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Old 11-29-2017, 01:23 PM
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learned twice as much over that first year than I did over 4 years of college
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I should point out that it's exceptionally hard to be fired as an EL. There are nearly no expectations. Unless someone really doesn't like you. Someone had to justify hiring you.
This is true. Companies know that EL's wont be truly useful for at least half a year.
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First year as a credentialed actuary, or first year in the profession?
I would read this thread.

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ive already read this thread: http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actu...d.php?t=318627
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The title says it all. How was your first year being an actuary? Was there anything you wish you did during the first year to help you learn better?
My first year on the job, I lived every day as though it were my last: a lot of whimpering and crying.

I also stole a lot of jokes from better comedians than me that year. Make of that what you will.
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The title says it all. How was your first year being an actuary? Was there anything you wish you did during the first year to help you learn better?
I only have one year of professional experience using Excel. If I could change anything I would have made it zero from the get go.
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I started heavy duty modelling right out of the gate. Literally two weeks in.

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Spent the first 6 months doing the valuation/reporting gig, and then moved on to working with the ESG (this part I really enjoyed) for a year.
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Mostly mundane work, like refreshing reports or maintaining a database. I loved it at the time, and I appreciated the foundation of database and SQL skills that I learned. But I would never go back to that kind of work ever again.
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Took me a while to learn Outlook and Lync. Then I started learning Word around the 3 month mark. I can say I'm pretty good with Word now! Unfortunately I never got really comfortable with Excel, although I'm good at recording simple macros. Pretty cool stuff.
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And, learning that some data are just too dirty.
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