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Forum: Careers - Employment 12-06-2004, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,504
Posted By davespencer
Too general a question. What level of...

Too general a question. What level of exams/experience, and what type of work are you inquiring about?
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-15-2004, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,535
Posted By davespencer
recruiters fees

I've been in the business for over 20 years, and I've never heard of a competitor getting 50%. The norm used to be 30%, but way too many companies are going to 20 or 25%. I have plenty of companies...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-19-2004, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,397
Posted By davespencer
You should never be presented to a company...

You should never be presented to a company without knowing who the company is, or where your resume is being sent. If a recruiter insists on keeping you in the dark, they are only looking out for...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-09-2004, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,212
Posted By davespencer
Do not assume all recruiters are trustworthy. ...

Do not assume all recruiters are trustworthy. Some individuals are not, and some firms are not. Insist on giving your permission before your resume goes to any employer. Maintain control. I know...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-19-2003, 10:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,875
Posted By davespencer
Yes it's been done before. Financially you will...

Yes it's been done before. Financially you will take a big hit. I suggest you try an actuarial exam this fall. Start studying yesterday. Do you live near a school that offers actuarial courses? ...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-17-2003, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,007
Posted By davespencer
If you contact the companies on your own, and...

If you contact the companies on your own, and fail to find anthing, no recruiter will be able to help you. Simple reason being all the companies will already have your information on file, and...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-19-2002, 10:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,346
Posted By davespencer
I' ve addressed this topic before after seeing...

I' ve addressed this topic before after seeing similar postings/comments. A good recruiter adds alot to the process. They proofread resumes, sometimes make solid suggestions for improvement. They...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-11-2002, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,550
Posted By davespencer
Professional gambler, stand-up comedian,...

Professional gambler, stand-up comedian, phlebotomists, teachers/professors, stay at home moms, ministers, corner store owner, recruiters
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-10-2002, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,532
Posted By davespencer
In response to packet_storm, the Canadian...

In response to packet_storm, the Canadian graduates do not have a problem due to their exams, as long as they look in Canada.
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-09-2002, 08:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,532
Posted By davespencer
It is so much easier to explain the...

It is so much easier to explain the overqualification statement verbally, rather than writing about it. Here's part of the deal. Entry level, one exam, maybe gets $45K for example. Three exams,...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-09-2002, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,532
Posted By davespencer
An unfortunately high number of hiring...

An unfortunately high number of hiring authorities are prejudiced against PhDs, labeling them as too academic, without even talking to them. So yes, the Phd will be a partial hindrance, based on...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-04-2002, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,276
Posted By davespencer
I'm sure the hope is that it will be easier to...

I'm sure the hope is that it will be easier to get a job in the US, and sponsorship, once here. And the person can get here on a student visa. As to the actual question, I'm not familiar with the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-04-2002, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,624
Posted By davespencer
The recruiter should be able to answer your...

The recruiter should be able to answer your question. Of course, they should have known the answer before you interviewed. If the company hasn't answered your email, call the company. If they duck...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-04-2002, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,065
Posted By davespencer
I recommend the GAAPS people. Please be aware...

I recommend the GAAPS people. Please be aware that the pay scale is lower than in the US, and if you go to England, most of the jobs are in London, which is expensive.
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-18-2002, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,767
Posted By davespencer
I agree with 42, but GSU graduates are always...

I agree with 42, but GSU graduates are always highly sought after by companies in the south. But a word of caution to you about finishing the program with your ASA or FSA. Letters without...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-18-2002, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,817
Posted By davespencer
Rokee, a good recruiter does more than just know...

Rokee, a good recruiter does more than just know the right people to contact. (However, I see from your post that you aren't sure your resume got to the right people due to applying over the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-04-2002, 08:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,527
Posted By davespencer
First a question to D.W.Simpson, do you mean you...

First a question to D.W.Simpson, do you mean you rarely do splits, or that you rarely split outside of your company? I used to work for a recruiting firm, in fact managed/trained several people. If...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-30-2002, 09:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,527
Posted By davespencer
Recruiters do sometimes split the commission/fee....

Recruiters do sometimes split the commission/fee. One recruiter has the opening, another recruiter has a candidate that fits, they work together, and if the candidate gets hired, a split occurs. ...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-13-2002, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,497
Posted By davespencer
Responding to two posts. Tigger, a mature...

Responding to two posts. Tigger, a mature recruiter will not resent you for changing your mind. In fact I just went through this very situation. The circumstances causing the actuary to look...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-04-2002, 09:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,317
Posted By davespencer
WW, you must have had some bad experiences with...

WW, you must have had some bad experiences with recruiters. Although I know of several recruiters, and firms, that are not trustworthy, I know of many that are. You should no more make blanket...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-15-2002, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,761
Posted By davespencer
In answer to the first post, yes, it is extremely...

In answer to the first post, yes, it is extremely hard to find a health actuary (that will consider change). In answer to the last post, there are health openings all over the map.
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-15-2002, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,240
Posted By davespencer
I've seen several of the COL calculators. They...

I've seen several of the COL calculators. They are pretty similar. Many do not take taxes into account. Total taxes can be a shocker, and sometimes offset alot of the COL difference.
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-15-2002, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,070
Posted By davespencer
Consider looking at all the actuarial software...

Consider looking at all the actuarial software companies.
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-15-2002, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,497
Posted By davespencer
Keep in mind one other thing. If you choose to...

Keep in mind one other thing. If you choose to go behind a recruiters back, word will get out. Some recruiters do network. You may want to use a recruiter in the future. Play it straight.
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-15-2002, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,795
Posted By davespencer
This discussion points up one of the major...

This discussion points up one of the major advantages of using a recruiter. A good recruiter will know your compensation, know the prospective company's compensation range, take into account cost of...
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