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Old 02-11-2017, 07:02 PM
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Hi everyone,

First of I wish all of have a good weekend!

I am a master student, and I graduated last year, I passed P, Fm, MFE, and C. I have started to look for a job, and I applied in many companies, but no one replied I don't know what is wrong? I don't know what should I do? Can someone advise me.

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Old 02-11-2017, 07:09 PM
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You're in the P/C sub forum, which is really just for posting jobs.

People trying to find a job (even exclusively P/C) usually post and discuss in the Employment threads here: http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actu...splay.php?f=18

Many threads discussing how to find a job. Feel free to add questions to them, or start your own thread, but please spend some time reading before you post your questions (which have almost certainly been asked before, so would request that you take the time to get the most obvious ones out of the way by reading before you ask something that's been discussed a million times before).
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Hi everyone,

First of I wish all of have a good weekend!

I am a master student, and I graduated last year, I passed 4 soda exams, P, Fm, MFE, and C. I have started to look for a job, and I applied in many companies, but no one replied I don't know what is wrong? I don't know what should I do? Can someone advise me.

Thanks
For starters, make sure your cover letter/resume doesn't refer to the SOA exams as "soda exams." I know it takes a while to get good at English, so before sending out any applications, if you haven't already, have a friend who is a native speaker revise your cover letter and resume.

Also, try to get some friends who are native speakers do some practice interviews - they'll be able to point out some flaws and help you improve.
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You're in the P/C sub forum, which is really just for posting jobs.

People trying to find a job (even exclusively P/C) usually post and discuss in the Employment threads here: http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actu...splay.php?f=18
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Old 02-13-2017, 10:57 AM
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For starters, make sure your cover letter/resume doesn't refer to the SOA exams as "soda exams." I know it takes a while to get good at English, so before sending out any applications, if you haven't already, have a friend who is a native speaker revise your cover letter and resume.

Also, try to get some friends who are native speakers do some practice interviews - they'll be able to point out some flaws and help you improve.
I assumed that autocomplete had messed up on "soda exams." But yeah, it's mighty hard to overcome a perception of "unable to communicate well in English."
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"soda exams."
With all of the effort to remove high-fructose corn syrup, I actually feel like these could be fairly important. Once you try something with real sugar vs. HFCS, it's truly an eye-opening experience.
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