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Forum: Careers - Employment 09-14-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,281
Posted By Fracktuary
Some of the Directors and Executives here use...

Some of the Directors and Executives here use Access, but only for ad hoc type queries. It rarely makes it way into production work streams.

Telling someone to learn access over base SQL or R is...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-13-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,144
Posted By Fracktuary
I've been in the job for 6 years and my mind...

I've been in the job for 6 years and my mind still wanders.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-13-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,655
Posted By Fracktuary
It really comes down to how important the work is...

It really comes down to how important the work is and how hard it would be to find a reasonable alternative.

If you are transferring from analyst I in pricing to analyst II in reserving you...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-12-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,281
Posted By Fracktuary
I think due to the market supply/demand,...

I think due to the market supply/demand, canadians might be more willing to mortgage their financial future just to get a job.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-12-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,281
Posted By Fracktuary
If some tried to parlay an internship as having...

If some tried to parlay an internship as having 'walked the walk' to me, I would immediately be skeptical of everything they ever had to say.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-12-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,281
Posted By Fracktuary
I would suggest against learning these. These are...

I would suggest against learning these. These are easy enough to learn on the job.

Go learn R, Python and SQL.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-12-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,281
Posted By Fracktuary
Agreed. Actuarial could be a nice fall back...

Agreed.

Actuarial could be a nice fall back tho.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-11-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,106
Posted By Fracktuary
I have a background working with smaller datasets...

I have a background working with smaller datasets in sql, the transition to a big data environment is one of the more challenging aspects of the new role.

The pay is roughly what I would have...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-11-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,106
Posted By Fracktuary
Studied Math and Stats, am one exam away from...

Studied Math and Stats, am one exam away from fellowship and have transitioned to data science.

I will say that DS + Actuarial Credentials in the insurance world is like being a Mentat Duke in...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-10-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,195
Posted By Fracktuary
Did you feel like your home/personal/fitness life...

Did you feel like your home/personal/fitness life took a hit because of the demands of the job ?
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-10-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,195
Posted By Fracktuary
I had a friend who tried to negotiate with a...

I had a friend who tried to negotiate with a consulting firm. The response they received (via a recruiter) was "Nobody pays more than us, so take it or leave it".

Their base salary as a FSA was...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-06-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,936
Posted By Fracktuary
Talking to your manager about these issues is...

Talking to your manager about these issues is great once you become a FT employee though.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-04-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,124
Posted By Fracktuary
Leaving without giving a 2 week notice is a big...

Leaving without giving a 2 week notice is a big no no.
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-31-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,189
Posted By Fracktuary
Yeah but it doesnít remove said bias from the...

Yeah but it doesnít remove said bias from the process. I think that bias avoidance would generally be better from an in person conversation or at least a phone interview.
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-31-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,189
Posted By Fracktuary
Oh yeah, not refuting you, just adding on that i...

Oh yeah, not refuting you, just adding on that i think its stupid.
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-31-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,189
Posted By Fracktuary
I agree with this post. Some companies have...

I agree with this post.

Some companies have good HR departments, however, it is not common.
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-31-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,189
Posted By Fracktuary
Being able to dismiss someone after 3 minutes is...

Being able to dismiss someone after 3 minutes is not a benefit IMO.

They can also see how someone is able to hold a conversation, answer unexpected questions, answer respectfully and politely.
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-31-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,189
Posted By Fracktuary
One way video interviews probably only work at...

One way video interviews probably only work at the extreme entry level. Seems like a really crappy way to evaluate people.
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-29-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By Fracktuary
Honestly, I would just put it there anyways. You...

Honestly, I would just put it there anyways. You would be beyond the SOA's jurisdiction.

I may not be giving you good advice.
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-29-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By Fracktuary
Are you actually a dues paying member ? If you...

Are you actually a dues paying member ? If you are not, you technically cannot put it next to your name.

If you are, I would spell the designation out (no abbreviations).
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-24-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,295
Posted By Fracktuary
I thought the Aca was...

I thought the Aca was guaranteedActuarialEmploymentInPerpetuity.com
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-20-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,099
Posted By Fracktuary
Europe.

Europe.
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-17-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 19,751
Posted By Fracktuary
Any one remember Joni ?

Any one remember Joni ?
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-16-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,977
Posted By Fracktuary
This. I would not be surprised if after...

This.

I would not be surprised if after adjusting for COL, both make more than their analog on the west coast.
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-15-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,295
Posted By Fracktuary
Because your pre exam pass salary was...

Because your pre exam pass salary was commensurate and now all of a sudden you passed two exams and got your ASA. Itís not unheard of for a analysts salary to increase by 25-30% in a short period of...
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