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    some comments on this offer

    I've got an offer from Mercer in New york, for their health and benift branch .
    Another from AIG in California, for their variable annuity product line .

    How dose anybody thing about it? I am concerning most about the culture and potential grow and self development instead of salary level. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hw0799
    How dose anybody thing about it? I am concerning most about the culture and potential grow and self development instead of salary level. Thanks.
    LA and NYC are filled with culture and potential. Sounds good.
    Whether you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hw0799
    I've got an offer from Mercer in New york, for their health and benift branch .
    Another from AIG in California, for their variable annuity product line .

    How dose anybody thing about it? I am concerning most about the culture and potential grow and self development instead of salary level. Thanks.
    I can't say that I know a lot about either company or either position, but I'd imagine that variable annuities are somewhat popular today, what with the baby boomers approaching that retirement age and what not.

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    good point

    it is right. I've got several offers, but these two offers are the one that I will make by final choice in .

    Variable annuity is popular because of baby boomer. But baby boomer will only last for around 20 years. (they are from 1946~1964).

    When I consider job, I am also concerning about the job market after 20 ~ 30 years.I don't want to lose my job

    Any suggestion about the trend? Thanks!!!

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    You may want to find out if either company has some sort of actuarial job rotation. My company offers this for FSA's and even for actuarial students. The obvious advantage is that you'll gain experience in different areas, therefore you will have more flexibility to move to a different area if needed.

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    about rotation program

    the negative part for the offer I got from insurance company is that: they don't offer any kind of rotation program. I am in product development department. I will get chance on research and pricing. that's all.

    Will the situation the same as in consulting company?

    I want to steer my way to risk management field. considering the offer: one from consulting in health and benefit.
    one in insurance industry, in product development for variable annuty.

    any comments or suggestions ? Thanks.

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    I think I read somewhere that you had PD credit. Do you already have experience in one or the other?
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    probably not

    what is PD? I probably don't have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hw0799
    I've passed 4 exams and meet all PE requirement. I am considering either take 2 course 8 exams this year, one in May, one in Nov. before the new rule for FSA. then select FAP. Dose it a valide chose? Any comments? Thanks.
    What's PE? I was pretty sure it wasn't physical education so I thought maybe it was another typo of PD.
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    what is PE

    PE: preliminary education. Sorry If I use the wrong term. I think it refer to first 4 courses and VEE credit.

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