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Old 06-11-2010, 01:55 AM
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We need an official "I recently got an interview" thread so I can post... I'm nearing double digits without an offer (yet)

Congrats BTW, with only 1 exam that is awesome!
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:51 AM
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We need an official "I recently got an interview" thread so I can post... I'm nearing double digits without an offer (yet)

Congrats BTW, with only 1 exam that is awesome!
Are those on site ones, or including the telephone ones as well? You sound like chummy009. He found something in the end:

http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actu...d.php?t=188342
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Congratulations, that's great!



I'm starting to feel like the actuarial profession is one big drinking game. Took the exam? Drink! Passed the exam? Drink! Failed the exam? Drink! Got a phone interview? Drink! Got the in-person interview? Drink! Etc.
Not everybody is that big on drinking. But if you want to drink, exam/employment success is a good reason to do so. If something else is your celebration mode, just do that instead of drinking. (That's how I interpret , anyway.)
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If something else is your celebration mode, just do that instead of drinking. (That's how I interpret , anyway.)
I agree, but I think JSA was just being funny.
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Are those on site ones, or including the telephone ones as well? You sound like chummy009. He found something in the end:

http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actu...d.php?t=188342
On-site. A few I think I said something wrong on the interview. A few were solid, but I believe I was simply beat out by another person. 1 or 2 others, I have no idea what happened. For one, I'm glad they didn't give me an offer, the situation was so bad that I may have turned it down. I'm still optimistic, had one last week, and another the week before.

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This strategy takes some time, but you can easily contact 50 – 100 companies each day this way.
No way... I can't even read and take a few notes on a 50-100 company websites a day... Much less call 50-100 companies or even email 50-100 companies unless you are sending the same exact email to everyone.

Anyway, queuing up more directory emails (in a new city) this weekend

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Do any actuaries smoke pot? JW cause in my experience people either Drink alot, or smoke marijuana. And in the case of med school students, Both
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Do any actuaries smoke pot? JW cause in my experience people either Drink alot, or smoke marijuana. And in the case of med school students, Both
Go into NAT and ask the same question. Anyway, if I were still in the interviewing process I'd stop until I got an offer. Failing a drug test after finally getting an offer has to be pretty awful.
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So whack, alcohol is so much worse than pot-- okay no more ill move over to NAT if i have mroe things to say on this matter.
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Wooo, I got a job!


It's been nine months since I passed my first exam and I feel very fortunate (and a bit lucky) to be employed. Can't wait to start!
WOOHOO! It's so nice to hear the good news! Congratulations! Hopefully your coworkers are the type!
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