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 position—even if you’re not actively looking for a new job—it’s always a good idea to take the call.

Benefits of working with a recruiter

If a recruiter calls or emails, get back to them as soon as you can. Recruiters are experts at what they do, and can help your actuarial career in the following ways:

  • Higher pay. You never know when your next exciting job opportunity will come knocking, at a higher salary than you currently earn. Recruiters have access to unposted job opportunities, and often employers work exclusively with staffing agencies to find candidates—never opening these jobs to the public. Plus, if a recruiter contacts you, it means your qualifications are particularly in demand, an indication you may receive a pay increase with this opportunity.
  • Growth opportunities. A new actuarial job could mean a switch to a different industry, with new roles and responsibilities, and a way to expand your career knowledge. You never know what information waits for you at the other end of the phone when a recruiter calls.
  • A future safety net. Even if you’re not ready to move on from your current actuarial job, that’s OK. Forming a connection with a recruiter is a smart step towards your future. You may reach a point where you’d like to move on—and working with a recruiter is a great place to start.

What does your future hold?

If you’re an actuarial professional, the future looks bright indeed! For best results when contacting a recruiter, be sure your resume and LinkedIn profile are up to date. If you’re worried about maintaining secrecy with your current employer, let your recruiter know to keep your job search and reference checks confidential.

Currently in search of an actuarial position?

Then McGrath Systems is looking for you! We place highly qualified candidates with positions in engineering, IT, human resources, administration and light industrial. To begin working with one of our recruiters, contact us today!


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