Actuarial Outpost
 
Go Back   Actuarial Outpost > Actuarial Discussion Forum > Careers - Employment
FlashChat Actuarial Discussion Preliminary Exams CAS/SOA Exams Cyberchat Around the World Suggestions


Upload your resume securely at https://www.dwsimpson.com
to be contacted when new jobs meet your skills and objectives.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 02-12-2018, 03:04 PM
JMO's Avatar
JMO JMO is offline
Carol Marler
Non-Actuary
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Back home again in Indiana
Studying for Nothing actuarial.
Posts: 36,769
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kmhst25 View Post
I know the husband of someone in the field. I don't love the idea of using networking to get a job, but this is good advice.
Why not? It's still considered the best way to get opportunities, regardless of the field of work.
__________________
Carol Marler, "Just My Opinion"

Pluto is no longer a planet and I am no longer an actuary. Please take my opinions as non-actuarial.


My latest favorite quotes, updated Feb 15, 2018. Hmmm. It's been quite a while.

Spoiler:
I should keep these four permanently.
Quote:
Originally Posted by rekrap View Post
JMO is right
Quote:
Originally Posted by campbell View Post
I agree with JMO.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Westley View Post
And def agree w/ JMO.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MG View Post
This. And everything else JMO wrote.
And this all purpose permanent quote:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr T Non-Fan View Post
Yup, it is always someone else's fault.
MORE:
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeppermintPatty View Post
But sometimes you get someone who has that charming mix of "don't care" and "don't get it", and there's just not much you can do.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bro View Post
I recommend you get perspective.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Enough Exams Already View Post
Dude, you can't fail a personality test. It just isn't that kind of test.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-12-2018, 03:15 PM
Colonel Smoothie's Avatar
Colonel Smoothie Colonel Smoothie is online now
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
College: Jamba Juice University
Favorite beer: AO Amber Ale
Posts: 45,885
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hello, My Baby View Post
Networking is far and away the best way to get a job
__________________
Recommended Readings for the EL Actuary || Recommended Readings for the EB Actuary

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wigmeister General View Post
Don't you even think about sending me your resume. I'll turn it into an origami boulder and return it to you.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-12-2018, 03:16 PM
Colonel Smoothie's Avatar
Colonel Smoothie Colonel Smoothie is online now
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
College: Jamba Juice University
Favorite beer: AO Amber Ale
Posts: 45,885
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JMO View Post
Why not? It's still considered the best way to get opportunities, regardless of the field of work.
__________________
Recommended Readings for the EL Actuary || Recommended Readings for the EB Actuary

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wigmeister General View Post
Don't you even think about sending me your resume. I'll turn it into an origami boulder and return it to you.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-12-2018, 03:18 PM
kmhst25's Avatar
kmhst25 kmhst25 is online now
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 561
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JMO View Post
Why not? It's still considered the best way to get opportunities, regardless of the field of work.
Because I'm one of those poorly socialized actuaries who think of it as cheating.
__________________
1/P 2/FM 3F/MFE 4/C FAP MLC
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-12-2018, 03:19 PM
Colonel Smoothie's Avatar
Colonel Smoothie Colonel Smoothie is online now
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
College: Jamba Juice University
Favorite beer: AO Amber Ale
Posts: 45,885
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kmhst25 View Post
Because I'm one of those poorly socialized actuaries who think of it as cheating.
Why would it be cheating?
__________________
Recommended Readings for the EL Actuary || Recommended Readings for the EB Actuary

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wigmeister General View Post
Don't you even think about sending me your resume. I'll turn it into an origami boulder and return it to you.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-12-2018, 03:23 PM
kmhst25's Avatar
kmhst25 kmhst25 is online now
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 561
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Colonel Smoothie View Post
Why would it be cheating?
Because it's getting a job through personal connections, instead of merit. Which is obviously somewhat of a skewed perception, because if your connections know you, then they probably know about the quality of your work better than a stranger interviewing you but...
__________________
1/P 2/FM 3F/MFE 4/C FAP MLC
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-12-2018, 03:25 PM
Colonel Smoothie's Avatar
Colonel Smoothie Colonel Smoothie is online now
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
College: Jamba Juice University
Favorite beer: AO Amber Ale
Posts: 45,885
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kmhst25 View Post
Because it's getting a job through personal connections, instead of merit. Which is obviously somewhat of a skewed perception, because if your connections know you, then they probably know about the quality of your work better than a stranger interviewing you but...
Just think of your ability to market yourself as a component of merit.
__________________
Recommended Readings for the EL Actuary || Recommended Readings for the EB Actuary

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wigmeister General View Post
Don't you even think about sending me your resume. I'll turn it into an origami boulder and return it to you.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-12-2018, 03:57 PM
JMO's Avatar
JMO JMO is offline
Carol Marler
Non-Actuary
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Back home again in Indiana
Studying for Nothing actuarial.
Posts: 36,769
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kmhst25 View Post
Because it's getting a job through personal connections, instead of merit. Which is obviously somewhat of a skewed perception, because if your connections know you, then they probably know about the quality of your work better than a stranger interviewing you but...
yore rong

To answer the title question, you first need to get over this incorrect opinion.
__________________
Carol Marler, "Just My Opinion"

Pluto is no longer a planet and I am no longer an actuary. Please take my opinions as non-actuarial.


My latest favorite quotes, updated Feb 15, 2018. Hmmm. It's been quite a while.

Spoiler:
I should keep these four permanently.
Quote:
Originally Posted by rekrap View Post
JMO is right
Quote:
Originally Posted by campbell View Post
I agree with JMO.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Westley View Post
And def agree w/ JMO.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MG View Post
This. And everything else JMO wrote.
And this all purpose permanent quote:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr T Non-Fan View Post
Yup, it is always someone else's fault.
MORE:
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeppermintPatty View Post
But sometimes you get someone who has that charming mix of "don't care" and "don't get it", and there's just not much you can do.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bro View Post
I recommend you get perspective.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Enough Exams Already View Post
Dude, you can't fail a personality test. It just isn't that kind of test.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-12-2018, 04:01 PM
kmhst25's Avatar
kmhst25 kmhst25 is online now
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 561
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JMO View Post
yore rong

To answer the title question, you first need to get over this incorrect opinion.
I'm workin' on it.
__________________
1/P 2/FM 3F/MFE 4/C FAP MLC
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-12-2018, 04:16 PM
lllj's Avatar
lllj lllj is offline
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: May 2011
Studying for Exam 7
Posts: 5,007
Default

If you aren't in NYC or a really large metro area, even really broad terms like "data analyst" shouldn't yield so many posting that a daily email alert isn't useful. "Statistics" may be a better search term that helps narrow the results down, and if you are really interested in more stats heavy analyst roles, this is likely to be in the job description, either as a required skill or preferred college major. I find indeed to be the best job search site. You'll get a lot of irrelevant results but you can at least casually scroll through and just click on the more interesting ones. Or find a recruiter to do this for you (presumably there are some non actuarial recruiters, similar to most actuarial recruiters, willing to occasionally send you job descriptions even if you aren't super actively searching).

I'm not looking and I still always have actuarial job alert emails from indeed just to know what's out there.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
*PLEASE NOTE: Posts are not checked for accuracy, and do not
represent the views of the Actuarial Outpost or its sponsors.
Page generated in 0.19471 seconds with 9 queries