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Old 04-17-2019, 11:49 AM
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you're only cheating yourself if you pass every exam on the first attempt because in your heart of hearts, you know that you don't really grasp the material as well as you should /red
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:06 PM
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Do you note the failures on your resume? If so, that's not a good strategy.

Who knows that you failed an exam? You do. No one else does. The SOA publishes names of passing candidates. Not the names of failing candidates. You want to bring up your failures during an interview, well, I'd say that's not a good strategy, either.
I have only sat once so far when I passed p so no.
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I have sat once so far when I passed p so no.
You're 1/1? So you created a paranoid thread that's also a hypothetical one..?
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:24 PM
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You're 1/1? So you created a paranoid thread that's also a hypothetical one..?
I donít know if I would call it paranoid, I just wanted to know how important it is to pass on the first try, thatís all.
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:37 PM
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It depends a lot on how grating your voice is when you say you've passed your exams on the first try.

Also, how smart-assy the look on your face is.
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full disclosure - i stole that from a former co-worker
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I donít know if I would call it paranoid, I just wanted to know how important it is to pass on the first try, thatís all.
There are some companies that give higher exam raises/bonuses if you pass on the first shot imo
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I donít know if I would call it paranoid, I just wanted to know how important it is to pass on the first try, thatís all.
That is something that only you should decide.

Just keep in mind that once you get your F-letters, you're done.
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Kinda like we half-joke that 6 is the perfect score on an exam, I less-than-half-joke that there's a goldilocks zone where you pass exams fast enough that you don't hurt your future career... but you also don't pass them so fast that you have to sacrifice a ton of free time in your early 20's. This is subject to innumerable exceptions. But you do not get your early 20's back, spend your time wisely.
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Kinda like we half-joke that 6 is the perfect score on an exam, I less-than-half-joke that there's a goldilocks zone where you pass exams fast enough that you don't hurt your future career... but you also don't pass them so fast that you have to sacrifice a ton of free time in your early 20's. This is subject to innumerable exceptions. But you do not get your early 20's back, spend your time wisely.
you also don't get your mid or late twenties back
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