Does anyone have any advice for recruiting Actuaries. I am new to the business.
Are there any books, tapes etc. to help a new guy in the business. What are recommended search sites that I can use other than the SOA site. Any suggestions would be graetly appreciated.
Added by David Cavill on November 22, 2008 at 9:52pm —
I approached my father, a high ranking Pilot with over 30 years flight experience, to get involved with blogs to discuss interesting Aviation topics. I suggested several blogs and Twitter... and OMG, here is a man surrounded by complex systems in an aircraft but a simple sign up procedure became more difficult than landing on an aircraft carrier. I'm sure when I reach his age my children will be taunting me with new… Continue
It is a challenging thing planning a career in the Recruiting world, the starting point seems fairly straight forward...... Most people fall into it don't they? I don't know many (or any) who can answer the question "How did you get into Recruiting?" with a, "You know, it's just something I always wanted to do!" Most I think fall into it... some fall in love with it, some use it as a stepping stone, some "gun" sales guys, see the money making opportunity and want to jump on the… Continue
So much to be thankful for. That's the subject of this week's post. I thought a lot about what I wanted to write this week, with so much going on.
It appears at times that life gives you a forward thinking direction when you need it most. Why the challenges that we face sometimes, why the distinct path that makes you reach down deep to find yourself? Well, 'tis the season.
There is really a great deal to be thankful for, at times one must wonder what brings maximum… Continue
Even as the economy crumbles and more companies lay off their workers, it is more critical than ever to sharpen the interview process in your company. Candidates today are more cautious, and less likely to leave the companies they are with. The ones actively looking are talking with a number of companies and have screening experiences to compare.
I recently went in for an interview with a staffing organization about a month ago. They came across my information and asked me if I was… Continue
We all know this is a difficult job market. We have friends and neighbors who are looking for work. People like to share horror stories and layoffs make the headlines every day. Is it any wonder that people who are employed want to hunker down and stay where they are - riding out the storm? The familiar company seems safer than the unknown. But when you do learn of a new opportunity or receive a new job offer do you find yourself humming this question posed by the Clash - “Should I Stay or… Continue
Added by Chris Englin on November 21, 2008 at 6:42pm —
This is a re-post of my original tagged by Maren post on Cool Works, which can be found here.
I just got back from the Kennedy Recruiting Conference on Wednesday where I met many fun and knowledgeable folks from the recruiting blogger sphere and peeps I follow on Twitter, Facebook, an others. Many thanks to my… Continue
Added by Kari Quaas on November 21, 2008 at 6:10pm —
I am the Corporate Development Talent Manager for SGIS, a Government Contracting firm, based in San Diego, CA. SGIS is a government contracting firm that specializes in providing solutions within the areas of Information Technology, Engineering, Intelligence Solutions, Global Telecommunications and Logistics. SGIS has an established track-record of providing outstanding service to government agencies within the Intelligence, Homeland Security, Defense and Space communities. SGIS Ranked #10 on… Continue
Added by Ashley Guy on November 21, 2008 at 4:48pm —
I for one hate lose ends... Drives me crazy. Great article!
Author: Toni Bowers TechRepublic.com
Having an employee who can complete a task and tie up loose ends is a godsend to bosses. Are you that type of person?
There are two types of people in this world: Those who close drawers after they get something out and those who don’t. My husband is the latter. That man cannot close a cabinet door to save his… Continue
I am working with a Business Analyst candidate in Charlotte, NC who is looking for consulting work. His area of expertise as a Business Analyst includes requirement gathering, project planning, creating Business Requirement Definitions, High and Low Level Definitions, leading and attending Joint Application and Design (JAD) sessions. He has solid experience in Banking, Securities, Investment and others. Please let me know if anyone has a position and is interested in speaking with him. I'll be… Continue
"Seeking 20 - Tier 2 Help Desk Analysts in Wash, DC Metro Area"
The helpdesk will end up being of a size that it will support over 500,000 users at locations all across the United States. The helpdesk has facilities in multiple locations, is required to provide both English and Spanish support, and will be a few hours shy of being a 24x7 operation.
= Tier II support for the helpdesk. Current location that will be done… Continue
Bob sent me this. I thought you might find this humorous, or at least interesting. On this day, one to make you smile a little. He was lucky to get off with just scatches and a few bumps. Deer are mean.
Actual letter from someone who farms, writes well and tried this!
I had this idea that I was going to rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it up on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it.
I just posted an interview with Scott Monty, the social media go-to-guy at Ford Motors. Scott recently accepted a position with Ford, and I was curious about how it transpired. There are no metrics and few job descriptions for social media positions, so I've been writing them up and trying to interview people who are hiring and getting hired.