Interview Like a Pro: Making an Impression on Your Interviewer

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Interview preparation is not just about planning your responses. Sure, it’s important to know what you’ll say to common interview questions to avoid awkward pauses. But you should also know how to make a positive impression on the interviewer even before you wow them with your knowledge and experience. You may not realize it, but… Read more »

Time Away From the Workforce?

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Career gaps sometimes happen. Perhaps you’ve taken time off to travel, volunteer or raise a family—but now it’s come time to re-enter the workforce. You may be nervous that you’ve “timed yourself out” of job opportunities, but the key to remember is what you learned while you sought alternate ways to spend your time. Plus,… Read more »

Show Your Confidence

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An interviewer may decide whether or not to hire you within the first few moments of meeting you. So you can imagine that your appearance, how you present and carry yourself, and your overall demeanor are extremely important. You want to exude confidence because you believe in yourself, your talents and what you’ve accomplished. A… Read more »

Four Tips for Success as a Call Center Employee

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Your job as a call center representative is vital to the reputation of your company. To be great at what you do, put yourself in the shoes of the person at the other end of the phone. Your goal is to help the people you talk to, give them peace of mind, answer their questions… Read more »

What to Listen for in a Candidate’s Elevator Pitch

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Many candidates dread the question, “So… tell me about yourself.” Even though interviews are the forum for you to learn more about a candidate, this question puts them right on the spot. And that can be startling. But you should always include this question, because it’s a great way for you, as the interviewer, to… 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 »

How Can You Evaluate If a Candidate Is Reliable?

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Every employer wants reliable candidates. You need a worker who will show up on time for shifts and work to the best of their ability. It’s just good business sense to hire people who will help your business achieve its goals. Reliable candidates are easier on you, but also easier on the rest of your… 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 »

Don’t Lose Candidates to Other Offers

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Good talent is hard to find! Not to mention the time and money you spend on the hiring process—from advertising positions and contacting potential candidates, then interviewing, screening and extending offers. As a result, hiring just the right talent can take months. So once you’ve located potential candidates, you want to see them through the… 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 »