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Old 01-22-2015, 09:26 PM
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Extremely bad advice.


For my entertainment, could you speculate on a reason as to why they would have told me that it is unwise to study for more exams if that is bad advice?
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And I'm pretty sure no one pays more or less for exams at hire.
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But really why do people give out such dumb advice?
Career fairs are boring and they do some real life trollin to pass the time?
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And I'm pretty sure no one pays more or less for exams at hire.
As in, if all else is equal (even though we know that all else is never really equal) between candidate A and candidate B, yet B has more exams passed than A, you'd expect the same salary?
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As in, if all else is equal (even though we know that all else is never really equal) between candidate A and candidate B, yet B has more exams passed than A, you'd expect the same salary?
yeah, why would you pay them more? i see enough entry level salaries at my own company to feel confident that we make no such adjustment.
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yeah, why would you pay them more?
I will leave that as an exercise to the reader.
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For my entertainment, could you speculate on a reason as to why they would have told me that it is unwise to study for more exams if that is bad advice?
Was he old? Ten or fifteen years ago that would have been okay advice.
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yeah, why would you pay them more? i see enough entry level salaries at my own company to feel confident that we make no such adjustment.
My job definitely makes an adjustment at hire. Why wouldn't they if the person would get a raise on passing that next exam? The company still saves on books, bonus, and paid study days.
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I graduated from college in December. A couple months before I graduated, actuarial recruiters visited our school. I talked with one of them about general advice after I graduated.

I asked him if it would be wise to study for the third exam and attempt to pass it while also looking for jobs once I graduated. He said that that is not a good idea, because passing a third exam without any actual experience forces them to pay you more than the applicants that have only passed the first two, and this effectively prices you out of the competition.

What do others think of this idea? I am currently looking for entry-level work and have passed the first two. Do you think this is good advice and that I should hold out on passing the third?
The advice by the recruiter is the worst I have ever heard.

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