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Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 09-02-2017, 08:02 PM
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Posted By Robnorth
SOA questions mapped to ASM manual?

Has anyone put together a mapping of which of the 307 SOA sample questions relate to which of the 64 lessons/chapters in the ASM manual? I always let myself get bogged down in the ASM questions, I'd...
Forum: General 08-27-2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,668
Posted By Robnorth
Question To finish ASA before changes, do C or FAP FA first?

So I've been lazy as snot the last couple of years after each of C and FAP FA kicked my butt three times in a row. But I'm finally waking up re: the curriculum changes.

It looks like FAP won't...
Forum: Modules 6-8 06-22-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,677
Posted By Robnorth
Thanks! I knew there was a thread about it, but...

Thanks! I knew there was a thread about it, but for some reason I wasn't finding it.
Forum: Modules 6-8 06-21-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,677
Posted By Robnorth
How long is FA grading taking nowadays?

Just what it says. Gearing up to re-do it after being away from it for a while after three Can-Do DNMMRs.
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-03-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,020
Posted By Robnorth
If you like rain, and things blooming all over...

If you like rain, and things blooming all over the place, yes, it's pretty nice. Sadly, I grew up in what was essentially a desert (Yellowknife NT), and I'm allergic to damn near every pollinating...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-02-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,020
Posted By Robnorth
Canada Who's hiring in Vancouver BC Canada area?

Yes, there are more jobs in Toronto and elsewhere in the east, but long story, I'm in the Vancouver area and not likely to move to TO. I've got a 3rd interview tomorrow with one firm, but I want to...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-02-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By Robnorth
Health. Almost all Medicaid, interestingly...

Health. Almost all Medicaid, interestingly enough. Not that that translates into much up here in Canuckistan. And yes, I applied to everyone I could find in the US; UHG, Cigna, Aetna, Humana, even...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-02-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By Robnorth
The short answer would be "I didn't fit in and we...

The short answer would be "I didn't fit in and we parted by mutual agreement."
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-02-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By Robnorth
Question US employers less willing to hire Canadians on TN or H-1B?

Stupidly, I've not checked out AO at all in the last five months, even though I've been unemployed those last five months. Je suis derp.

Anyhow, I was working in Phoenix. I'd been there for 2...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-24-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,208
Posted By Robnorth
Canada Early March 2008 - I decide to start writing...

Early March 2008 - I decide to start writing exams, registering for P, planning to eventually make the switch;
Late March 2008 - Get layoff notice from IT company I was working for at the time. ...
Forum: Professional Surveys 06-24-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,026
Posted By Robnorth
I'm actually curious to see all the results, as...

I'm actually curious to see all the results, as I'm currently in Health but might want to move to another field. Without really knowing all the possibilities, I'm thinking that if I did move I'd...
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 06-24-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,560
Posted By Robnorth
I don't know why the SOA accepts college classes...

I don't know why the SOA accepts college classes from the UK, especially because ...

A year or two ago, I got a survey from the SOA, asking about the accreditation process, what I thought about...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-24-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,312
Posted By Robnorth
Canada Transferring H-1B from one employer to another?

Last time I switched jobs (Canadian working in US on H-1B), I had to go back to Canada and wait for new/current employer to go through a whole new application for my H-1B.

I've heard that it's...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-16-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,090
Posted By Robnorth
I started my current job in Dec. 2012 at $90k...

I started my current job in Dec. 2012 at $90k with 4 exams plus FAP IA and 4 years' experience (now 5.5 yrs). (Just need to pass C and the Final Assessment to get ASA.) Phoenix AZ.

IIRC, ASA/5...
Forum: General Actuarial 06-16-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,797
Posted By Robnorth
Consulting. But I don't do any client-facing...

Consulting. But I don't do any client-facing (other than over the phone). Mostly "Business Casual"; for me, a button-down-but-not-a-dress-shirt shirt over khakis or some such. Most weeks, when...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-11-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,525
Posted By Robnorth
See this post....

See this post. (http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actuarial_discussion_forum/showpost.php?p=7478546&postcount=20) %-)
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-11-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,525
Posted By Robnorth
Actually, Canada has some kick-ass universities. ...

Actually, Canada has some kick-ass universities. Waterloo is often cited as the best university in all of North America for actuarial, math in general, and computer science. Hell, Microsoft was so...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-11-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,525
Posted By Robnorth
I'm Canadian, made the switch to actuary at age...

I'm Canadian, made the switch to actuary at age 44-45, got hired in the US and been working and living in the US for almost 6 years now.

At first, I didn't want to move to the US, and sent resumes...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-11-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,525
Posted By Robnorth
Canada I just wanted to add a caveat to that. I'm...

I just wanted to add a caveat to that. I'm Canadian, lived there for 45 years, but when I made the switch to actuarial, I ended up getting hired in the US, and have been here now for almost 6 years....
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-10-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,540
Posted By Robnorth
A little late to the party here, but here's my...

A little late to the party here, but here's my experience.

I'm a middle-aged career changer. Decided at age 44 in 2008 to make the jump to actuarial. Wrote and passed P and FM, then fired off a...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-10-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,081
Posted By Robnorth
Side question: Is there such a thing as a handy...

Side question: Is there such a thing as a handy list on one webpage or whatever that would list "jobs/careers that are like actuarial or similar, but aren't actually actuarial"? I may be wanting to...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-10-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,574
Posted By Robnorth
Not entirely related to "full head of hair", but...

Not entirely related to "full head of hair", but I do note that there is often age discrimination in hiring, like for someone who's 50 or older and applying for a not-senior-management job. If...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-13-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,605
Posted By Robnorth
Well, they're not only cute and bright, they're...

Well, they're not only cute and bright, they're also very persistent to the point of annoyance. Probably a good thing for them in the long run, but it can get a tad frustrating now and then. :)
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-13-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,605
Posted By Robnorth
Before my previous post, I'd read that and...

Before my previous post, I'd read that and thought "Hmmm, could I do 1700 or 2000 questions before the next sitting?" Then I broke it down 19 weeks or so 'til the June sitting, that would be...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-12-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,605
Posted By Robnorth
I didn't like the ASM C manual at all. I have...

I didn't like the ASM C manual at all. I have the ADAPT questions, and I think they're great!

My biggest problem was that after taking a September seminar with Jim Daniel, I let other things...
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