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Old 05-07-2019, 08:43 AM
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I made the natural progression from restaurant kitchen manager to actuary.
That explains a few things.
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What kind of company do you work for? Small or large company?
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N=1 but several hiring managers have told me they prefer career changers because we had to hustle a little harder than a college student, which I'm not sure I buy. Firstly - I certainly lacked the discipline to pass exams in college and studying gets harder as you get older. Also, our recruiters certainly don't like trying to fit the square peg of a near-thirty-career-changer into the CAE-actuarial-intern-shaped analyst hole. I also bet those same managers tell the non-career changers the same thing.
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I've known a handful of career changers, and they've all brought valuable skills to the table. Exposure to something other than just exams can be useful. That said, however, I've know far more people who became actuaries after having initially pursued a different path. for example, my intention in schools was to be a crytanalyst, I didn't even know this field existed. Plus, the state I was living in didn't really have any crypto jobs open so... And one of the very best actuaries I've ever worked with had a degree in Poli-Sci before discovering that she liked statistics and that being an actuary would suit her well.
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