Get a Head Start With Ezra Penland
In today’s ever-changing job market, we as recruiters can help guide you – but few companies are enlisting the assistance of recruiters to assist with their entry-level hiring needs. We have some tips for entry-level students and are happy to assist you in your search.
We recommend that you have two exams before you start your entry-level search (one exam is fine for applying to internships). The ideal candidate for employers of entry-level candidates will have at least two exams, some internship experience, and strong computer skills including Excel and Access. VBA and SQL and/or SAS are highly desirable.
Ezra Penland runs a group on LinkedIn called The Entry-Level Actuary. We recommend that you join it. The group manager posts publicly listed entry-level actuarial roles, and you’ll find noteworthy industry information posted on the discussion forum (scholarships, industry meetings, etc.) as well as discussions started by individual members of the group. On the rare occasion our firm is enlisted by a client to source an entry-level position, we will contact the candidates we feel are best suited for the role and will also post it on The Entry Level Actuary so that interested candidates can contact us to be considered.
We understand this is a very important time in your career – we’re here to support you every step of the way.