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You’ve decided to conduct a job search but can’t seem to get any traction with recruiters. They aren’t calling you and you can’t seem to find the ones that specialize in your area of expertise. Here are three tips for getting noticed by recruiters on LinkedIn.   1. Looking for Opportunities LinkedIn makes it easy… Read more »

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With everyone pressed for time sometimes the interview process gets short shrift. In this candidate driven, low unemployment marketplace, it pays to reassess your hiring process and make sure simple changes that could be made aren’t costing you top-notch candidates. Your Interview Process is Disorganized Cancellations, rescheduling, gaps in the in-person interview day all send… Read more »

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As we embark on what should be an eventful 2018, there’s quite a bit that actuaries should be mindful of. From rising political tensions to tax reform the future is somewhat unclear, but job security is one area where actuaries seem to be well situated. While enjoying some Christmas cheer with colleagues I was asked… Read more »

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Competing for Talent in a candidate driven market can be tricky to navigate. To be successful requires the understanding of a few key data points: the fundamentals of supply and demand, unemployment rates and labor statistics, the value your organization can offer, and efficiency. Having a clear understanding of these key points will certainly help… Read more »

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Rise in Data Scientists At Smith Hanley Associates our clients continue to prioritize filling Data Scientist openings. With the wealth of digital data in the marketplace we project that Data Scientist openings will continue to increase exponentially in 2018. What do employers want Data Scientists to do? Data Scientists are hired to uncover patterns in… Read more »

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ComScore’s June 2017 ranking of the top 50 multi-platform properties has LinkedIn as #16! Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft and Amazon are #1-5. This is pretty heady company for a professional networking site. It highlights the value of being on this site for more than just job hunting. Professional Networking There are reasons to reach out… Read more »

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The most dreaded question in a job interview, “What is your current salary?” is now off limits in 4 states, 3 large cities and 1 U.S. Territory. California, Delaware, Massachusetts, Oregon, Puerto Rico and New York City, Albany and Philadelphia have legislation that bars employers from asking about a job applicant’s pay history. The National… Read more »

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Actuarial Science continues to be a dynamic career choice. Smith Hanley Associates experienced 40% actuarial placement growth in 2017 due to the addition of some new and exciting clients in unique applications and unique industries, as well as growth in our core consulting and carrier business. Before we flip the calendar page to 2018 we… Read more »