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Actuary & Medical Recruiting
Actuary was asked...10 August 2017

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None, re-worded the job description when I started asking questions.

Applicant: I am not sure I understand. You want me to enroll in a class and pay you a fee up front? Recruiter: Are you sure this is for you? Have you had this, that, and the other class? Applicant: Doesn't your fee come from the hiring company? I meet the descriptions of the job. Recruiter: I don't think this is for you. I need to shove more mashed potatoes in my mouth. Less

AIG

Explain the Bornhuetter-Ferguson method.

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Be able to articulate that this is a weighting between development of historical losses (chain-ladder) and an expected loss ratio. Less

In BF method we consider basic chain ladder merthod i e past patterns as wellas loss ratio i.e clain per unit of premium related to current data. So it provide a good combination . Less

Hymans Robertson
Actuary was asked...18 December 2019

What is your favourite team you are part of and why

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Hey there, any possibility I could get an idea of the questions they asked you? Thank you. Less

MassMutual

Focus on technical skills based on the job qualifications

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If you have it on your resume as a technical skill (AXIS, APL, TAS, etc) be able to share how you have used it. Less

KPMG

Why KPMG?

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did they give you feedback

Capita

why did you chose to work in this industry and for this company?

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I said that I had an interest in finance and that the company had exactly what I was looking for. Less

John Hancock

They were interested in technicals skills and products I worked on. The LTC area seemed to be an area where there was opportunity for someone with detailed expertise in pricing valuation and review of experience data.

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Provided examples of more difficult situations that I had dealt with in areas of non forfeiture testing , product design in areas where there was more risk and volatility. They were very nice and professional. The lady from HR asked me what my ideal job and work environment was. I felt they were working in a good manner to ensure they got a good match. Less

John Hancock

Technical question I do not know

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Have no aswer

WTW

Very personal and chatty. The interviewer did not ask any behavioral questions. I think they want to see whether you can suit them by looking at how you talk with them.

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Tell me something you did on campus?

AIG

What would you do in a situation where your manager is out of the office and there is an urgent request to do something that you don't have formal authority to do?

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This was tricky. I explained that I would try to be sure to discuss such potential situations with my manager before they came up in practice to have a good plan about how this sort of thing should be approached. In this particular case, I'd respond to the request and give my preliminary analysis but would emphasize to the requester that it was pending approval from higher up. I'd then reach out to someone else at my manager's level or higher to get their opinion on whether additional sign-off/review would be necessary. The interviewer who asked this question was kind of poker-faced but didn't seem too satisfied with that answer. Less

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