Actuarial Outpost
 
Go Back   Actuarial Outpost > Actuarial Discussion Forum > Careers - Employment
FlashChat Actuarial Discussion Preliminary Exams CAS/SOA Exams Cyberchat Around the World Suggestions


Upload your resume securely at https://www.dwsimpson.com
to be contacted when new jobs meet your skills and objectives.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #61  
Old 04-17-2019, 07:35 PM
Fracktuary Fracktuary is offline
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,885
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hrm57 View Post
Do you have a gauge for what percentage of people who pass P and FM actually become actuaries? I feel like it may be 50 at the absolute most.
What do you mean by actuary ? I dont consider someone an actuary unless they are credentialed (ASA or FSA).
Reply With Quote
  #62  
Old 04-17-2019, 07:39 PM
hrm57 hrm57 is offline
Member
Non-Actuary
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 44
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fracktuary View Post
What do you mean by actuary ? I dont consider someone an actuary unless they are credentialed (ASA or FSA).
Working full-time as a student actuary(a lower bar).
Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old 04-17-2019, 08:40 PM
Colonel Smoothie's Avatar
Colonel Smoothie Colonel Smoothie is online now
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
College: Jamba Juice University
Favorite beer: AO Amber Ale
Posts: 49,179
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fracktuary View Post
What do you mean by actuary ? I dont consider someone an actuary unless they are credentialed (ASA or FSA).
them's fightin' words
__________________
Recommended Readings for the EL Actuary || Recommended Readings for the EB Actuary

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wigmeister General View Post
Don't you even think about sending me your resume. I'll turn it into an origami boulder and return it to you.
Reply With Quote
  #64  
Old 04-17-2019, 11:58 PM
hostess's Avatar
hostess hostess is offline
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 661
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fracktuary View Post
What do you mean by actuary ? I dont consider someone an actuary unless they are credentialed (ASA or FSA).
i thought actuary meant fcas?
Reply With Quote
  #65  
Old 04-20-2019, 01:06 PM
Maximally Qualified's Avatar
Maximally Qualified Maximally Qualified is offline
Member
CAS AAA
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Studying for years
Posts: 439
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr T Non-Fan View Post
People looking at your resume will wonder where the hell your college is. Be prepared to answer questions about your college. I don't consider it a red flag. If you don't know the mascot, that would be a red flag. Might ask for transcripts.

Number of exams passed is far more important than which college you attended or where you're from (as long as you have the greed card or citizenship) or what your degree is in (unless it's actuarial science, in which many managers expect three or more exams passed when you're knee-deep in knowledge).
well said
__________________
Taylor originally called his product "Taylor's Prepared Ham", but was forced to change the name after it failed to meet the new legal definition of "ham" established by the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906.
Reply With Quote
  #66  
Old 04-20-2019, 03:27 PM
jerrytuttle jerrytuttle is offline
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 290
Default

I won't claim to have done the following things when I was just starting out, but since the field is so competitive nowadays for people just starting out, I'll offer the following:

Read a few insurance periodicals and a few actuarial newsletters. What sorts of things seem important in insurance and to actuaries nowadays? Be prepared to ask an interviewer about a couple of them.

Google the particular company you are interviewing at and get their latest annual report to stockholders. What has this company done recently to make the news? What is the company president saying about the company in the stockholders report? Be prepared to ask an interviewer about a couple of them.

I think an interviewee would blow me away with a couple of really specific questions.

And by the way, if you went to an Ivy League college I'm impressed. If you went anywhere else, I have no valid way of forming an opinion of your school, even in my own state, so don't stress if you don't have an Ivy League diploma.
__________________
Thanks,
Jerry
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
*PLEASE NOTE: Posts are not checked for accuracy, and do not
represent the views of the Actuarial Outpost or its sponsors.
Page generated in 0.25562 seconds with 11 queries