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Old 05-01-2015, 05:53 PM
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I say go for it. Office experience is good. You need to show potential employers that you are able to pass exams while employed.
Is lack of time a key determinant in passing exams while being employed? No, not at all. if companies were concerned about travel times, then they would just look at SAT scores.
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I say go for it, pass exams, then leave your resume and transcript in all mail boxes
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There's no way this is true.

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Here are the non-actuarial jobs you should be looking into, in order of desirability for EL,

Data/Business/Financial/IT Analyst > Underwriter/Claims Adjuster > Underwriting Assistant/Claims Assistant > Mailroom/Admin work > Flipping Burgers at McD's > no job.
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Ok... Let's say you get offered an office job, and you're not in dire financial straights (you could certainly have more money, but I feel like that's pretty much a given being an EL).

Now, should you put off your actuarial job search temporarily? I mean- isn't it bad to start at a job and then quit two months down the road? Is there also an opportunity cost to taking that office job? Or is it totally ok to just continue your job search? I heard this was bad taste- but sometimes it's gonna happen, right?

I'm not speaking about an analyst position in this scenario. I'm talking about office jobs (receptionist)/jobs that aren't really all that relevant.
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Ok... Let's say you get offered an office job, and you're not in dire financial straights (you could certainly have more money, but I feel like that's pretty much a given being an EL).

Now, should you put off your actuarial job search temporarily? I mean- isn't it bad to start at a job and then quit two months down the road? Is there also an opportunity cost to taking that office job? Or is it totally ok to just continue your job search? I heard this was bad taste- but sometimes it's gonna happen, right?

I'm not speaking about an analyst position in this scenario. I'm talking about office jobs (receptionist)/jobs that aren't really all that relevant.
You should continue your job search. The opportunity cost is that you have to spend time doing work instead of doing other things that could land you an actuarial job. It's not bad taste in the sense that receptionists aren't hard to replace. You might mildly annoy your manager by quitting, but that's all.
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