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Old 12-05-2018, 10:26 AM
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Default Resume advice for someone seeking a return to the field

Good morning everyone:

I have been away from the field for quite a while but looking to get back in. The exams have changed since I left; my question is should I
1. List the exams on my resume as they were known at the time and appear on my SOA transcript? Or
2. List the exams on my resume as their equivalent would be now?

I passed all the preliminary exams.
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Old 12-05-2018, 11:37 AM
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Equivalent. Even for people who never left the field, exams they have passed in the past might be under different names now. I personally listed them under current names.
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Old 12-05-2018, 11:43 AM
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Equivalent. Even for people who never left the field, exams they have passed in the past might be under different names now. I personally listed them under current names.


Show the exams for which you have credit in the current system. Don't make the hiring manager do the work of translating, and don't assume an HR drone will be able to translate old exams to their current equivalents.
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Show the exams for which you have credit in the current system. Don't make the hiring manager do the work of translating, and don't assume an HR drone will be able to translate old exams to their current equivalents.


This is a special case of a general principle for all writing, and resume/cover letter writing especially: be kind to your reader.
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Old 12-21-2018, 03:55 PM
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Thanks everyone for the advice. Now the next question is how do I prepare for the Predictive Analytics exam? (It is the first one that I have not passed) I cannot find any exams on the SOA website.
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Old 12-24-2018, 03:37 PM
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Thanks everyone for the advice. Now the next question is how do I prepare for the Predictive Analytics exam? (It is the first one that I have not passed) I cannot find any exams on the SOA website.
I guess you gotta go by the syllabus/study manuals/seminars and also look at the PA exam forum on the AO to get a feel for what the most recent exam was like.
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