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Old 11-24-2013, 03:51 PM
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New answer to the question "How many exams are too many" that points out that it takes more than exams to find an EL position:
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Yes, but that's not unique to the actuarial field.

Because of the unique exam process, many students in this career falsely believe that getting a good job is a function of simply passing more and more exams. While exams can you make you qualified for a position, this is very different from being hirable. There are many other "soft" skills that make an employer decide between otherwise eligible candidates, such as ease of communication, body language, and general likeability. And yes, these are skills that can be improved although they come more naturally to some.

Like many of the horror stories we read on this forum, this student was probably wondering why he could not find employment after 5 exams. My guess is that he had the same employment problem when he had only had 2 or 3 exams, but rather than identifying and improving other issues that may have kept him from being interviewed or subsequently hired, he chalked it up to just thinking "if I pass more exams, I'll be more hirable". This is a very, very poor mindset and will only lead to confusion, frustration, and unemployment.

In my opinion, for an EL candidate there are substantial diminishing returns beyond 3 exams. If you can't find employment for an extended period of time with that many exams, something else is wrong and it won't be fixed by taking more exams.
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