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Thread: Pleaseeeeeee critique my resume and cover letter

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    Pleaseeeeeee critique my resume and cover letter

    Hi,
    I'm a teacher in Texas and was always passionate about becoming an actuary since college graduation. Please critique my resume and cover letter. Thank you.
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    A few minor, mostly technical, points:

    You spell out months in their entirety sometimes and abbreviate sometimes. I would abbreviate all months and keep the dates flush right.

    Instead of "Actuarial Exams Passed" as a subheading, I would write "Actuarial Exams" and write underneath that I have passed P/1 and FM/2 and that I am sitting for MFE/3F. Include the appropriate dates, of course.

    If you have any VEE credits, include them.

    I've heard that a lot of actuaries use Microsoft Access, so you might want to acquire a very basic knowledge of that if you have the time and add it under your "Computer Skills" subheading.

    You capitalized "Activities," so it would make sense to capitalize "Skills."

    Good luck!

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    If you use bullet points in your letter rather than paragraphs, I would suggest using phrases rather than complete sentences, the way you did in the resume. Otherwise all of the "I" sentences get kind of monotonous. Good luck!

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