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actuary

You are a math, stat or econ major in your STEM undergraduate program. You love numbers and the mysteries they solve and you are able to communicate the results clearly and concisely to a non-technical audience. A number of your professors are encouraging you to become an actuary versus other analytical career options like data… Read more »

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hiring Millennials

Millennials (ages 23 to 38 in 2019) have surpassed Gen Xers in the workplace, yet, according to the Deloitte Millennial Survey, 66% of Millennials go into a new job expecting to leave in three years. What is the secret to hiring Millennials and making them stick? Hiring Millennials: The Interview Process Millennials consider it rude… Read more »

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actuarial statistics

Sometimes the day-to-day nitty-gritty of your job can feel narrow and uninspiring. Step back and consider these positive actuarial statistics about your chosen profession, and realize you made the right choice! The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)  predicts a 22% increase in the number of jobs in actuarial science between 2016 and 2026…. Read more »

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online communities

81% of large and small companies have online support communities. 60% of companies own a branded online community with 15% more saying they want to add one in the next 12 months. Is your company participating and benefiting from this trend? If not, here are some choices to consider and some ways to take advantage… Read more »

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computer science

Only 35% of high schools in the U.S. teach computer science. Just six states have plans for K-12 computer science learning: Arkansas, Hawaii, New Hampshire, North Caroline, Rhode Island and Wyoming. Fifteen states require all of their high schools to offer computer science with varying degrees of success. Yet nine in ten parents want their… Read more »

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salary expectations

Yes, a number of states don’t allow employers to ask your current salary, but they can still ask what your salary expectations are as part of the interview process. Here’s how to prepare an informed answer that will sound reasonable and hopefully get you what you want. Salary History If you are in a state… Read more »

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strategy for interviewing data scientists

In our current, dramatically low unemployment environment, positions with high demand for candidates, like data science, require an effective strategy for pursuing and for interviewing. Improve your process and your success in hiring by following this strategy for interviewing data scientists. Carefully Select Your Interview Panel Leverage the knowledge of your existing team as part… Read more »