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Old 06-21-2017, 05:34 PM
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I beg someone to give me any help on where I can look and find out what I need to do differently.
Ok so as other people said: It's great that you are so passionate about being an actuary, but there is more to life than the job you have. So take heart in that and accept that whatever happens, the next opportunity, whether at the same firm as an ASA, or at a new job doing something completely different might actually make you happier than you currently are.

To dovetail to the post that emphasized "don't be afraid to take a position", I'll say organizing your arguments in a bullet-, or enumerated-list format can be a huge help. One level up, framing your write-up to a question in sections and sub-sections + giving a quick summary/overview at the beginning of each exercise can help the grader better understand your thought process.

Good luck - but even if you fail don't beat yourself up too much about it. Everyone has their kryptonite and most people have, at some point in their lives, come across a wall of one sort or another.
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:54 AM
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This has to be satire - I find it unbelievable that you'd still have a job after failing 9 times.
When the FSAs around you have reviewed your submission and find nothing wrong with it and are as confused as you are and your work product is sufficient, why would it make a difference?

Will it slow down progression toward promotion? Sure, but already my exam progress is in the 85th percentile for speed. I think they are actually relieved to not have to keep giving me raises and promotions.
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Old 06-22-2017, 01:33 PM
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When the FSAs around you have reviewed your submission and find nothing wrong with it and are as confused as you are and your work product is sufficient, why would it make a difference?

Will it slow down progression toward promotion? Sure, but already my exam progress is in the 85th percentile for speed. I think they are actually relieved to not have to keep giving me raises and promotions.
Or maybe those FSAs are clueless themselves, just a thought.
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Old 06-23-2017, 04:32 PM
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Or maybe those FSAs are clueless themselves, just a thought.
Perhaps its why I'm still employed.
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Old 06-23-2017, 04:39 PM
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I have now failed the FA for a 5th time. 3 times with the old version and now twice with the new version. I will lose my job if I don't pass my next attempt that I have to submit by the end of June.
First, focus on what you have control of. That will stop the panic.

Because frankly speaking, the only way you get through this is by remaining calm. You won't think well if you remain fixated on your fears. When riding a motorcycle the accident is avoided by looking where you want to go as the bike will follow.

You have control over what you do with the time you have left. Give it your best and don't look back.

Second, if it comes to this, clearly it is none of your new employers business why you are looking for new employment. Go search out some hot coastal town or bermuda and say you want the beach life.

Third, clearly you are not alone. Uh, hello, NINE times here! There are employers other than the one you are at.

Obviously the ideal outcome is to pass and get on with your life, but do you really want to spend 40+ hours a week with the people you have?

You never know what's just around the corner. Keep your chin up.
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