Planning Your Actuarial Career

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You’re on your way to a bright future! As an actuarial professional, you have lots of opportunities open to you. This up-and-coming field features a job market where demand outpaces supply, so you can work towards new and different actuary positions that command high salaries. What is your plan for the direction of your actuarial… Read more »

How to Ace a Phone Interview

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If you’re applying to a job in another state, or if your potential employer uses a multi-step hiring process, you might need to take a phone interview. If you feel nervous or unsure of what to expect—don’t worry! You can take steps to prepare for—and deliver—a killer phone interview. Here’s what you need to know…. Read more »

What Makes You the Best Actuarial Candidate?

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Actuaries analyze statistics to calculate insurance risks and premiums—and they’re in high demand! In fact, the demand for actuary professionals exceeds the supply. So if you’ve decided to enter this field, you may have an easier time finding a job than candidates in other, more densely populated fields. Still, what type of actuarial job would… Read more »

Are You Prepared for These Types of Interviews?

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Looking for a new job? Depending on your industry and whether you’re looking out of state for work, you will encounter different types of interviews. Many employers and recruiters use an interview process that involves several rounds of interviews with increasing levels of intensity. Or you may only need to tackle one interview to get… Read more »

Three Tips for Discussing Your Actuarial Work History

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In a perfect world, you would always have jobs you love—and nothing to share but positive work experiences. But unfortunately, from time to time you may find yourself with a job you don’t love—prompting you to move on to something new. So when you’re at an interview for an exciting new actuarial job, how do… Read more »

Build a Better Relationship With Your Recruiter

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If you’re looking for a job, a recruiter is a valuable partner. As an expert in the job search process, your recruiter can make it much easier and faster to find a job than looking on your own. How to work with your recruiter—five best practices To move the process along smoothly, you can take… Read more »

Self-Reflection as an Actuarial Professional

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Have you set career goals? If not, you should! Goals give you something to work toward and keep you motivated in your career—and this is especially important as an actuarial professional. Yours is a promising career path with lots of opportunity, high employee demand and the possibility to earn a high salary. The advantages of… Read more »

Spring Cleaning: Revamp a Bland Resume

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Your resume is an important document in your job search. But from time to time, it gets outdated. We get busy in our day-to-day work lives and things change, but we run out of time to document those developments. This spring, you may be planning to spring clean your home, your garage … even your… Read more »

Actuarial Professionals—Should You Consider a Move?

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It’s good to be aware of your opportunities. Take, for instance, your health. Experts recommend a yearly well-adult exam—it gives you a baseline for possible health improvements. You might find out you have high blood pressure and need to reduce your salt intake, or you’ve gained weight and the excess is putting stress on your… Read more »

How to Handle Job Rejection (And Use It to Your Advantage)

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It’s never fun to get bad news after an interview. You worked hard to prepare, and you put in time and energy to do your best. So if you find out you didn’t get the job, it can hurt. But sometimes rejection is simply a tool you can use to get even better at your… Read more »