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Old 07-22-2012, 03:28 PM
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Default How do I approach emailing Actuarial Heads?

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I have been looking for an entry level position for about two months now but have only had one phone interview. HR sent my information to Actuarial department but they did not want to move forward. I now want to start sending my resumes to actuarial departments directly -using the SOA directory tool as a guide- following the advice on this forum. My dilemma though is I am not sure who to send it to. My plan is to send it to at least three people with senior level positions. That way they may be forced to discuss my interest in their company with each other as opposed to a singular person who might just discard it. Any thoughts will be welcomed. Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:41 PM
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That way they may be forced to discuss my interest in their company with each other as opposed to a singular person who might just discard it. Any thoughts will be welcomed.
Well, this logic is wrong, for one thing. They're not going to compare lists of people who send resumes. And sending a resume is much more of an indication of wanting a job than interest in their company.

That said, sending to a few people doesn't hurt.

After thinking about your wording here, I feel obliged to say (since it may affect your resume or how you interview) that you don't get hired for being the person that wants the job the most. You get it because the company feels you're the best qualified person out of those they've considered. "Best" and "qualified" refer to the company's wants, needs, and preferences.
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:52 PM
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Are you from Canada by any chance?
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:28 AM
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If there are 200 actuaries at a particular company, this will be a problem. But if there are say, <10, which is most often the case, just click on each person and look at job titles. Involves a little work, but so what.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:45 AM
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Passed all Prelims + 2VEEs
That should give you lots of interviews.

Maybe the problem is your resume?
Any work experience?
Why are you looking for entry-level job?
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:39 AM
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Passed all Prelims + 2VEEs
That should give you lots of interviews.

Maybe the problem is your resume?
Any work experience?
Why are you looking for entry-level job?
was thinking the same thing: something is getting him screened out by HR.


1-find a job opening you want to fill
2-use SOA directory to find some one who makes decisions at that location (some one with a FSA)
-----make sure your resume is worth sending-----
3-e-mail them your resume and tell them why you want to work their- (no stupid buzzword BS, say something real)



HR is there to setup interviews and screen out poor candidates. anyone who has phone interviewed with HR knows its like talking to the wall.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:23 PM
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Thanks for all your responses. I appreciate the input.
Here are some answers :
No I am not from Canada. I live in the Us.
I do not have any actuarial experience(but do have other quantitative experience) - thats why I am looking for entry level.
Until a few weeks ago I could not apply to most of the jobs because of my immigration status. Now I am looking for somebody to give a chance so that I can go to work every single day working as hard as anybody to contribute my talents and energy toward the success of that company.
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