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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...

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...

Ask An Actuary: Bermuda Q&A with Justin Levine, FCAS

By: Kristyn Sakelaris Senior Manager In order to provide some insight into getting a job in Bermuda and making the transition to island life, DW Simpson talked with Justin Levine, an actuary who more recently moved to Bermuda. When Justin started interviewing for an on-island position he was living in...

Good Morning, With Love!

In the last Quarterly DW Simpson newsletter, I extolled the career benefits of working in the cutting-edge and dynamic (re)insurance market of Bermuda. And while the crux of this Quarterly newsletter is focused on navigating a career move to Bermuda, my column will speak to one of the island’s treasures...

Vis-a-Vis: Bermuda Work Visas

By: Maureen Matous, Manager As the largest Actuarial & Analytics Recruitment Firm, DW Simpson fields several questions about the steps required for an Actuary to take to be employed in Bermuda. Below you will find the basics of what you’ll need to know in order to start working in the...

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...

Relocation = Adventure

One of the nicer aspects of business travel is visiting locations one might otherwise not think of visiting. Bermuda is, for example, one destination that immediately comes to mind. I travel to Bermuda four or five times a year for client visits and various conferences. It’s really a wonderful place...

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Actuarial Analyst, P&C (Illinois #47519)


P&C insurer seeks a student actuary with 3 years Commercial and/or Agribusiness pricing experience and/or 3 years Personal Lines Auto or Homeowners pricing experience with 5+ actuarial exams completed. This is a great opportunity for someone who likes to grow with a company.  […]

Health Associate Actuary (Pennsylvania #51104)


Healthcare provider seeks an ASA or actuarial student with 5+ exams, as well as 5+ years of experience. The ideal candidate will be able to complete complex assignments, along with having great analytical & problem-solving skills. Must have some SQL and SAS […]

Health Actuary, Multiple Positions at All Levels (Pennsylvania #51101)


Our Northeastern client has multiple actuarial positions open from Actuarial Associate through Senior Actuarial Manager.  The ideal applicants will have great communication skills, an outgoing personality, and some programming / data management experience (SQL, SAS, etc).  Backgrounds in Medicare / Medicaid, Commercial […]

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 […]