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Body Language Tips for Your Next Job Interview

Are your arms folded across your chest? Do you prefer taking up space at the table? Are you making yourself smaller in your chair? Do you have your legs crossed? The way you sit, gesture, and physically interact with your surroundings during a meeting or interview portrays a powerful image to those you are with.

Q&A: Entry Level Actuarial Market

Perspectives from a senior-level Actuary and an in-house actuarial recruiter. By Adam Noreen & Alyssa Duffy Today’s entry level actuarial market is quite healthy and competitive. With the growing popularity of the profession, it is becoming more challenging to land that first actuarial job. We sat down with Misty Munzinger...

Oh, the Humanity! Actuarial Employment Outlook for the Next Decade

By KC Cho, Partner Tolstoy said: “The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.” But if he was to be a college counselor today, he probably wouldn’t suggest a Humanities major. Math and sciences are where the money’s at today. Starting salaries for Engineering (Petroleum, Nuclear, Chemical and Electrical) majors, for...

International Actuarial Trends and Perspectives

By: Jennifer Retford, Manager & Elsa VanHove, Recruiter With the 2014 International Congress of Actuaries (ICA) upon us, the time is ripe to highlight some trends we are seeing in the international insurance market. Regardless of where they are domiciled, companies are facing similar question marks when considering current and...

The Evolution of Risk Management

By: Marianne Westphal, Senior Director, & Angie Wachholz, Manager Managing risk has become paramount in understanding the global marketplace. This has led companies to reevaluate their risk management strategies and operations. Actuaries, of course, have always been involved in risk management. More recently, risk management has become the focus at...

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...

Laying the Foundation for Your Actuarial Career

By: Caitlin Cunningham, Sr. Recruiter & Amanda Kapellen, Recruiter Today’s US entry-level actuarial market is strong, but it is also very competitive. Therefore, building a well-rounded resume is more important than ever. Some of the key components hiring managers focus on include exams, education background, computer skills and internship experience....

Global Growth: CERA

By: Jason Blundy, Sr. Recruiter & Dave Benton, Partner As companies within the insurance, financial and other related industries have worked to expand their businesses in search of growth opportunities, the need for enterprise-wide risk strategies has become increasingly clear. Moreover, the impact of the “Great Financial Crisis” and resultant...

Recent Jobs & News

Senior Actuarial Analyst (California #49332)


Property & Casualty insurer seeks a student actuary with 3+ years of experience working on filings & with regulators, especially the CA and WA DOIs. Knowledge of VBA and SQL is beneficial, along with 3+ actuarial exams passed. Exposure to predictive modeling […]

Reserving Actuary, ACAS or FCAS (Illinois #50413)


Our General Insurance carrier client has an immediate need for a P&C Reserving Actuary with 9+ years of experience. In addition to reserving experience, this Actuary should have strong interpersonal skills; they will collaborate internally and externally, and need the confidence to […]

Actuary / Financial Analyst (#50300)


Our Northeastern client seeks an ACAS or FCAS with 3+ years of experience at a property & casualty insurer or rating agency. Main activities include: analyze & report financial strength, and assign ratings to personal lines. This professional must be willing to […]

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 […]

2017 Casualty Actuarial Society Annual Meeting


DW Simpson Attendees Patty Simpson Chairman, CEO, & Founder Paquita Laurient Senior Recruiter Browse all of our recruiters.Recruiter Bios Join DW Simpson Join us for the DW Simpson Cocktail Reception at the 2017 CAS Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA. Where: Mix Lounge [...]