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Forum: Careers - Employment 10-10-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,423
Posted By lllj
As others mentioned, don't change jobs just for...

As others mentioned, don't change jobs just for the sake of changing jobs. Some people stay at the same company for 10 or 20 or 30 years. Usually if people move, it's because there is a specific...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-10-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 93,165
Posted By lllj
lol at everyone who has mentioned the "competing...

lol at everyone who has mentioned the "competing credential" that like 5 people have being used as leverage

Tip: Mentioning all the dual work going into competing credentials is not going to...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-02-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 93,165
Posted By lllj
Thanks Frank. I still disagree with much of it,...

Thanks Frank. I still disagree with much of it, but appreciate the post. I'll post a more detailed response later.
Forum: General Actuarial 10-01-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 93,165
Posted By lllj
Ugh I forgot, fell for it

Ugh I forgot, fell for it
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-01-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,733
Posted By lllj
What type of document was it? I usually avoid...

What type of document was it? I usually avoid contractions in formal writing. In an email, no big deal

It's not that important but it does seem out of place to me to include contractions in more...
Forum: General Actuarial 09-30-2018, 02:07 AM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 93,165
Posted By lllj
Yes, you are correct. But that doesn't change...

Yes, you are correct. But that doesn't change that the credential is somewhat meaningless to me if it doesn't show me that you studied P&C. I'm not talking about being able to issue opinions. You...
Forum: General Actuarial 09-29-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 13,717
Posted By lllj
No one is saying that. There was some discussion...

No one is saying that. There was some discussion about how machine learning may not be helpful for some actuarial roles, but that's all. The big thing, as you say, is that we do not see the...
Forum: General Actuarial 09-29-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 13,717
Posted By lllj
Per some of mheasley's comments... I think part...

Per some of mheasley's comments... I think part of the reason for this is some fear that data scientists will take over and actuaries will no longer be the "risk and data experts."

I think this is...
Forum: General Actuarial 09-29-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 93,165
Posted By lllj
Why? Feel free to tell me the benefits, but...

Why?

Feel free to tell me the benefits, but I haven't heard many/any. We can be more competitive in China? And I guess earn some revenue from more candidates in Asia to fund research into data...
Forum: General Actuarial 09-28-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 13,717
Posted By lllj
But besides all that - not convinced that merging...

But besides all that - not convinced that merging societies helps the "actuaries don't know enough about machine learning" problem.

And there are a lot of new, potentially more important,...
Forum: General Actuarial 09-28-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 13,717
Posted By lllj
You seem to be talking from a personal lines or...

You seem to be talking from a personal lines or maybe small commercial perspective. There are entire fields where there is never going to be that much data. It is hardly an "outlier" problem. Just...
Forum: General Actuarial 09-28-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 93,165
Posted By lllj
I've actually known some people internationally...

I've actually known some people internationally who have switched fields. Sure, they had to learn ropes and demonstrate knowledge in order to be successful in their jobs. But I didn't like that they...
Forum: General Actuarial 09-28-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 93,165
Posted By lllj
This is a big issue for me too. The fact that...

This is a big issue for me too. The fact that someone can have an FSA where they studied annuities but be working in health and from looking at their credential I have no idea if they're trained in...
Forum: General Actuarial 09-28-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 13,717
Posted By lllj
Not quite sure why you think this is typical

Not quite sure why you think this is typical
Forum: General Actuarial 09-26-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 93,165
Posted By lllj
Is the CAS leadership that thinks this is a good...

Is the CAS leadership that thinks this is a good idea the same CAS leadership that thought TBE was a good idea? Hopefully the time table for any changes is more reasonable at the least.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-23-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By lllj
Risk analyst is a pretty broad job title that...

Risk analyst is a pretty broad job title that could mean a lot of different things.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-20-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,957
Posted By lllj
That was basically the point of the standardized...

That was basically the point of the standardized titles, I think. It actually wasn't bad from a transparency perspective. You saw how you compared to others in the organization and where that seemed...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-20-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,957
Posted By lllj
I once worked at a company that rolled out...

I once worked at a company that rolled out standardized job titles across the whole company that corresponded to job bands / presumably pay grades. Think generic things like analyst, senior analyst,...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-19-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,957
Posted By lllj
again, this varies totally by company and across...

again, this varies totally by company and across companies is usually meaningless. director is an even worse title than vp
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-19-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,957
Posted By lllj
yes

yes
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-19-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,957
Posted By lllj
Clearly you have never worked at an everyone's a...

Clearly you have never worked at an everyone's a VP company.

Not uncommon to see VPs with no reports or one report.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-11-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,859
Posted By lllj
Well one reason to slow down is there are no more...

Well one reason to slow down is there are no more joint exams so there is a chance you could take exams that end up being a waste of time and not counting for everything if you end up in another...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-10-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,544
Posted By lllj
Uh this is not really how billable rates work

Uh this is not really how billable rates work
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-07-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,363
Posted By lllj
Yeah it just seems odd to me that the only base...

Yeah it just seems odd to me that the only base knowledge that all FSAs are supposed to have is what's on the prelims, since there's just a lot of industry/insurance stuff we all are required to...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 09-05-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 35,912
Posted By lllj
Related to the Amtrust watch thread imo. ...

Related to the Amtrust watch thread imo. Although the strategy isn't quite clear to me.

Interestingly, Amtrust CEO / Maiden chairman had recently said...
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