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Old 02-06-2019, 11:56 AM
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Gross. Cancel. Find a real company.


If you're entry level, I understand you can't be too picky. But if you already have an actuarial job, I'd cancel the interview. I wouldn't want to work for a company that valued HR's time more than my own.
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do you people realize how many companies do this today? Tossing out an interivew (at the EL level) just cause they make you do a webcam interview is NOT good advice. Beggars can't be choosers.

IME, all but 2 milliman practice (sample size = 8), Humana, WTW, Allstate (kinda... recorded on the phone), and Munich Re all had me do a video interview.

These are all good companies that could go far on one's resume as an EL, and it'd be foolish to discredit these companies on the basis of their hiring practices.

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do you people realize how many companies do this today? Tossing out an interivew (at the EL level) just cause they make you do a webcam interview is NOT good advice. Beggers can't be choosers.

IME, all but 2 milliman practice (sample size = 8), Humana, WTW, Allstate (kinda... recorded on the phone), and Munich Re all had me do a video interview.

These are all good companies that could go far on one's resume as an EL, and it'd be foolish to discredit these companies on the basis of their hiring practices.
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:12 PM
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it is what it is man... its too late for some people or some people just dont have a choice.

if they started the path late and have 1 exam and no internship experience and no significant extra curriculars, they have to get what they can get.
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Anyone remember how tough it was to find an EL job in 2008 - 2013 ?

Makes me less sympathetic towards the kids coming out of school now. I still would be pretty annoyed by one-way video interviews tho.
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If you're entry level, I understand you can't be too picky. But if you already have an actuarial job, I'd cancel the interview. I wouldn't want to work for a company that valued HR's time more than my own.
Agree with this. ELs don’t have much leverage, so you take what you can get.

As an FSA, I wouldn’t hesitate to cancel.
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:55 PM
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Yeah at the EL (or early career) you cannot afford to be picky. Companies get to have "stupid" hiring practices because its a buyers market.
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oh this is EL? Sigh. Still.

Yeah, if anyone even had me do a live skype interview instead of a F2F one (or before one) I'd turn them down
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Is it different system from some Milliman offices' recorded video interview?
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do you people realize how many companies do this today? Tossing out an interivew (at the EL level) just cause they make you do a webcam interview is NOT good advice. Beggars can't be choosers.

IME, all but 2 milliman practice (sample size = 8), Humana, WTW, Allstate (kinda... recorded on the phone), and Munich Re all had me do a video interview.

These are all good companies that could go far on one's resume as an EL, and it'd be foolish to discredit these companies on the basis of their hiring practices.
Wtf. I'm shocked that that many companies do it. This is the stupidest shit ever. What about any potential bias like racial and stuff from the hr person affecting the outcome?
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