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Forum: General Actuarial Yesterday, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By lllj
Complex methods aren't always the best methods.

Complex methods aren't always the best methods.
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 02-16-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By lllj
Did you get let go? Why did you leave the...

Did you get let go? Why did you leave the actuarial position in 2012?
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 02-10-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By lllj
I think you should address the employment gap...

I think you should address the employment gap briefly in the cover letter. Something about how after taking a break from working in order to travel, you are now seeking a position... or something. ...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 02-10-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By lllj
Your cover letter has a typo. "By" instead of...

Your cover letter has a typo. "By" instead of "my."
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-10-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,696
Posted By lllj
In a way, you have to wonder if this is the best...

In a way, you have to wonder if this is the best business strategy. If you only have people who are way above average, won't some of them get bored if they all have leadership ambitions and can't...
Forum: General Actuarial 02-10-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,448
Posted By lllj
I remember now, this video had come up on my...

I remember now, this video had come up on my linkedin, liked by a SJ recruiter, and that combined with all the emails I had been getting led me to read all about this firm.
...
Forum: General Actuarial 02-10-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,448
Posted By lllj
I'm glad somebody else also took the time to read...

I'm glad somebody else also took the time to read their glassdoor. One day after being bombarded by emails from them I went down a rabbit hole of reading about them. You've also gotta check out the...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 01-30-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By lllj
Well never mind. I messed that up and the person...

Well never mind. I messed that up and the person is mysteriously not working but also not taking off from 10-11.

Same idea though, not all wfh jobs are flexible. A lot, sure, but definitely not...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 01-30-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By lllj
It's not universal. In the example above it would...

It's not universal. In the example above it would be really hard to schedule meetings with that person in the morning hours which might be important. I've seen plenty of flexibility with whether you...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 01-27-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By lllj
I know this was a while ago, but I think you have...

I know this was a while ago, but I think you have a type of Stat instead of Stata and you have multiple fonts throughout the latest resume. The word "skills" is much smaller than "technical."
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 01-27-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By lllj
I know you posted this a while ago, but I just...

I know you posted this a while ago, but I just wanted to chime in that work from home <> flexible schedule.

It certainly helps if you have things you need to take care of during a normal commuting...
Forum: Exam 9 (old Part 8) - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 01-18-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 49,690
Posted By lllj
:iatp:

:iatp:
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-13-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,223
Posted By lllj
that's not exactly how it works, in my...

that's not exactly how it works, in my experience.

yes the FCAS will have a higher billable rate. but that doesn't mean you're necessarily charging more for a project that an FCAS does. it...
Forum: Exam 9 (old Part 8) - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 01-10-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 49,690
Posted By lllj
reading the kreps paper and dfa spreadsheet. on...

reading the kreps paper and dfa spreadsheet. on page 22 when it says
"Starting with “basics,” Line A has a mean surplus of
10,000,000 and a standard deviation of 1,000,000 and Line B
has a mean...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-22-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 21,147
Posted By lllj
Not really what I was saying at all. More...

Not really what I was saying at all.

More that I base my career satisfaction based on what underlying products I'm working with, and I find risk and insurance more interesting than a lot of fields...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-21-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 21,147
Posted By lllj
Really? I thought actuarial work was using data...

Really? I thought actuarial work was using data to solve a problem, not using data for the sake of enjoying complicated data.

All I'm saying is I value what problem I'm solving and how it's...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-20-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 21,147
Posted By lllj
For me, it's about having an interest in the...

For me, it's about having an interest in the underlying product I'm working with. Like, I don't really care about ads. I find hurricanes and the risk of being sued interesting. That's not to say...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-20-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 21,147
Posted By lllj
I don't think they should be doing anything...

I don't think they should be doing anything differently, it just isn't an interesting problem to me in the first place. Hard <> interesting.

That may be different than nonlnear's point.
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-20-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 21,147
Posted By lllj
No, data scientists at insurance companies seem...

No, data scientists at insurance companies seem to be doing interesting work. It's the assumption that a lot of data scientists at other companies aren't - or that maybe they're using interesting...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-20-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 21,147
Posted By lllj
Someone drank the kool aid

Someone drank the kool aid
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-20-2018, 12:48 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 21,147
Posted By lllj
:iatp: :iatp: :iatp: Insurance has some...

:iatp: :iatp: :iatp:

Insurance has some interesting problems to solve.
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-20-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 21,147
Posted By lllj
:iatp:

:iatp:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 12-18-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By lllj
Tried to call but they're closed after 8 :/ ...

Tried to call but they're closed after 8 :/

Anyway, anyone understand how gains get handled when I recharacterize the contribution?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 12-18-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By lllj
I am maxing out my 401k contributions... that's...

I am maxing out my 401k contributions... that's the first sentence of my post?

I actually don't think I make too much for Roth IRA contributions, because MAGI is after 401k contributions get...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 12-15-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By lllj
Looks like this will help me ...

Looks like this will help me
https://investor.vanguard.com/ira/roth-recharacterization
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