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Old 02-20-2011, 11:48 AM
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Omg. That makes sense. I've seen 10+ resumes on here with anon or Anon, and I thought they were all applying to Anon. I feel like an idiot for not picking up on anon = anonymous.
You shouldn't have admitted this...
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:55 PM
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1. Don't restrict yourself to P&C. '
False. He should work in the field he wants to work.
2. Don't restrict yourself geographically.
False. The only thing worse than not working in the field you want is living in Podunk.
3. Don't ever tell an interviewer that you are BELOVED at your current job.
I rolled my eyes about as high as they could go when I read that.
True.
4. Your resume reads like a list of things that you've done. Great. How have you added value to the places you've worked? What have you accomplished?
Most actuaries know nothing about music.
5. Pass another exam - with a weak resume in an unrelated field, you're probably going to need more than two exams.
His resume is actually quite strong.
6. What is a class marshal? (Unless I'm misreading, it seems like a typo.)
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:57 PM
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I can attest. Do not get desperate and accept Podunk.
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:58 PM
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A few weeks ago, I would have agreed with you. However, I recently interviewed for a (single digit years of experience, credentialed) position, and I was asked for my SAT/GRE. I was shocked! Still probably no need to put it on the resume.
With a 1570 combined he should keep SAT on resume. The school he went to is private and not great academically, so it would be very hard for the interviewer to infer that he would have scored well on SAT.
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With a 1570 combined he should keep SAT on resume. The school he went to is private and not great academically, so it would be very hard for the interviewer to infer that he would have scored well on SAT.
Yeah, it's a fair point. I had a very good score, and I went to a very well-respected undergrad. But if I had known how many times I would be asked to provide my SAT after graduation, I would have actually taken the stupid thing more than once and studied for it. Could have eeked out at least a few more points.
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:33 PM
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I wouldn't put it on the resume, because it's not standard, but I know D.E. Shaw asks about SAT scores, even years after you've graduated college. They weren't that interested in my GPA.
Yeah, but let's be honest: a job at D.E. Shaw is in a wholly different league than an actuarial position.

When I flirted with becoming an I-banker, I was asked for SAT's all the time, even for internships. This is the first time I was ever asked in an interview for an actuarial job though. I've seen a few HR forms where it's standard.
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I don't understand the obsession with where people live on this forum anyways - in a lousy economy, if you really want to get into this field, you'll do what you have to do, and that includes living somewhere less than desireable for awhile.

He's also said he wants to get a job ASAP - easier to get an actuarial gig, get some experience, and get into the field you want rather than hope something comes along in your desired field. I'm 7 years into this career and I still see people switching fields at my level, so it's certainly not impossible.

And since most actuaries know nothing about music, he's going to have to work even harder to convince companies that they should bring him in. The impetus is on him to show us that, not the other way around.

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