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Forum: Careers - Employment 11-14-2018, 12:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,039
Posted By whoanonstop
Github. -Riley

Github.

-Riley
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-10-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,350
Posted By whoanonstop
Sadly, no. :( -Riley

Sadly, no. :(

-Riley
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-10-2018, 03:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,350
Posted By whoanonstop
I had a person submit a meme as their cover...

I had a person submit a meme as their cover letter for an internship.... lol
Forum: Software & Technology 11-09-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,691
Posted By whoanonstop
Serious question. Why start a search for a...

Serious question. Why start a search for a quality computer monitor at Costco? Is the quality of the monitor less important than the quality of the perceived deal?

-Riley
Forum: Software & Technology 11-08-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,691
Posted By whoanonstop
Have you ever heard about this phenomenon where...

Have you ever heard about this phenomenon where manufacturers intentionally remove features from products to sell them in wholesale retail stores so people think they are getting a good deal, when...
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 11-08-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 91,816
Posted By whoanonstop
Okay, I get that and I agree, but if the majority...

Okay, I get that and I agree, but if the majority of jobs that require this certificate aren't actually using the certificate, what is the point? The same goes for paying to pass exams on...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-05-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By whoanonstop
This is the perfect time for a mediocre candidate...

This is the perfect time for a mediocre candidate to get through! The OP has been anchored to low expectations, so if you put forth a "real" resume, you will easily win!

-Riley
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 11-05-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 91,816
Posted By whoanonstop
Obvious eh? Why ask a question about it? It...

Obvious eh? Why ask a question about it?

It still isn't obvious to me that most of the people here who will acquire this "certification" will know anything about predictive analytics or R...
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 11-04-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 91,816
Posted By whoanonstop
Been a while since I've read this thread. Seems...

Been a while since I've read this thread. Seems like the exam is getting closer?



This feels completely unlike what happens in the real world. Why not just practice using R on the daily? ...
Forum: Software & Technology 10-30-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,492
Posted By whoanonstop
Planning to plan seems to be popular these days. ...

Planning to plan seems to be popular these days.

-Riley
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 10-29-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By whoanonstop
That explains Stan. If you get your resume...

That explains Stan.

If you get your resume cleaned up and if you're interested in an analyst level role that can grow into a data science role (and also pays way more than EL actuarial), give me a...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-29-2018, 01:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,701
Posted By whoanonstop
I'm interested in how those skills were being...

I'm interested in how those skills were being evaluated during the hiring process. Are these languages included in programming: SQL, VBA, SAS?



Calm down. That is my overall trophy % for all...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 10-29-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By whoanonstop
I don't think that is what he means. I think he...

I don't think that is what he means. I think he is asking why you're applying for an actuarial position and not looking elsewhere as well.

For example, are you interested in working in a similar...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-27-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,701
Posted By whoanonstop
Were programming skills valuable in actuarial 10...

Were programming skills valuable in actuarial 10 years ago? Are programming skills valuable in actuarial now? General rule, not n = 1, doesn't seem like it.

-Riley
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 10-27-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By whoanonstop
So your "random" results can be reproducible. ...

So your "random" results can be reproducible.

It seeds the random number generator when doing anything random, such as sampling.

-Riley
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-27-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,281
Posted By whoanonstop
Yep, can agree with this. -Riley

Yep, can agree with this.

-Riley
Forum: Software & Technology 10-27-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By whoanonstop
Yeah, I think this is a good post. This happens...

Yeah, I think this is a good post. This happens all the time in production models where your model actually affects future distributions. I think if OP does a quick search in general (not with...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-27-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 23,094
Posted By whoanonstop
True. No one is actually anonymous here, but...

True. No one is actually anonymous here, but most of them perceive that they are.



I've seen a few things recently that might financially justify taking an insurance job in NYC/SF, but not as...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-27-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,281
Posted By whoanonstop
What is the worst that can happen? You act...

What is the worst that can happen?

You act like if you do this and the actuary doesn't respond that he'll hold a secret grudge against you for the rest of your life.

-Riley
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-27-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,701
Posted By whoanonstop
Even if the knowledge that they gain is just as...

Even if the knowledge that they gain is just as useful/useless as someone in a "real" actuarial position?



Hey, they need to know the benefit to effort ratio is high. Surely a chief actuary...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-22-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,701
Posted By whoanonstop
Every single time this conversation comes up,...

Every single time this conversation comes up, this is what comes to mind. Note some of the really weird questions we get on this forum from people with multiple exams. Just because there are more...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-25-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,546
Posted By whoanonstop
You don't need no exams to be worthy of treasure...

You don't need no exams to be worthy of treasure troves.

-Riley
Forum: Software & Technology 09-23-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,827
Posted By whoanonstop
I feel like there is a difference between... ...

I feel like there is a difference between...

1. Doing something that shouldn't be done in Excel because the ability or confidence to do it elsewhere is lacking.
2. Doing something that shouldn't...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-21-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By whoanonstop
Wait. Weren't you the founder of MySpace? ...

Wait. Weren't you the founder of MySpace?

-Riley
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-21-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By whoanonstop
In general, I agree. I should have added that...

In general, I agree. I should have added that I'm seeing this mostly on predictive modeling / data scientist positions within insurance companies. In those situations, I believe language / software...
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