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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

Commercial Lines Student Actuary (Texas #50656)


Our TX client seeks an ACAS or student actuary who has completed 4-7 exams, along with at least 4+ years of P&C experience, preferably in medical malpractice. General knowledge of Commercial Lines & large account concepts are required, together with strong knowledge […]

Pricing Actuary (Illinois #49729)


Life and annuity provider is seeking an FSA with leadership experience to handle pricing for new and existing products. This will include product development, modeling, experience studies, and other actuarial tasks. The ideal candidate has experience pricing Universal, Whole, and Term life […]

Catastrophe Modeling Actuary (Florida #50654)


Our FL client seeks an individual with a minimum of 5+ years of catastrophe modeling experience working with major catastrophe models, using RMS and/or AIR. Practical working knowledge of data analysis, clean-up, validation and proven problem-solving are required, along with experience with […]

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 […]