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    Hi I'm a noob and need help

    I decided late (like after I graduated college) to become an actuary, and so I wasn't able to get involved with any internships or the like.

    I just passed SOA Probability test and I'm working on my VEE's and the next upcoming tests.

    I'm wondering what kind of job opportunities can someone in my position actually have a chance of landing?

    Thanks,
    A noob

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    Depend on if you are willing to relocate. Some companies may hire people without even passing the first exam.

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    I'll relocate if need be. The problem is every single job seems like it wants some kind of work experience or internship, even if it doesn't require any tests. I was just looking via the SOA site and it was very discouraging

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    I know how that feels. I can't land a job after passing P, FM, MFE and very likely MLC in recent sitting. Not many companies need actuary in my town.

    Did you try those consulting firms like Aon, Marsh, Towers Watson?

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    Passed P and working on VEE's? Congrats, you're in the same pool as about 6,000 other people ... maybe more. You need to knock out FM at a minimum; knocking out the VEE's would be even better.
    "You better get to living, because dying's a pain in the ***." - Frank Sinatra

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    I'm taking FM Feb 2013, and I should also be done with my last VEE then as well.

    I can combine a college applied statistics course with an ACTEX online Time Series course, right? And likewise, AP Macroeconomics with ACTEX online Microeconomics?

    I guess I'll just sit out the job search until then, and maybe get a little head start on the rest of the preliminary exams too.

    Thanks for the help.

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