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Forum: Careers - Employment 12-14-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 213
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But seriously, how many times does a data...

But seriously, how many times does a data scientist need to think on their feet and answer curve ball questions on the job? Predictive modeling projects usually span several months, so there's plenty...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-13-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 10,976
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Agreed. If exams didn't add value outside the...

Agreed. If exams didn't add value outside the signing process, companies wouldn't be paying for study programs, nor would they be hiring actuarial students.
Forum: Professional Surveys 12-13-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
VPN token countdown

At what point do you say to yourself, screw this, I'm waiting for the next one?
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-13-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,037
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Resume incoming

Resume incoming
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-13-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 10,976
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
There are far more applicants per position than...

There are far more applicants per position than actuarial, but there are also far more positions in more diverse industries. Getting that first job requires a lot of luck.
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-13-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 10,976
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Domain knowledge and your business relationships...

Domain knowledge and your business relationships will set you apart as a data scientist. Unfortunately, every EL candidate has nada.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-12-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
at that point we probably wouldn't need exams...

at that point we probably wouldn't need exams anymore
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-12-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 10,976
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
From the hiring side, I received way more resumes...

From the hiring side, I received way more resumes from the DS than the actuarial positions I've posted. It was much harder to sort through the DS ones.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-12-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
How strong was it on the Sviatoslav Richter scale?

How strong was it on the Sviatoslav Richter scale?
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 12-10-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
The book didn't really go into what the model...

The book didn't really go into what the model form looks like. Are the parameters easy to explain? If not I suppose that is a good reason to stick with logistic regression.
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-10-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,907
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
While I may not care about a tidy room, I do care...

While I may not care about a tidy room, I do care about tidy data.
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-10-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,907
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
It definitely doesn't reduce the work. I still...

It definitely doesn't reduce the work. I still have to read the resumes and conduct in person phone interviews to interact with the candidates. The video thing is just more work on top of that.
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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-09-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 2,154
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
I'm just saying those are just two things that I...

I'm just saying those are just two things that I don't understand but people have the freedom to do them.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-08-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 2,154
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Becoming a vegan is kind of like getting a...

Becoming a vegan is kind of like getting a tattoo. I'm not sure why anyone would want to, but they could, I guess.
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-07-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
The application was pretty long and fairly...

The application was pretty long and fairly invasive. It did ask for performance review scores which I doubt could be verified.
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-07-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
They ask you about what trophies you won as a kid...

They ask you about what trophies you won as a kid and that's about it.
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-07-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 10,976
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Well, when you lose the ambitious ones, that's a...

Well, when you lose the ambitious ones, that's a turnover cost. I wasn't sure if that would outweigh the turnover cost where people are being invested in. I mean it seems like a lot of people would...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-07-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
I've had one. Bring water because you'll be...

I've had one. Bring water because you'll be dehydrated.

Personally, I think they're a load of garbage because they attract people who are willing to put up with it, such as myself, rather than top...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-07-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 10,976
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
How does stagnating your underlings avoid the...

How does stagnating your underlings avoid the cost of turnover
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 12-07-2018, 01:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
I guess the regularization is what reduces the...

I guess the regularization is what reduces the overfitting
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 12-07-2018, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
ok the book says, linear SVM is almost equivalent...

ok the book says, linear SVM is almost equivalent to L2-regularized logistic regression
Forum: Software & Technology 12-07-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
I can't say for access but real databases like...

I can't say for access but real databases like sql server ought to have the feature. As for QA you might want to create a separate table that contains QA checks as a transaction. You can join the...
Forum: Sports 12-06-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,654
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
:bump:

:bump:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-06-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-06-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 10,976
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
isn't the university a business

isn't the university a business
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