How do you make sure your Excel skills meet their expectations?
With tons and tons of future actuaries applying to every entry-level job, it can be tough to stand out from the crowd.
That’s why taking an Excel course is NOT ENOUGH.
It’s what every other candidate will do, and you need to go above and beyond to get noticed by employers.
Fall is just around the corner, which means it’s actuarial hiring season!
Actuarial employers start looking to fill their entry-level positions EARLY. If you’re graduating next spring, looking to change careers, or on the hunt for a summer internship, you’ve got to start now!!
Want to become an actuary without breaking the bank? There are tons of ways to pay for your career, even before you get that first actuarial paycheck. Here’s how!
How can you figure out if the actuarial career is right for you?
One of the best ways to find out if you’ll like being an actuary is with an actuarial internship. In an internship, you’ll get some valuable hands-on experience and see for yourself what it’s like to work in the field.
Most future actuaries start their journey by passing an exam. That’s probably because when you first look into the actuarial career, it can seem like all you hear about are exams, exams, exams!
Do you really need to know a programming language to become a top candidate?
Here’s the thing. It’s totally possible to get hired without ever learning a programming language, but that will make your actuarial journey way harder than it has to be!
That’s because 64% of actuarial employers prefer a candidate that knows a programming language.
I always get tons of questions about which schools have the best actuarial science programs. Well, I’ve got some long overdue answers for you!
The thing is, you don’t need to get an actuarial science degree to become an actuary. In fact, it’s not necessarily your best option; you can learn why here.
If you were making mistakes that could hinder your growth in the actuarial career, you would want to know, right?
As it turns out, there are five common mistakes that keep aspiring actuaries from achieving their dreams. You’re probably doing at least one thing that can slow down your career by months, or even years!
Luckily, every one of these mistakes is fixable. You’ll learn which mistakes you’re making, how to avoid them in the future, and what to do instead to accelerate your actuarial journey.
The actuarial job market is competitive, and that can put pressure on aspiring actuaries. You might feel like you have to take any actuarial job you can get.
But, that’s not true!
What if I told you that you could improve your chances of getting a great starting salary and get multiple job offers and even bigger bonuses?
First off, congratulations on such a HUGE success! Passing an actuarial exam is far from easy, but you’ve done it!
Now that you’ve checked that off your list, you may be wondering what’s next. You may be surprised that I don’t recommend you immediately start studying for another exam.
That’s what many people end up doing.
However, there are other things that should be a higher priority right now.