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Old 03-06-2012, 02:10 PM
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Original "Please list any interview questions (phone & in-person) you encountered from the standard to the super unique during your job search."


To clarify, I'm seeking questions that would be unique during an interview for an actuarial position.

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Standard- Any question concerning the exam process.

Unique- Specific type of question you might encounter in an exam or a question about a current event in the field.

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If you go to your local library, they have books on this.
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Or, try this thing called the internet. It has information in electronic form!
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Those are the things that are like the internet made from a tree
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Please list any interview questions (phone & in-person) you encountered from the standard to the super unique during your job search.
Do you have children? What age and gender are they?
How old are you?
Is that your natural hair color?
Have you ever broken any bones?
Who are you voting for in the upcoming election?
How much is your rent? How expensive was your house?
What brand of jeans are your favorite?
Are you a vegetarian/vegan?

Things like that, usually.
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From Dilbert:
Interviewer: "Can you handle criticism?"
Dilbert: "Oh, easily! For example, your toupee looks like a mule-stomped gopher".

Interviewer: "What do you consider your biggest fault?"
Dilbert: "Sometimes I work too hard"
Interviewer: "Why is that a fault?"
Dilbert: "Um.. well.. I work so hard that I forget to eat or bathe for weeks at a time. Eventually, I starve to death at my desk. I become a bloated, stinking corpse. Insects breed in my body. I spread disease to the entire company".
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Do you have children? What age and gender are they?
How old are you?
Is that your natural hair color?
Have you ever broken any bones?
Who are you voting for in the upcoming election?
How much is your rent? How expensive was your house?
What brand of jeans are your favorite?
Are you a vegetarian/vegan?

Things like that, usually.
You forgot:
how old are you?
what's your sexual preference?
do I make you horny baby? (with optional follow-up: Do I?)
why do you think my wife left me?
what is that thing Meatloaf wouldn't do for love?
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I'm so sad Mitch Hedberg passed away.

Interviewer: "Where do you see yourself in five years?"
Mitch: "Celebrating the fifth anniversary of you asking me this question!"
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Or, try this thing called the internet. It has information in electronic form!
Oddly enough, I think that's what the OP is trying to use (online forum).

Also, in wanting to be more accurate and specific to their current situation, they are probably wanting to use primary sources (people who have had interviews for an actuarial position) as opposed to a website on interviewing in general.
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Oddly enough, I think that's what the OP is trying to use (online forum).

Also, in wanting to be more accurate and specific to their current situation, they are probably wanting to use primary sources (people who have had interviews for an actuarial position) as opposed to a website on interviewing in general.


Basic Questions:
Tell us about a time you had to make a tough decision...
Tell us about a time you had to work through adversity...
What do you know about this company?
Tell us a little about yourself...
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