a training program charges for its service, uses this site to recruit prospects for the service, and if it also may be feeding into a clearly for-profit entity, that may run afoul of the site rules.

General information regarding training and its availability, as opposed to promotion of a particular training program by its owner or advocates, is a subject more appropriately covered under the separate site heading, Licensing, Education, and Training.

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P: 7/19/2006 12:07:19 PM
mh0825

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Thank you for your last reply Mr. Brooks as well as the clarification for site rules.  We are new to the site and apologize for any rules that we have broken and ask that anything that is against the T.O.S. of the site be deleted as that was not our attention.

If you have any further questions, you can Private Message me and I will forward my email address for any direct questions you may or may not still have.

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P: 1/27/2007 1:05:13 AM
The Boss

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I am a licensed adjuster who has about 4 years in the auto adjusting arena and about 1 year in the home inspection and property re-inspection arena.  I see alot of new people coming here to ask about jobs.  I know I am not new to claims, but I have no experience working property or cat claims, just a little working re-inspections for a friend in the industry. 

I am off to take an exactimate class soon because I would like to become an independent cat or property adjuster, but how hard will it be for me to break into this side of the business with no real job experience to put on my resume.
 
by the way, if you have any advice on which companies are good to look at and those that I may need to stay away from I would appreciate it.  I really enjoy reading all the wonderful discussions on this forum as I am able to learn alot from everyone. 
 
Thanks        I'm in Florida!

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