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How to write a better resume

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For all the resumes sent to employers each year, only a few rise to the top. And if you want to write a resume that gets noticed, says expert Arnie Fertig, the key is to provide the right context and frame of reference for each of your past accomplishments. In the full article from U.S. […]

Actuary named one of the best jobs in America

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With high median salaries and above-average job satisfaction, actuaries have some of the best jobs in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. Actuary was named the 6th best business job in America, rising above jobs like financial advisor, HR specialist and financial analyst. In the full article, view salary information for […]

Why actuaries want a more “sexy” brand

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Is the actuarial profession facing an existential crisis? Or is it merely in need of an image refresh? In the full article from Bloomberg, learn how data scientists have begun to encroach on the duties of actuaries, stealing the “cool factor” in the process. Discover why the SOA and CAS consider it essential that actuaries […]

Why activists have high praise for insurance companies

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As activists continue to battle climate change and push for conservation, they’ve discovered an effective new tactic: “Follow the money.” By convincing insurers and investment companies to step away from controversial businesses, they can address issues at their source. Now, eight of the 10 brands most praised by activists in 2019 are investment firms and […]

How to prepare for big shifts in actuarial work

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With companies noticing that the nature of work is changing—thanks to the gig economy, predictive analytics and slowing sales—they’re starting to take a hard look at the work of actuaries within their organizations. Meanwhile, actuaries themselves see new opportunities to expand into nontraditional industries. As this realignment begins, how can actuaries be leveraged as problem […]

How three actuaries invented their own careers

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While many actuaries take tried-and-true paths in the insurance industry, others are breaking the mold. Armed with their ability to understand both human nature and complex mathematics, these professionals are redefining what it means to be an actuary. In the full article from The Actuary, meet three actuaries who have taken unlikely routes into retail, […]

How four generations of actuaries can work together

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Each generation of actuaries brings its own set of expectations to the workplace. From Baby Boomers with decades of experience to the Gen Y graduates about to enter the industry, each has a unique style of communicating, interacting and managing work. How do the generations differ on their views about career paths and professional recognition? […]

How actuaries can help rethink pension plans

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Workers in the UK have long planned on pensions to see them through their retirement years. But recently, people have “lost confidence in pensions,” says local expert and actuary Hilary Salt. She says that to attract skilled workers, both governmental and private employers will need to reevaluate their pension offerings and encourage higher levels of […]

Why AI won’t remake the healthcare industry

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Artificial intelligence can already deliver customer service and predict consumer behavior—but what if it could also diagnose your healthcare issues? Healthcare providers and insurance companies are now grappling with the role of AI in the medical process. While AI offers speed and deep learning, says George Burton, we should remain skeptical of its ability to […]

How to gear up for an actuarial interview

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Preparing for an actuarial interview can be a nerve-wracking process. With complex job duties and an ever-growing list of specializations, it’s more difficult than ever to stay informed. To help, CareerGuru99 has compiled a list of common topics that may be covered in a job interview. From frequent questions about benefits to the differences between […]