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Old 12-03-2018, 06:58 PM
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Is there such thing as having too many exams for someone with <2 years experience?
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Old 12-03-2018, 07:11 PM
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No. Provided you understand that salary is based on a combination of both factors - so if you have a lot of exams but little experience you won't necessarily be paid as much as others who have the same exams but a more typical level of experience.
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Old 12-03-2018, 07:16 PM
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Is there such thing as having too many exams for someone with <2 years experience?
Yes, but you usually don't want to work for the companies where it would be an issue.
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Old 12-07-2018, 06:31 PM
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if you have soft working hours and no stress, that's probably better than some consulting firms that actually give study days. you get study days at those places, but if you're working overtime on the days in the office, you're not really getting them anyway.



If most of the time, you're sitting around doing nothing, that is your study time. But if you are stuck in a consulting environment with very high target chargeable hours, you take a study day only to feel too exhausted to study.
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I did this for my first 4 prelims, then used it as a feather in my cap when interviewing for actuarial positions. Many actuaries will be sympathetic to your situation if you are working and taking exams with no study time/compensation, and it's an easy answer to the "why do you want to leave your current job" question.
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i get over 6 weeks off paid study time to study for my exams a year. it's pretty nice
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Is there such thing as having too many exams for someone with <2 years experience?
i have ACAS with < 2 years full-time not including internships. it's not a big deal but if I don't manage to get a quick second promotion in a year and I pass another exam I could be capped in salary and then I'll have to get a market check by interviewing
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i get over 6 weeks off paid study time to study for my exams a year. it's pretty nice
3 weeks/exam?
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i get over 6 weeks off paid study time to study for my exams a year. it's pretty nice
For a US-based job?

I'm intrigued. That's at the UK-level of 40 to 50 study days a year.
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