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Old 12-29-2016, 11:29 AM
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What you're really agreeing to do when you accept an offer is to terminate your job search.
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You are risking your professional reputation for not much reward.
Also false. Companies rescind offers, suddenly lay people off, etc., all the time. There is no concept of loyalty in business, and you should not be tricked into thinking there is.
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Old 12-29-2016, 11:30 AM
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Also false. Companies rescind offers, suddenly lay people off, etc., all the time. There is no concept of loyalty in business, and you should not be tricked into thinking there is.
Especially for internships. It's sometimes a long while between offer and start date, so many things can happen on either side of the fence to change the situation.
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Old 12-29-2016, 11:34 AM
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we have 5 summer interns coming our way in 2017. If one backed out, I might not even notice. To be honest, we interviewed them in sept, so I only remember 3 of them.
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Old 01-25-2017, 05:50 PM
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A recent slew of questions about consulting in various areas of practice. All purpose answer:
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It really differs depending on firm, location, manager, clients, etc.

Really tough to generalize.

The only thing everyone agrees on is that consulting pays more than insurance.
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Old 03-06-2017, 04:15 PM
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The answer to "What is reporting and analysis?"
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The reporting part means you'll probably be running some process on a regular basis, and putting the results into a report or database of some sort, that probably makes its way into the company's ledger.

You'd probably be responsible for making sure the report is correct, controls have been checked, and changing the report over time as the underlying process changes (maybe the company is adding new products, or consolidating information, whatever). Basically spreadsheet monkey work. Real actudonk stuff.

The analysis part is understanding and explaining the numbers in the report. Why they moved the way they moved. Presenting your analysis clearly and succinctly. Anticipating the questions that management is going to have, so you can answer the questions before they're asked.
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And def agree w/ JMO.
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Old 08-19-2017, 12:14 AM
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Is cold messaging actuaries on Linkedin considered weird or creepy? I need to build my network, and I've heard networking is the best way to find an actuarial job at desired company.
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Old 08-19-2017, 01:08 AM
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Is cold messaging actuaries on Linkedin considered weird or creepy? I need to build my network, and I've heard networking is the best way to find an actuarial job at desired company.
You will have to accept rejection if you want to grow your network. Go ahead and send cold requests. A lot of people will reject you, but some will be open to talking to you. I send out cold requests all the time, and I still get rejected every now and then.
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Old 08-27-2017, 08:16 PM
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Don't assume that an actuarial credential is good for jobs that are not traditional actuarial positions:
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This is about the 6 years I invested into my ASA. It doesn't translate outside of insurance. I'm evaluated like any other candidate analyst because the credential doesn't cross over. I've been in denial about that but I get it now.
I'm pretty sure an Act Sci degree has the same limitations.
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JMO is right
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I agree with JMO.
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And def agree w/ JMO.
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This. And everything else JMO wrote.
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Yup, it is always someone else's fault.
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I'm disappointed I don't get to do both.
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Old 11-26-2017, 01:03 PM
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Guys I was wondering whether this'd be good to ask on a separate thread or just here but do you think 4 exams is good enough with barely half a year of experience? I was thinking of ramming exam S in there as well but maybe I should give it a break and focus on some data mining projects I have that've collected dust
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Old 11-26-2017, 01:21 PM
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Good enough for what?
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