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Forum: Careers - Employment Yesterday, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By Kalium
Fairly sure you also need a definite job offer...

Fairly sure you also need a definite job offer from a licensed sponsor before you can apply for a UK working visa. You may come up against a similar issue: plenty of Malaysian students already in...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-04-2020, 03:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,524
Posted By Kalium
Some additional factors. The crude data...

Some additional factors. The crude data currently available on Covid-19 deaths isn't enough for a detailed analysis, but a lot are:
- in the elderly population, say 70+, who may not have life...
Forum: Health - Disability 03-31-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By Kalium
50-75%. Based on healthcare in the US...

50-75%.

Based on healthcare in the US (mainly insurance) being 18% of GDP; most other developed countries (which are a mix of state & insurance) at 11-13%, and the UK (fully state) at 10%.

Not...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-28-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,420
Posted By Kalium
This. My last two employers only operated...

This.

My last two employers only operated this way. All you need is a browser connection and some sort of "key fob" authentication device. No other software or hardware requirement - any...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-24-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,462
Posted By Kalium
Ok, I'll bite! I missed this thread last year,...

Ok, I'll bite! I missed this thread last year, but here are some perspectives from someone who has spent most of their life in a single payer system.

The principle in the UK NHS (National Health...
Forum: General Actuarial 02-21-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By Kalium
IAA has something like 5 full, and 10 associate...

IAA has something like 5 full, and 10 associate members in Africa. There's this coming up in a few weeks, which might explain recent search interest: https://6aac.asg.org.gh/
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-18-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,511
Posted By Kalium
It depends on the work you are doing, and what...

It depends on the work you are doing, and what you want to do as you progress. Stuff like data analysis can easily be done remotely; but are you going to be happy doing that for 35 years? Most more...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 02-16-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By Kalium
Assuming you are applying for P&C roles, I would...

Assuming you are applying for P&C roles, I would just show the exams as something like
"Passed CAS 1, 2, 3F, 4, MAS I, 5 ....... May2016-October 2019"

Putting the Education section...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-12-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,556
Posted By Kalium
Its good that you are realistic about your...

Its good that you are realistic about your experience, as this could make an external move more difficult at this stage. Faced with a two newly qualified FSAs, one with 4-5 years of relevant...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-06-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By Kalium
This might work. But your manager probably knows...

This might work. But your manager probably knows exactly why you are doing it, and for a busy manager it can be really irritating, particularly if your co-workers are doing it as well.

Even in a...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-04-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,270
Posted By Kalium
I'm grateful that I usually wake up in the...

I'm grateful that I usually wake up in the morning.
Forum: General Actuarial 01-31-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,231
Posted By Kalium
It is a forum for discussing UK exams, not...

It is a forum for discussing UK exams, not dissimilar to the Exams sub-fora on here. But it doesn't cover wider actuarial issues.

I suspect the OP may want to discuss something similar to...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-19-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,616
Posted By Kalium
Agree. When I was involved in recruiting we...

Agree. When I was involved in recruiting we might have ranked three or four interviewees, and made an offer to the first. But candidates are interviewing at multiple places, and often have their...
Forum: General Actuarial 01-14-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By Kalium
It's a risk, because "compliance with whatever...

It's a risk, because "compliance with whatever requirements are then in effect" is open-ended. No idea of the current requirements but it could depend on how long you are out, with a short period...
Forum: General Actuarial 01-13-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,764
Posted By Kalium
This. Most actuarial employers will probably be...

This. Most actuarial employers will probably be okay with it. But there are some areas (e.g. actuarial departmnts with close links to investment, niche insurer owned by an IB, consultancy providing...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-12-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By Kalium
I've known a number of people who gave up exams...

I've known a number of people who gave up exams before Associate level. Probably half moved out into other fields/companies, but half went on to have successful careers in actuarial or related...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-01-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,645
Posted By Kalium
Shows poor judgement IMO. Could/should have...

Shows poor judgement IMO. Could/should have worked out that the startup only had a 1% chance of success before quitting the previous job. Plus some doubt as to whether he really quit the previous...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-26-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,918
Posted By Kalium
Recent history and the ongoing terror threat...

Recent history and the ongoing terror threat could mean that there is some unjustified discrimination in the general population against people with Arabic-sounding names. I don't think this...
Forum: Careers-Employment: United Kingdom / Europe 12-13-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,007
Posted By Kalium
Missed that I was replying to an old post! :oops:

Missed that I was replying to an old post! :oops:
Forum: Careers-Employment: United Kingdom / Europe 12-13-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,268
Posted By Kalium
The questions is about US actuaries working...

The questions is about US actuaries working remotely for UK companies, so still based in the US. It does happen occasionally, but there needs to be a specific reason for it.

Say a UK /...
Forum: Careers-Employment: United Kingdom / Europe 12-10-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,007
Posted By Kalium
Gargoyle's response was to the OP who expects to...

Gargoyle's response was to the OP who expects to already have 8 exams when he starts. From that position qualifiying in 3-5 years is quite realistic. The 6-7 years average is based on a much lower...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-29-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,837
Posted By Kalium
You seem to be ignoring the fact that taking...

You seem to be ignoring the fact that taking action against your own professional body isn't like suing a company that might have deep pockets. Any damages awarded are ultimately paid by members of...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-29-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,606
Posted By Kalium
If you are looking to be taking courses over the...

If you are looking to be taking courses over the summer, are you just looking for a part-time job? It could be tricky to find something like that which will offer relevant experience.

You need...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-29-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,837
Posted By Kalium
No. Employment is not just about technical...

No. Employment is not just about technical skills. It also requires adding value, not being disruptive, getting on with co-workers etc.

If someone has a history of pursuing grievances to the...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-28-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,993
Posted By Kalium
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