Interview Questions

Job Interview Question: Tell Me About A Time You Failed

Job Interview Question: Tell Me About A Time You Failed

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure” — Bill Gates We’ve all have personal failures at work: be it cutting corners to accommodate deadlines, missing deadlines altogether, or allowing small details to get in the way of the bigger picture. Whatever the reason, its important to […]

Picking the Right Words to Use During an Interview Can Make All the Difference

Picking the Right Words to Use During an Interview Can Make All the Difference

How should I say something? What wording should I use. Here are some tips. The words you use to express yourself say more about you than you think. In fact, your vocabulary and the use of appropriate words say more about you than the message you are trying communicate. You are judged by the words […]

Interview Question; How did you handle a difficult situation?

Jobspeaker is back again with great advice on the right way to tell future employers how you handled a difficult situation. Get your pencils out, because this one requires a little planning.   When an employer asks you to describe a time “you handled a difficult situation,” they’re really looking for a time when you […]

Interview Question – Tell Me Why You’re Leaving Your Current Job

Interview Question – Tell Me Why You’re Leaving Your Current Job

For such a commonly asked interview question, answering why you’re leaving your current role can be one of the most difficult and uncomfortable questions to address.

Interview Preparation

They Did What? Terrible Interview Behavior to Avoid

They Did What? Terrible Interview Behavior to Avoid

  A recent CareerBuilder survey on common interview mistakes revealed some truly terrible workplace behavior, including answer texts messages during interviews, dressing inappropriately, and being caught in a lie. Unfortunately, the bad interview behavior doesn’t end there. The 2017 CareerBuilder survey also asked hiring managers to recount specific instances of terrible interview behavior and the […]

Why Hiring Managers Don’t Care About Your Degree

Why Hiring Managers Don’t Care About Your Degree

You’ve got a Masters Degree from a great university, and not much else! How can you make hiring managers see the value in your degree? A reader asks Alison Green on Ask A Manager, “I know it sounds whiny, but why does no one care about my degree? ”   Green wastes no time getting […]

Interview Tips: Advice From a Harvard Career Advisor

Interview Tips: Advice From a Harvard Career Advisor

How can you properly prepare for a job interview? Linda Spencer, the Assistant Director of the Office of Career Services at Harvard, gives some practical advice useful to job-hunters of any age.

Ace the Video Interview and Land that Actuarial Job

Ace the Video Interview and Land that Actuarial Job

It’s becoming more and more common for companies to conduct virtual interviews with candidates. Video interviews typically happen one of two ways – one-on-one interviews conducted in real time, where you answer questions via a live chat; or you record your answers to a series of questions. Whichever method you use, follow these tips to […]

Career Advice

Why You Should Love Your Job And Your Salary

Why You Should Love Your Job And Your Salary

What should you do if you’re lucky enough to love your job, but earn a measly salary? A cash-poor reader asks Forbes’ Liz Ryan; “My problem is simple. I love my job, my boss, and my co-workers. I just can’t live on my salary.” Ryan believes there are only two reasons why someone would continue […]

You’ve Just Been Laid Off – Now What?

You’ve Just Been Laid Off – Now What?

Being laid off is almost always a shock, even when rumors have been circulating the office for weeks. You find yourself instantly facing hundreds of questions: what now? How do I move forward? How do I make the most of my remaining time? Fortunately, there is life after layoffs. Follow these tips to help pick […]

What HR Can’t Tell You

What HR Can’t Tell You

While your HR department can be a valuable resource, certain topics are off-limits. Here are a few topics HR won’t address with you, according to the Glassdoor Blog.   If You’re Underpaid It’s not very surprising that revealing whether or not you’re underpaid is often not in your HR department’s best interest. Having said that, […]

How To Be Unavailable On The Weekends

How To Be Unavailable On The Weekends

What can you do when your new boss complains about his inability to reach you over the weekend? Be direct, maintain your boundaries, and let him know your personal time is valuable.

Resume Help

Writing Cover Letters

Writing Cover Letters

Every week, the Actuary.com Employment Blog brings you the top career articles with the best advice. This week, we’re looking at resources to help you write a cover letter! 

Cover Letter and Resume Tips

Cover Letter and Resume Tips

What makes a great cover letter and resume? Linda Spencer, assistant director of the Office of Career Services at Harvard University, offers advice on how you can showcase your value in a simple and quick way that will get your interviewer’s attention.

How To Update Your LinkedIn Profile

How To Update Your LinkedIn Profile

With 2016 coming to an end, now is the perfect time to review and update your LinkedIn profile to prepare for the coming year.

Improve Your LinkedIn Headline

Improve Your LinkedIn Headline

While we all know LinkedIn profile headlines are important — and that a boring headline can be just as deadly as a bad one — few of us actually know how to write a perfect headline that’ll make us stand-out among a sea of unremarkable candidates.

Job Search Help

It’s Time to Refresh Your Job Search

It’s Time to Refresh Your Job Search

Have you resolved to make this the best year yet? Start by breathing new life into your job search. Update Your Resume Right now is a great time to review your resume to ensure all information is current and appropriate. An updated resume will allow you to quickly jump on new job opportunities while the […]

How to Keep Your Spirits Up During Your Job Search

How to Keep Your Spirits Up During Your Job Search

If you’ve been in a job search for more than a few weeks you may be experiencing the feelings of defeat and despair, not to mention the urge to give up. It’s been a tough year, and then some, for those who have lost jobs for whatever reason. Interviewing with no second interviews or offers […]

Job Hunting Tips and Tricks

Job Hunting Tips and Tricks

This week focused on the job-hunting process, from continuing your job search after accepting a job, to deciphering job descriptions. 

How to Get an Interview – Currency of Trust

How to Get an Interview – Currency of Trust

Your interview skills will determine if you get the job offer. Networking is the process of contacting your friends and colleagues to inform them of your job search. While networking is a powerful technique, many professionals are not comfortable calling people they don’t know. The networking script and guidelines provided below will deliver the results […]

Entry Level and Internships

Loads of Insurance Actuarial Jobs in the United States

Loads of Insurance Actuarial Jobs in the United States

In the insurance industry, all financial calculations are done by actuaries. Actuarial jobs in insurance companies involve the calculation of insurance premiums to be paid by different customers and also define the logic behind such premium payments. If you have been into an actuarial job for some time, you know how

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Insurance Internship Opportunities

Insurance Internship Opportunities

There are a number of internship opportunities in insurance. Find intern jobs with an insurance company or agency in areas including marketing, claims and more. Internship Opportunities Available Now Internship opportunities for the summer are available now at