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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...

How To Ask For A Raise

Let’s face it: you believe you are worth more to your employer than they’re paying you. However, you’re not quite sure how to go about asking for a raise. Dressing in tattered, second-hand clothing and living in a refrigerator box near the company entrance did more damage to your reputation...

Are Salary Surveys Inflated?

The short answer is…we’re not sure. Salary surveys for many professions can be found on the internet with a quick keyword search. It appears that the goals of these surveys are to entice job seekers to utilize the company’s or website’s services. While we can’t accurately speak to the salaries...

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...

Planning for Employment Overseas

There are an increasing number of companies willing to consider hiring from outside their country and an ever-increasing number of Actuaries actively looking to move from one country to another. Below are some ‘rules’ that usually apply which can provide guidance to aspiring international career movers: A company will always...

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Developments & Trends in Life Reinsurance

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 […]

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 […]

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