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Romancing the Retainer

A retained search is equivalent to taking a personal relationship to the next level. Sure, you’ve played the field (contingent search) for a good amount of time; however, you’re now at a point where you want to get serious. You want to settle down. You have so much to offer...

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....

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...

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Pricing Actuary, P&C (Bermuda #48111)


Global reinsurer is seeking an ACAS or FCAS with at least 3 years in commercial lines pricing and 5+ years in reinsurance. The ideal candidate would have proven experience in creating, implementing and applying statistical and stochastic models, as well as a […]

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 […]

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 […]