How to Tailor Your Resume for a Specific Opportunity

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So, you’ve found a job you’re excited about! That’s wonderful. The next step is to prepare your resume to help you get the attention of the hiring manager. By shaping your resume for this particular job, you can highlight all your skills and experience that specifically apply—simplifying review for the person reading your resume. By… Read more »

Common Interview Mistakes to Avoid

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There’s no time to be anything but professional at your interview. You’ve spent countless hours networking, job searching and preparing—so you owe it to yourself to be on your toes and ready to roll come interview time. Still, some may unconsciously make mistakes that will kill their best intentions when meeting with a hiring manager…. Read more »

Should You Apply for a Position if You’re Underqualified?

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In short, maybe. It depends on the skill you lack and how quickly and easily you can obtain it. If you are considering applying for a position where you don’t quite have all of the listed requirements, be sure to carefully consider if this is truly a good opportunity for you. You never want to… Read more »

Does Your Company Culture Attract Top Talent?

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What are high-caliber workers looking for in a job? Besides salary, many are also in search of a company that provides for good work-life balance as part of the company culture. Let’s face it: many of us are trying to accomplish a lot in our lives. Between a busy work schedule, family, friends, appointments, hobbies,… 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 »

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 »

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 »