I've just passed Exam P and have started seriously applying for actuary jobs. I've heard you're generally not taken too seriously until you've passed at least 2 exams, but it can't hurt to try, right?
Anyway, I'm curious as to how all of you landed your first actuary job (for those that HAVE landed jobs). What qualifications did you have? Did you apply to an opening online? Did you contact a recruiting company? Did you cold call companies or do any networking?
I realize this will vary greatly from person to person and that the only right method of getting a job is doing ALL the methods, but I'm still curious to hear some personal experiences.