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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.

Always Use Spell Chek

The dual theme of this quarter’s newsletter is how to get an actuarial job at the entry level and how those at the senior levels came to be in their current jobs as Chief Actuaries and Chief Risk Officers. And, despite the wizardry of current and cutting-edge technology, the key...

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....

A Pathway to “Chief” Success

By: Kieran Welsh-Phillips, Senior Recruiter The role of Chief Actuary or Chief Risk Officer (CRO) is a career goal for some, but how does one actually get there? It’s a tough question to answer, as both roles vary widely depending on a number of factors, including the type of company...

Happy At Your Job? This Call’s For You!

If you are not looking for a new job, then please continue reading this article… As an Actuary, it is likely that you receive calls from recruiters several times a year. More often than not, you probably do not feel it is necessary to respond to these calls… which makes...

Helpful Tips for Video Conferencing and Skype

With the use of video technology on the rise, more and more interviews are being conducted ‘live’ over a computer screen versus ‘live’ in person. This means that candidates often need to brush up on tips for successfully coming across in this type of interview. Most interviews are conducted over...

Salary Discussions And The Interview Process

The discussion of salaries can be a delicate one and it is important to position this dialogue at a timely point in the interview process. So, at what point in the interview process do you discuss salary? Beginning? During an interview? After an offer has been extended? Most companies will...

The Importance of a Positive Attitude During An Interview Process

During the interview process, there are things that you as a candidate can control, and there are things that you cannot. In order to put yourself in the best position during your search, you’ll need to handle those elements that you can control in the best possible way. Taking factors...

Don’t Be Too Clever

By: Bob Morand President and Managing Partner As a former advertising executive, I must say that clever almost always sold…be it Wendy’s “Where’s the beef!” TV spot starring 80-something-year-old character actress Clara Peller in the 1980s or, more recently, the “Discount Double Check” State Farm spots featuring the Green Bay...

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Consultant Actuary (Massachusetts #51057)


Actuarial Consulting firm looking to hire experienced consultant in the areas of employee benefits including retiree health, pension, life and disability coverages. ASA or FSA. Near ASA okay too. Valuation experience critical to succeed in the role.

Pension Actuary (Massachusetts #51211)


Actuarial Consulting firm seeks Retirement Actuary to provide subject matter expertise to consulting teams. Strategic aspects to the role. FSA/EA preferred with some flexibility for strong ASA. Retiree Medical experience required. (#51211)

Health Actuary (Massachusetts #51212)


Actuarial Consulting firm seeks Healthcare Actuary. Strategic role involving financial projections, reserving and valuation for clients in a variety of markets including employee benefit health, life and disability. FSA preferred with some flexibility for strong ASA. Strong communication skills and ability to […]

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 […]