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Forum: Careers - Employment 02-17-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,073
Posted By sharkie21
I would go with something like this. We would...

I would go with something like this. We would not allow you to sign any documents without 3 years of experience at a minimum. It protects you and the firm. So most likely in the 70k range, but...
Forum: Professional Surveys 02-05-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,134
Posted By sharkie21
Years 4,5, and 6 are definitely better. :)

Years 4,5, and 6 are definitely better. :)
Forum: Professional Surveys 02-02-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,134
Posted By sharkie21
Merit / promotional increase 2.5% no...

Merit / promotional increase

2.5% no bonus...
0% the year after no bonus...
2.9% the year after that no bonus...

:)
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-01-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,693
Posted By sharkie21
I would go with the pi cufflinks, they are subtle...

I would go with the pi cufflinks, they are subtle and would be memorable in a good way if one notices. Anything else would probably distract me during the interview process...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-01-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,985
Posted By sharkie21
Agreed. It was probably just a formality. They...

Agreed. It was probably just a formality. They got 6 months to know you, they liked you. They asked you to apply... If you don't apply all they can assume is that you are not interested and have...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-01-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,811
Posted By sharkie21
Agreed. If what you write doesn't excite me on...

Agreed. If what you write doesn't excite me on the first page, I won't get to the second page. If your first page excites me then you're at that point were you will probably get an interview, so a...
Forum: Modules 6-8 02-01-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,753
Posted By sharkie21
Don't know why all of you are complaining... The...

Don't know why all of you are complaining... The process has gotten so much easier for you all. Historically this used to be two upper exams of 5 hours in length. Most of the exams were only...
Forum: University of Waterloo 01-25-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 55,497
Posted By sharkie21
Here are the fees: ...

Here are the fees:

http://www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infofin/students/Fee_Schedules2.html

International students will pay more than an resident for undergrad, but it appears grad students pay the...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 01-18-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By sharkie21
I would guess the same time names are released. ...

I would guess the same time names are released. Maybe Monday?

I think the passing % is probably around 50% like most times.
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-08-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,059
Posted By sharkie21
Two exams is probably on the low side for us. We...

Two exams is probably on the low side for us. We have hired people from 0 exams to asa for entry level positions, most usually between 2-5. However those with 0 or 1 exams got interviewed because...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-17-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,448
Posted By sharkie21
Consulting will offer a variety of skills and...

Consulting will offer a variety of skills and experience. Depending upon the location and LOB (line of business) will typically dictate the amount of client / vendor interaction and when and how...
Forum: Financial Mathematics 06-28-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,625
Posted By sharkie21
Entirely against the rules... Being a proctor...

Entirely against the rules... Being a proctor and a supervisor, it should have be reported if someone saw and most likely an automatic failure and potentially other disciplinary actions. It's no...
Forum: Surveys 05-06-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,040
Posted By sharkie21
I walk to work... so I would imagine 0, but that...

I walk to work... so I would imagine 0, but that wasn't an option so $1 for the wear and tear of my shoes...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-06-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,144
Posted By sharkie21
You are at a huge disadvantage on paper as others...

You are at a huge disadvantage on paper as others have said. The best approach would be to try and network.
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-08-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,554
Posted By sharkie21
30 minute in person interview was the norm when I...

30 minute in person interview was the norm when I did internships. I think that is still true for the most part where I work.
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-08-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,597
Posted By sharkie21
Just try to land an actuarial coop position in...

Just try to land an actuarial coop position in the US (the more the better), this will help your chances of landing a FT position in the US upon graduation. Another possibility is work at an...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-20-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By sharkie21
You might want to ask a lawyer, but when I...

You might want to ask a lawyer, but when I crossed over the border I was required to show my diploma, so I'm guessing you had to have graduated to apply for a TN, however I'm not 100% certain.

You...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-19-2011, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By sharkie21
When I interned abroad, I was on a J1 visa as a...

When I interned abroad, I was on a J1 visa as a student. Not sure how much the fees were as they were paid by the company. I think the lawyer fees are much more than the visa.
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-19-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,121
Posted By sharkie21
If you show one score you best show them all.

If you show one score you best show them all.
Forum: Modules 6-8 02-09-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18,537
Views: 7,556,995
Posted By sharkie21
I understand your frustration. I expect when you...

I understand your frustration. I expect when you become a fellow you will volunteer to make the process better or help expedite the current process for others.
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-09-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 23,393
Posted By sharkie21
Rent/Util/Inet/Phone/Tv - are about 1.3k for me. ...

Rent/Util/Inet/Phone/Tv - are about 1.3k for me. I live alone in a metro area with ~6M people. City has about 500k and I'm 15 minutes from downtown. I probably live in one of the most expensive apt...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-05-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 70
Poll: MFE + MLC =
Views: 8,457
Posted By sharkie21
Who cares what most companies do regarding P & FM...

Who cares what most companies do regarding P & FM when the fact is that you won't be hired unless you have these two exams passed.
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 01-28-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 17
Poll: 2010 GH DP
Views: 2,727
Posted By sharkie21
From what I've heard in a seminar each question...

From what I've heard in a seminar each question is graded on a curve. Which is why if you put a two sentence answer and everyone else leaves it blank you can still get a 9 or 10. Also, if you think...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-27-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,206
Posted By sharkie21
Why did you leave your initial job? Was it...

Why did you leave your initial job? Was it because you weren't being promoted, compensation? People don't just leave a job that they like.... so what motivated you to switch.

When you gave your...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-16-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,718
Posted By sharkie21
This is generic because regardless of what...

This is generic because regardless of what company I work for it sends the same message. You need to make it specific to the job and company you are applying to.

Say you are applying for a...
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