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Old 08-27-2016, 12:24 AM
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Hi,

I am going to be a sophomore this year and I am looking for some feedback on my resume. The areas where I believe the resume needs polish are:

1. The Skills section: I have learned basic SAS and R on my own but am unsure how to best communicate knowledge that I have never formally used or if an employer would even see self-taught knowledge as relevant.
2. The Skills section: I have used VBA for work projects but have always used it on excel projects and am unsure whether VBA should be a separate item or not.
3. Relevant courses I have taken are Probability/Statistics I and II, Calculus I-III, and Fundamentals of Actuarial Science. Since these courses cover standard material I am not sure if they merit taking up additional space or being placed in their own section
4. A lot of resume building tips say to include language experience because it shows a more rounded character but I am unsure if including language experience in actuarial resumes is useful.

Any other comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated

Thanks!
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Old 08-27-2016, 06:42 PM
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4. A lot of resume building tips say to include language experience because it shows a more rounded character but I am unsure if including language experience in actuarial resumes is useful.
More often than not, it just indicates you were born somewhere else. And makes the reader wonder whether your English skills are crap or not, and possibly whether you would require sponsorship. Not sure what it says about being rounded.

It's definitely useful if you think it might be important to the job.
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