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Old 03-30-2016, 06:38 PM
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Meh - I know a guy who got to FSA within a few years and never made it past analyst because his work sucked. He later left the field.

Exam superstar doesn't guarantee work superstar
Of course there's no guarantees. But as a new hire this guy's a better bet than a random pick out of the legion of two exam graduates.
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what advice do you give to a kid like this?
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Did he ask for advice?

I generally don't give unsolicited advice. To specific people.
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I've had nothing but respect for the FSAs I've worked with, but none of the things that I respected them for came from the SOA curriculum itself.

The best skills in the actuarial profession are not understood by their practitioners and as a result are not taught.

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unsolicited advice: use fewer negations

[i counted 5 in two sentences...that's too many]
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In some languages, repeated negations are read as emphasis. Nonetheless, I've yanked one of them that could lead to some confusion in other idioms.
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what advice do you give to a kid like this?
don't throw rocks in stone houses
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I think this guy did it the quickest in my country:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYcOPtlniCQ
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I think this guy did it the quickest in my country:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYcOPtlniCQ
So he's 22? Beat me by 5 years
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Meh - I know a guy who got to FSA within a few years and never made it past analyst because his work sucked. He later left the field.

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what happened to dismal?
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