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Old 05-07-2019, 01:31 PM
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You can easily bullshit through this in an interview.

Thats why it is always best to give them a small case study to complete at the interview stage. That will tell you most of what you need to know.
I would disagree. It's only easy to BS if the hiring manager does not know the skills which he is requiring in his new hire.
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Not sure what role you see actuaries having in the hiring process, but definitely should be making the final decisions on hiring actuaries - few muggles, if any, have the ability to understand the technical skills needed for the job and whether the candidate has them.
Also, sometimes the HR people "just don't get us." HR has a model employee they're looking for, and loyalty is certainly a part of it (loyal people means less turnover), and actuarial types are often, well, curious of authority that has a shaky basis.
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this is good for several reasons
Thank you, I think.
I'm actually coming at this more from a "failed interview candidate who has learned some lessons" POV than as someone who actually interviews people.
Yes, I furrow my brow and frown and scrunch my nose at questions, and I have a creepy smile. But, I try not to show any of this at interviews.
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Thank you, I think.
I'm actually coming at this more from a "failed interview candidate who has learned some lessons" POV than as someone who actually interviews people.
Yes, I furrow my brow and frown and scrunch my nose at questions, and I have a creepy smile. But, I try not to show any of this at interviews.
it was both accurate and funny
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it was both accurate and funny
Pretty much exactly what I was going for!
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If you are questioned about anything on your resume, respond confidently and without hesitation. But if you get something more tricky, where there isn't an obvious answer, then it can be good to show that you can think about the pros and cons of different solutions, rather than just jump in with the first thought that occurs to you.

And never, ever lie or dissemble about anything, even if it's not on your resume. If you don't know something, then say so, rather than make up what you think the interviewer expects to hear. Assume that HR have trawled through your Linked-In profile and social media accounts, and perhaps spoken to someone where you interned, so know everything about you; nothing can be too bad if you've already made it to the interview stage!
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Agree with this. I've had several interviews where I just flat out say "I haven't had any real experience with network pricing or performance measurement. I've worked with people who have done so, and I understand the basic concepts, but it's not something I've had the opportunity to get involved in."
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Imagine the inteviewer naked
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Imagine the inteviewer naked
Given some of the people I've been interviewed by, I'd recommend against that...
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be overqualified, they love that with entry level
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