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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.
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Because I'm one of those poorly socialized actuaries who think of it as cheating.
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Why would it be cheating?
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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...
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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.
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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.
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