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Old 04-28-2010, 04:20 PM
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You have two months before you start at your new job (congrats). Was this becuase of some constraint on your part or just how the company structured the offer?

I am asking becuase I am curious how long the gap can be between the offer date and the start date.

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i'm a teacher right now and they asked when i could start. i told them i didn't want to abandon my kids, but if it was a do or die decision to start tomorrow, then i'd have a very hard choice on my hands...

however, one actuary said to me (after i described this to her), "Far be it for me to tell you what to do, but if I were you and a company asked me to abandon my current position and abandon my commitment in order to start immediately, i would question the integrity of the company altogether..." i liked that answer... plus HR told me they would work around the schedule of the candidate they selected and were more concerned about selecting the right people...
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i'm a teacher right now and they asked when i could start. i told them i didn't want to abandon my kids, but if it was a do or die decision to start tomorrow, then i'd have a very hard choice on my hands...

however, one actuary said to me (after i described this to her), "Far be it for me to tell you what to do, but if I were you and a company asked me to abandon my current position and abandon my commitment in order to start immediately, i would question the integrity of the company altogether..." i liked that answer... plus HR told me they would work around the schedule of the candidate they selected and were more concerned about selecting the right people...
congrats, it sounds like you found a company that will be a good fit. best.
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Offer date: March 1998
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...does that count as "recent"?
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i'm a teacher right now and they asked when i could start. i told them i didn't want to abandon my kids, but if it was a do or die decision to start tomorrow, then i'd have a very hard choice on my hands...

however, one actuary said to me (after i described this to her), "Far be it for me to tell you what to do, but if I were you and a company asked me to abandon my current position and abandon my commitment in order to start immediately, i would question the integrity of the company altogether..." i liked that answer... plus HR told me they would work around the schedule of the candidate they selected and were more concerned about selecting the right people...
How far in advance did you start your job search until you got your offer? I am currently teaching now, but next year my family plans on moving and I hope to make the switch from teaching into the actuarial field. Any sort of advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Hey, congrats!! Aren't you glad now that you didn't accept that other (crappy) offer?
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How far in advance did you start your job search until you got your offer? I am currently teaching now, but next year my family plans on moving and I hope to make the switch from teaching into the actuarial field. Any sort of advice would be greatly appreciated.
i've been searching for the past 2 years, i started looking around nov, dec bc that's when companies start the process for looking for new interns and grads for entry levels... it's been about a month process from start to finish, so i would say it's never too early.

where's the good dr.'s sig line? pass some exams while you can in teaching, espec while you have the summer's available. from june 22nd (when we got out of school, literally the day of) to aug 18 i was studying for fm and bc of all the extra time i was able to pass with only 1.5 months of studying... with your family it might be a little tougher, but if they're understanding that this is what you want to do and it will be a great benefit to your family then u should be good to go. definitely develop the soft skills and try to work on as many extra projects in teaching as you can. that was something that was brought up a lot in the interview process...
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definitely develop the soft skills and try to work on as many extra projects in teaching as you can. that was something that was brought up a lot in the interview process...
Very true. Interviewers like people who were proactive, and cared about their colleagues.
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You have two months before you start at your new job (congrats). Was this becuase of some constraint on your part or just how the company structured the offer?

I am asking becuase I am curious how long the gap can be between the offer date and the start date.

Thanks.
i had a 6 month gap. i was a student when i received my offer and my projected started date was the end of the summer.
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when i was an intern i got offered a job a year in advance, so definitely need that internship experience too!
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