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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 […]

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Interview Question: Tell Me About Yourself

Interview Question: Tell Me About Yourself

“So, tell me about yourself” Almost every interview I’ve ever been on has opened with this question. When I became a recruiter, I also used this question right off the top to set the tone for the interview.  Interviewers typically ask this question for three reasons: to learn about you, to determine your level of […]

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Craft Your Elevator Pitch in 5 Easy Steps!

Craft Your Elevator Pitch in 5 Easy Steps!

When beginning your job search, your first step should always be crafting your elevator pitch. What Exactly is an Elevator Pitch? An elevator pitch is a 30-second speech you always have at-the-ready to sell yourself to potential customers or future employers. The speech is always short and to the point – should you ever find […]

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Too Many Interviews, Not Enough Jobs

Too Many Interviews, Not Enough Jobs

When it comes to finding your next great Actuarial job, are you always the bridesmaid and never the bride?  If you’re always being called for interviews without being awarded the job, consider the following tips to improve your chances of being hired. Conduct a Post-Mortem on Your Last Interview(s) Think about your last interview – […]

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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 […]

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Don’t Take It Personally: 5 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get The Job

Don’t Take It Personally: 5 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get The Job

Sometimes, despite a perfect interview and well-tailored resume or work portfolio – you just don’t get the job. The reasons behind the decision can vary, but sometimes it has nothing to do with you! Here are some reasons why you didn’t get the job: They have someone else primed for the job. Due to internal […]

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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 […]

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Interview Question: Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?

Interview Question: Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?

Have you ever been asked this question? How did you answer? Why Interviewers Ask This Question. Just to be clear, few interviewers truly expect you to be able to predict where you’ll be in 5 years from today. Instead, they use this question to get a better understanding of your goals and how their position […]

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