I know the subject of putting exam scores on resumes has been discussed numerous times, so my apologies. However, I spoke with a friend of my brother-in-law who is an actuary about what I can do to set myself apart from other applicants. I mentioned I got a 10 on Exam P last spring and he said I should include it in my resume as his company looks for applicants with high exam scores. I ended up getting an 8 on exam FM this August. Is this considered good and should I include it on my resume? Or would it be best to keep both scores off? Or is it just very rare that his company wants high exam scores?
(And on a side note, Iíve never understood the argument that if you score a 9 or a 10 employers may think you spent too much time studying and not enough on your work. Wouldn't speaking with your references be a better indication of the quality of your work than exam scores? Just sayin'...)
If you include score for one, you should include it for the other. With that being said, 8 is a fine score and I wouldn't really care if I saw your resume with or without exam scores. If an employer cares, they will ask during the interview.
As far as studying too much, that's more or less a joke among actuaries. Obviously there's no "perfect" amount as you cannot predict what it would take for you or anyone else to get a 6.