Career Advice

Career Advice

Developments & Trends in Life Reinsurance

By: Julie Garwood, Manager and KC Cho, Partner, DW Simpson As seen in the property and casualty reinsurance industry, low interest rates and alternative capital are making an impact in the life reinsurance market. The soft reinsurance market has been and continues to put pressure on reinsurers, requiring them to...

Hiring Companies: Securing Strong Candidates

By: Derek Mulder, Senior Manager It makes sense to reason that Actuaries and Analytics professionals with very strong experience are highly sought after – we are finding that this is especially true in today’s market, and across all disciplines. Many candidates find themselves with job offers from multiple companies, in...

Navigating a Counteroffer Situation

While our first article focused on the hiring company, there are things to keep in mind as a candidate, particularly when it comes to navigating the counteroffer situation. You’ve gone through the interview process, receive an offer and are excited to join a new company. Now you need to give...

Consider This

The demand for actuaries and related analytics professionals continues to skyrocket. As a result, companies that hire this talent (insurers, reinsurers, consultancies, brokerages, et al) must put their best feet forward in attracting candidates. While a strong compensation package helps, of course, it doesn’t always come down to which company...

FAQ: Working Abroad

For professional development and/or personal purposes, some Actuaries may investigate career opportunities abroad. We at DW Simpson frequently field inquiries about making such a move, and have provided several examples showcasing our responses below.   I am looking to work in the U.S, but require visa sponsorship. What does the...

(Military) Time On Your Side

International travel can be one of the more fun aspects in one’s career. However, to do it successfully, one must be willing and ready to adapt to the varied cultures and customs throughout the world. For example, getting used to reading and understanding “military time.” You know every hour after...

Communication Skills Words Can’t Describe

From meetings and industry conference preparation/execution to your presence among the varied social media, how you comport yourself makes a significant impact on how you are perceived by your peers, superiors and others in the profession. How, then, can we use each of these interactions to maximize our career potential?...

Trends in Actuarial Hiring

By: Margit Vogele, Manager & Sean Loboda, Manager The demand for Actuaries and analytics professionals has increased greatly in the aftermath of the recent financial crisis. While the market has proven to be competitive across all lines of business, we have seen the strongest increase in activity within the Health...

Why Choose a Retained Search?

Most of the positions that are filled by recruiters are posted on a contingent basis. In many situations, employers see value in working with multiple firms and paying a recruitment fee only when they hire a candidate presented by one of the firms. Based on intuition, it would be easy...

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Forbes Magazine Selects DW Simpson as one of 2018’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms

Forbes Magazine Selects DW Simpson as one of 2018’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms


PRESS RELEASE – Chicago, IL – April 16, 2018 – DW Simpson Global Actuarial & Analytics Recruitment has been selected by Forbes Magazine as one of the Best Executive Recruiting Firms of 2018.  Forbes, in conjunction with Statista, surveyed over 34,000 HR […]

Interview Etiquette

Interview Etiquette


How to communicate your value during a job interview Interviewing can be a challenging communication endeavor for even the most seasoned candidates, and it can be helpful to review some basic etiquette in order to make the most of the process. Employers use [...]

DW Simpson Hires Patty Kennelly as Director of Recruitment & Business Development


PRESS RELEASE — DW Simpson Global Actuarial & Analytics Recruitment – (Chicago, IL – 2/13/2018) It’s with great enthusiasm that we announce our newest hire, Patty Kennelly as Director, Recruitment & Business Development – Risk Management, Analytics & Data Science.  Patty joined […]