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Forum: Careers-Employment: United Kingdom / Europe Yesterday, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,092
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, 03:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,697
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, 11:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,612
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, 11:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,697
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, 01:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,986
Posted By Kalium
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Forum: General Actuarial 11-28-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,697
Posted By Kalium
Agree. There are very few opportunities for...

Agree.

There are very few opportunities for "opt-out" class actions in the UK, so this would have to be opt-in. Realistically how many British actuaries are going to opt-in to a class action...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-27-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By Kalium
The difficulty, as DTNF said, is that few of us...

The difficulty, as DTNF said, is that few of us know the detailed employment situation in Australia.

If there are twice as many people graduating in B. Actuarial Studies as there are vacancies...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-24-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By Kalium
If I were still in a recruiting role in a...

If I were still in a recruiting role in a small-medium company, then for a single entry level job it would be something like:
- shortlist about 10 resumes (that have already cleared an HR...
Forum: Surveys 11-23-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,128
Posted By Kalium
Internally: generally no. We almost all know...

Internally: generally no. We almost all know everyone else's qualifications, so adding credentials to routine communications just seems pretentious, and adds unnecessary padding to email chains. ...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-23-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Kalium
Big companies that bring in entry-level people...

Big companies that bring in entry-level people every year generally do have a hiring "season".

But small companies can need people at any time: business levels & regulations change, they launch...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-21-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,999
Posted By Kalium
There are still some employers with defined...

There are still some employers with defined benefit pension plans, which can easily be worth 10-20% of salary, or even more at higher ages.
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-21-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,999
Posted By Kalium
Generally agree if you mean pay+benefits. Pay...

Generally agree if you mean pay+benefits. Pay alone might be a no if other benefits are cut.
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-18-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,999
Posted By Kalium
+1 If an applicant is solely focused, or...

+1

If an applicant is solely focused, or even too focused, on pay, then I wouldn't expect them to stay long, even if I offered them a job. There are always going to be other roles out there that...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-16-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,697
Posted By Kalium
Yes, but not a lot. ...

Yes, but not a lot. https://www.gov.uk/employment-tribunal-decisions/mr-r-davda-v-institute-and-faculty-of-actuaries-2207536-2017. At a personal level possibly worth less overall than if he had...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-12-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By Kalium
And have you approached them, even if they are...

And have you approached them, even if they are not currently advertising any openings? With a few exceptions, I think my employers have usually offered full time positions to previous interns
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 11-10-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By Kalium
I think the font size is fine - if anything I'd...

I think the font size is fine - if anything I'd slightly reduce the font size currently used for your name.

Initially just listing "Excel, VBA, Access, R, SQL, SAS, and Python" tends to imply that...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 10-28-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Kalium
I find the layout a bit confusing. Perhaps move...

I find the layout a bit confusing. Perhaps move the horizontal lines up a line, as otherwise the headings ("Experience", "Projects", "Computer Skills" etc) tend to read as through they are part of...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-19-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,376
Posted By Kalium
Not sure this is going to help. Unless there are...

Not sure this is going to help. Unless there are strong supporting reasons it may give the impression that you will try actuarial for a few years and then jump to something else. And given the years...
Forum: Risk Management 10-11-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,695
Posted By Kalium
Really? So start with all the factors that apply...

Really? So start with all the factors that apply to any company, whether or not in insurance: capital, competition, reputation, staffing, IT failures, natural hazard, political risk, etc.

Then if...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-09-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,814
Posted By Kalium
Well in that case addressing and practising...

Well in that case addressing and practising interview technique might be your best investment, or you could end up just hitting the same barriers.

Like others I would want to understand why you...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-07-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By Kalium
I've had to get to grips with a new (to me)...

I've had to get to grips with a new (to me) software package a few times.

With specialist actuarial software, your company probably has a contract with the software provider; check if they have a...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-03-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,098
Posted By Kalium
+1. OP, the 4 interviews may concentrate...

+1.


OP, the 4 interviews may concentrate on different aspects, and any questions you raise need to be framed appropriately:
-HR will be less interested in the actuarial side (except perhaps the...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 09-17-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By Kalium
Welcome to the AO. A few random points: I...

Welcome to the AO. A few random points:

I would put the Honors/Awards under the Education section, as they all relate to that. And perhaps the Projects too, if they are part of your degree...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-10-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,080
Posted By Kalium
Not sure why this is unusual. Most of my...

Not sure why this is unusual. Most of my employment terms were like that.

You don't say if you've actually sat for, or passed, any exams.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-09-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,842
Posted By Kalium
It's not really surprising that people get stuck...

It's not really surprising that people get stuck after their first post-FSA promotion. Companies, in whatever field, have a hierachical stucture and opportunities only arise when someone leaves or...
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