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 But from time to time, it gets outdated.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 »

Actuarial Pros: Why Should You Take a Recruiter’s Call?

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As an actuarial professional, you’ve chosen a wise career path! Actuaries are in hot demand and often command salaries in excess of $100k, especially if you’re a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (or on your way to earning an FSA distinction). So if you’re contacted by a recruiter in regard to an open actuarial… Read more »

Use Your Experience: It’s Time to Rebrand

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It’s important to stay ahead of your competition. This is especially helpful as you work to remain relevant in a job market that’s constantly changing. You, too, need to evolve! There’s good news if you’ve been in the working world a bit—you’ve built up the experience you need to rebrand. This is helpful because you… Read more »

How to Answer Desired Salary Questions During an Interview

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Salary is a touchy subject during an interview. Of course, you don’t want to appear as if you’re just in it for the money—but money is important because it’s how you pay your bills. Salary is especially important if you’ve been in the workforce for a while; you definitely don’t want to take a pay… Read more »