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Forum: Careers - Employment 12-03-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By mred
Thanks. Apparently the link I posted doesn't...

Thanks. Apparently the link I posted doesn't work if you try to navigate directly to it.
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 12-02-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By mred
Here are some quick notes to start -- I'll let...

Here are some quick notes to start -- I'll let others go into more detail:

1. Your name shows up in the tab of my browser when I open the pdf, so I'm guessing there's metadata in the file that...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-02-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By mred
https://store.soa.org/VEESchoolSearch/VEECourseLis...

https://store.soa.org/VEESchoolSearch/VEECourseListing.aspx?sc=9902&sd=CFA%20Institute&VEE=displayonly

Looks like passing Level 1 will get you Econ and passing both 1 and 2 will get you finance. ...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-18-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 136,358
Posted By mred
Looks like the website is back online.

Looks like the website is back online.
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-10-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,378
Posted By mred
A larger exam raise is one of the two reasons I...

A larger exam raise is one of the two reasons I got a CERA. The other reason is that a two-hour specialty exam can be a crapshoot compared to a four-hour ERM exam.
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-07-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,479
Posted By mred
I believe IA works like all the other modules --...

I believe IA works like all the other modules -- you can continue past it as long as your status is "passed" or "submitted" on everything prior to it.
So you can start module 6 as soon as you...
Forum: General Actuarial 07-01-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,644
Posted By mred
Looking at actuarial-lookup.com, it does seem ASA...

Looking at actuarial-lookup.com, it does seem ASA exam pass rates have been creeping up a little, but I don't think that's true for FSA exams. I believe the biggest factor in travel time decreases...
Forum: General Actuarial 05-09-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 62,415
Posted By mred
That's Tier 3. I was Tier 2 with 51 points, so...

That's Tier 3. I was Tier 2 with 51 points, so the Tier 2/3 split is at 50 or 51.
Forum: General Actuarial 05-08-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 62,415
Posted By mred
After having issues ordering earlier, I was just...

After having issues ordering earlier, I was just now able to place an order. Looks like they may have fixed the problem.
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-29-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 270,384
Posted By mred
I was in a STEM field. I work with a lot of...

I was in a STEM field. I work with a lot of other actuaries (including career-changers) so the age thing has never felt too weird to me, even though most people at my level are ~10 years younger...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-08-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 270,384
Posted By mred
2013.

2013.
Forum: Economics 03-04-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 237,579
Posted By mred
I still see CLEP listed here: ...

I still see CLEP listed here: https://store.soa.org/VEESchoolSearch/VEECourseListing.aspx?sc=9903&sd=College%20Level%20Examination%20Program%20(CLEP)%20Tests&VEE=displayonly
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-11-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,520
Posted By mred
Passed my first exam just shy of my 30th...

Passed my first exam just shy of my 30th birthday. Got my first actuarial position at 33 (with 3 exams).
Forum: General Actuarial 02-01-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,165
Posted By mred
Health is very regulation-oriented, so work is...

Health is very regulation-oriented, so work is often pretty specific to one locale. It's probably one of the worst choices if you're interested in doing work overseas.
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-23-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,802
Posted By mred
https://www.caa-global.org/welcome-caa-global/how-...

https://www.caa-global.org/welcome-caa-global/how-to-qualify/exams/exam-exemptions

Note it says request for exemption must have been received by Sept 30, 2018, so it'd be too late for someone...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-12-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 209,576
Posted By mred
It seems unlikely to me that there'd ever be a...

It seems unlikely to me that there'd ever be a vote explicitly to maintain the status quo. What would be the point?
Forum: General Actuarial 11-08-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 209,576
Posted By mred
I believe Milliman's decentralized structure...

I believe Milliman's decentralized structure makes it relatively hard as an entity to push for anything, particularly something controversial.
Forum: General Actuarial 11-08-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 209,576
Posted By mred
My general thought is that a large consulting...

My general thought is that a large consulting firm that already has hundreds of employees in both societies functioning together under one umbrella (with potential synergies that could go along with...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-08-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 209,576
Posted By mred
Certainly multiple people involved in the...

Certainly multiple people involved in the potential merger are from Milliman (including Brian Brown and Craig Reynolds), but Milliman's board has not publicly taken a stance on this. However, it...
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-30-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,191
Posted By mred
I work for a Milliman practice in the midwest,...

I work for a Milliman practice in the midwest, and things are pretty similar to what @DoctorNo said. We frequently hire locally for entry-level positions, but that's because we're in an area with a...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 07-12-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By mred
Quick Thoughts: The professional summary...

Quick Thoughts:

The professional summary seems superfluous, and a couple things there might concern me. You call yourself an accomplished statistician, but nothing in your resume backs that up. ...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-03-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 270,384
Posted By mred
Your background in pharmacy and sales might make...

Your background in pharmacy and sales might make you attractive to a health consulting firm (which happens to be the area I'm in), so you might want to especially target that.

Your biggest issue...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 01-05-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By mred
Counterpoint: Based on your employer (state...

Counterpoint:

Based on your employer (state government) and experience, I'm guessing you're making more like $70k-$80k. And I doubt you'd have to go all the way down to $45k -- DWS has $55k as...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 01-03-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By mred
Personally, I'd keep the PE/FE info in there, but...

Personally, I'd keep the PE/FE info in there, but maybe put it under the Education section. That way, you can show that you did pass them without lumping them in with your actuarial exams and/or...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 01-03-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By mred
Much better overall. Some specific notes: ...

Much better overall. Some specific notes:

If you are anticipating another exam, note what it is and when you plan to take it. If not, you should be.

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