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Old 04-21-2015, 09:08 PM
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Hi..I am looking to change over into Actuarial Career. I have 7+ yrs in consulting experience where I have worked as Data/Business Analyst. I have good experience in Insurance industry and worked with Actuarial, Claims and policy administration departments. I have passed Exam P and FM, and currently am preparing for Exam MFE. I also have experience in SAS, Alteryx and currently evaluating other modelling tools. What are the other things I can learn so that I can portray my interest in the actuarial career as serious and genuine and so that my resume will be looked into with curiosity.
I just started working, so I won't be making hiring decisions any time soon, but your background seems quite solid. You just need to spin it correctly. As you're originally from India, keep in mind that if you don't have a green card yet your job search will be much harder than if you do.
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His resume needs work, but a 3 page resume is not unheard of for experienced hires.
i can think of very few situations where >2 pages is warranted

2 pages i can understand
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i can think of very few situations where >2 pages is warranted

2 pages i can understand
There is this guy here with a PhD and he has lots of publications. Even then his résumé is only a page long. All Mr. Chatterjee needs to put on his resume is his education (2 lines), his actuarial exams (2 lines), his technical skills (1-2 lines) and his work experience.
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There is this guy here with a PhD and he has lots of publications. Even then his résumé is only a page long. All Mr. Chatterjee needs to put on his resume is his education (2 lines), his actuarial exams (2 lines), his technical skills (1-2 lines) and his work experience.
Agreed. If the work experience doesn't fit, I wouldn't go make everything size 8 just to make a page, but shorter is better here.
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There is this guy here with a PhD and he has lots of publications. Even then his résumé is only a page long. All Mr. Chatterjee needs to put on his resume is his education (2 lines), his actuarial exams (2 lines), his technical skills (1-2 lines) and his work experience.
And a link to his LinkedIn account if he really wants to get wordy.
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You know that employee that, when you ask them "what are you working on today", begins vomitting out an unrelenting stream of useless details and side notes and asides, instead of just listing the three things they're working on?

If you have a 3 page resume with no actuarial experience, I'm going to assume that's you.

ONE PAGE.

ONE. PAGE.

There's discussion about this in Westley's resume thread. Read that thread.
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"List of Publications available on request." Or
"List of Publications available on Linkedin."

OP, do not tell your whole life story in your resume. Leave something for the interview. Entice the reader to take the bait. Interviewers will want to know how well you speak. But, without anything to talk about, that other guy with the big smile and infectious laugh will get the job.
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