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My negatives are a sub 3.0 GPA, and no experience. In all honesty, so far I've only contacted a recruiter, who didn't do much of anything for me, and gotten a phone interview with a consulting company that my university math department has ties to (they gave me the run-around), so I definitely shoulder some of the blame for my underemployment.
Never give up the search. I and many others screwed up in college and came out with sub 3.0's. That didn't stop us from eventually getting that entry level position. I like to think that the key was to be annoyingly persistent.
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At eighteen, I wasn't quite mature enough to take college seriously, and the damage I did to my GPA in my freshman year was difficult to recover from. Later on, I made good grades, but once I began taking actuarial exams, I prioritized them over my schoolwork, which may have cost me a letter grade here and there. Also, I signed up for classes that weren't necessary for my degree, purely out of intellectual curiosity, when I should have audited them.

I know GPA is used as a indicator of work ethic, but I'd like to think that I may be an exception to that rule. The fact that I'm currently working my butt off mopping floors and washing dishes proves that no work that I could be saddled with as an entry-level actuary would be beneath my dignity, and that I'm eager to prove myself in this profession by any means possible.
I know this isn't careers but I had a similar situation.

I got a different job for >1yr in a barely-related field. This helped proved that I could hack it in the real world and alleviated some of the concerns about work ethic.
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Arthur Chu, a 30-year-old Ohio insurance compliance analyst, who does freelance voiceovers, has been using a geeky type of Jeopardy! game theory win.
lol, he works in compliance
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He works for Family Heritage Life Insurance in Cleveland. His strategy of wagering for a tie when leading going into the final round has been discussed in this forum before, though it has rarely been used.
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lol, he works in compliance
This is what happens when you spend your life studying Jeopardy material instead of the actuarial exams.
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Yadda yadda something "pi" something.
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I'm pretty good friends with his former college roommate, so I can see stuff he puts on Facebook. He seems pretty fun.
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I'm pretty good friends with his former college roommate, so I can see stuff he puts on Facebook. He seems pretty fun.
woah that's crazy

tell him his episodes are full of win
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