Don’t Lose Motivation in Your Job Search

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As you hunt for a new job, your level of motivation makes a big difference! It will help you stay focused on the task at hand—searching through job openings to find the right match for you. Your motivation will keep you on your toes and prevent you from settling for something you don’t really want,… Read more »

Is it Okay to Quit Without Giving Notice?

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In short, no. You want to establish yourself as a responsible, professional employee, so leaving your job with little-or-no notice can be a strike against your good reputation. Surely you don’t want to damage a professional reputation you’ve worked hard to establish — taking a little extra time to notify your boss before you move… Read more »

Didn’t Get the Job? How to Learn from the Experience

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Getting passed over for a job can be disappointing, to say the least. You’ve gone to a lot of effort to perfect your resume and cover letter, prepare for and deliver a killer interview, follow up with the hiring manager … but sometimes you just don’t get the job. And that’s OK. What’s important is… Read more »

Connecting With an Interviewer

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So you’ve landed an interview—now it’s time to prepare yourself to do your very best! First, you’ll want to practice answers to common interview questions and review your resume. However, you can’t discount one simple aspect of human interactions: we look more favorably upon people we like. This is also true of interviewers, and can… Read more »

Resume Writing: How You Can Stand Out From the Competition

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When you’re applying for a new job, the competition can be stiff. Your potential employer is likely sifting through a stack of resumes looking for the perfect candidate for the job. So what can you do to stand out from the competition? You must position yourself as uniquely qualified for the job opportunity, based on… Read more »

Four Types of Interviewers You May Encounter and How to Prepare

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Once you’ve landed a job interview, your best strategy is lots of preparation. Aside from preparing answers to key questions, it can help to understand the types of interviewers you may encounter, and the best ways to handle each type. Following are four of the most common interviewer personalities. Four common types of interviewers When… Read more »

How to Select the Best Professional References

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Are you currently looking for a new job? The opinion of professional references can make the difference in an employer choosing you over your competition. The key is to select references that know the value and quality of your past work and who want to see you succeed in your career. For this reason, you’ll… Read more »

Use Personal Branding to Find Your Next Job

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Job competition can be very tough. To land your next job, you need to be able to sell one very important product to potential employers: you! The best way to do this is to showcase how your unique skills, experience and knowledge set you apart from all the others applicants in a stack of resumes…. Read more »

“Tell Me About Yourself” — What an Employer Really Wants to Learn

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As your interview kicks off, it’s inevitable that your interviewer will ask you this common question. They are trying to determine whether or not to continue the interview, whether you’re a good fit for the company and its culture, why you want to work there, and whether they want to work with you. Your best… Read more »

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 »