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Old 09-14-2018, 02:18 PM
rmber rmber is offline
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Default Please help! Entry Level resume

I am a recent college graduate about to start applying for entry level jobs. I haven't had any internships, and my work experience isn't very relevant and I'm having trouble deciding how to layout my resume and what to include. Like, should I have a "skills" section?
Any help/critiques would be very appreciated!
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:30 PM
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The Career Objective word choices and sentence structure are so strange that the resume would be better without that section. The resume has very little information. You need to add some skills or hobbies and give more information about your job duties.
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:51 PM
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I am not an expert by any means (started my EL position about 3 months ago), but it seems like there is very little content in the resume. Add more to the work experience, using quantifiable metrics to demonstrate what you did that added value.

Also, consider adding a hobby that you're passionate about, even if it's not highly related to actuarial work. The objective portion seems rather unnecessary, as employers will know that you're looking for an actuarial position.

I would also consider adding a section on your technical skills. Do you know Excel? Do you know how to code in SQL, Python, SAS, R, etc? If you don't know anything, then I would consider using free online resources to prepare yourself, as much of the work will require such skills.

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Old 09-17-2018, 01:02 PM
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Thank you both for your advice! I will revise my resume with this in mind
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Old 09-17-2018, 02:44 PM
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Ditto what others have said, but also that package handler and cashier are generally not considered relevant to actuarial and are unlikely to help your qualifications. I would leave them out.

In your situation, passing more exam will help a lot. Shoot 3 exams as soon as possible. A good cover letter that shows research and interest in the companies you apply will also get you more phone interviews. Good luck!
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