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Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2000 - 10:18 pm:   

there' some difference between bodywork and estimatics. familiarity with one of the recognized estimating systems is a must- and that system would best be mitchell runing on a notebook or handheld computer. if you got mitchell on a computer, and know how to use it, contact the claims depts of every major carrier in sight, along with all the major cat companies, and let them know of your ability and interest. in some jurisdictions you will need a license. call your home state's insurance dept, find out if a license is required in your home state, and get it if it is. if you're called to work outside your home state, chances are the company calling you will be able to supply info re licensing requirements. watch your personal background- if there's any public record of criminality, dishonesty, or violence on your part, don't even bother trying. excessive drinking habits, poor driving records, and poor credit are also obstacles but those might be overcome. get your personal finances in order- if you're called out to a storm you might need to support yourself while working for a month or so before realizing any income.
Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2000 - 6:15 pm:   

HELLO, I am interested in auto estimating for insurance companys. I have prior bodywork experience. Please tell me the best way to get into this profession

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