Insurance Underwriters Job Interview Questions

Are you an Insurance Underwriter? Do you have an upcoming interview with an insurance company? Well if you answered yes to either question, then you should read this post.

Today we look at the job interview questions designed for the Insurance Underwriter profession. Insurance underwriters handle applications for insurance. They analyze and assess insurance applications to identify risks in insurance, associated insurance premiums and extent of insurance coverage. Underwriters take into account company policies and applicable legislation.

Insurance Underwriters Job Interview Questions

Tell me a little more about you.

How would your bosses, colleagues and clients describe you as an Insurance Underwriter?

Describe you experience in the insurance industry?

What kinds of training, courses and programs have you completed related to the insurance industry? For example, Chartered Insurance Professional – CIP designation, Insurance Institute of Canada, Chartered Insurance Institute, London, or Certificate In Insurance – Cert CII designation, etc.

Attention to detail is very important to be a successful insurance underwriter. Tell me about a time when you notice a problem with an insurance application, renewal or contract before anyone else. What was the problem and what did you do about it?

As our underwriter, you provide underwriting advice and answer work with many people from clients to other insurance agents. Tell me about a time when you worked with someone in the insurance industry that you didn’t get along with? What was the source of conflict? How did you resolve this conflict?

How many new and renewal business did you underwrite? What types of businesses and industries did you provide insurance for?

What was the size of your insurance portfolio? How many clients did you deal with?

What is your proudest achievement in your career in the insurance industry?

Why did you chose the insurance industry?

Insurance underwriters work in many different industries and settings.   There are many different job titles depending on the industry and employer.  Here are some job titles relate to Insurance Underwriter:

group underwriter
insurance underwriter
liability underwriter
property underwriter

Who has impacted you most in your career and how?

Have you ever been on a team where someone was not pulling their own weight? How did you handle it?

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Bonus Questions


  • What have you learned about sales in the last years? Give some examples of how you have used this knowledge.
  • What is your greatest weakness?
  • What types of scheduling have you done on your job? Tell me about some of the things you've had to schedule.

Daily Interview Tip

Try on your interview clothes to make sure they fit, are clean and in a good state of repair. Don't leave this to the night before, and get someone else to check your outfit over. You should have some information from the prospective employer about the role and company. Think about answers you might give to their questions, particularly with regard to competency based questions. Before your phone interview, do your research and prepare some questions to ask them exactly as you would for a regular interview.