[Interview] Answers to your top questions about getting an entry level job (Deb Model)

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We’re changing things up today as we’re joined by Deb Model, a former actuarial recruiter.

Deb answers some of the most asked questions regarding getting an entry-level actuarial position and shares some valuable tips and strategies for Journeyers to keep in mind.

[Interview] Answers to your top questions about getting an entry level job (Deb Model)
Destination of Today’s Journey

After this episode, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand key items actuarial employers look for in their entry-level employees
  • Approach salary negotiation with confidence and knowledge (if you choose to negotiate)
  • How you can set yourself apart from others
Compass: Guiding Quote for Success

“Knowledge is Power” – Unknown

Milestones: Highlights of the session
  • In addition to consulting vs. insurance, important factors to consider in terms of job placement/market include:
    • Geographic location
    • Number of Exams Passed
    • Size of Organization
    • Organization Recruiting Schedules
    • Internships / Related Experience
  • Ways you can differentiate yourself
    • Including an objective
    • Show knowledge of exam process (e.g. including exams passed / sitting)
  • So what if you’re not applying straight out of undergrad
    • Obtaining a master’s degree
    • Networking
    • Exploring options through company websites (especially during timing)
  • If you choose to negotiate terms when given an offer, make sure you come in prepared. Deb shares how you can do that effectively.
Toolkit: Useful Resources
Want more help with your journey?
  1. Create a study plan you’ll actually stick to!: This free video series will show you the step-by-step process to create you own Personalized Study Roadmap and design your Study Lifestyle
  2. Actuarial Job Course: a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
  3. Actuarial Journey Podcast: Get more insights and lessons learned 4 days a week sent directly to your phone!
  4. Actuarial Community: Feeling alone on your journey? Become a part of the Actuarial Journey Community!
  5. Time-Saving Exam Smartcuts Guide: Free downloadable guide sharing exam strategies that are not only focused on shaving off study hours, but saving you months and years of studying all together
The Journey Continues – What was your biggest takeaway from this episode

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