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Actuary Interview Questions
1. Tell me about a time when you had to work hard to achieve your goals?
Actuary
March 13th, 2014

An actuary is a business professional who deals with the financial impact of risk and uncertainty. Actuaries provide expert assessments of financial security systems, with a focus on their complexity, their mathematics, and their mechanisms. Actuaries mathematically evaluate the likelihood of events and quantify the contingent outcomes in order to minimize losses, both emotional and financial, associated with uncertain undesirable events.
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Actuary Interview Questions
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How do you deal with difficult people?
 
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It depends on the situation. The first question is do I really need to deal with him. If yes then how important is this interaction for me. If it is very important then I try to listen more and speak less. If he is my immediate boss then I would try to figure out what he wants done from me. I would work hard to deliver. If he is just an acquaintance, I wold prefer to go through the interaction without getting very deep into it.
 
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I deal with difficult people by looking at things in their point of view to try to get the task done. Also I will offer suggestions but in the end its about getting the job done.
 
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What makes you like numbers? When did you realize you enjoyed math?
 
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I think it just how I am. Some people like literature, some like biology some like music. I think numbers have a pattern thing to understand and I like figuring out patterns. I started enjoying maths from the time I was in high school. Also, I realized I like combinatorics and probability problems more.
 
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I got it from my mother, she is a maht teacher so I suppose I got my enthusiasm from her.
 
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Why do you want to be an Actuary?
 
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I was not sure. While doing my M.S. In Statistics I took courses on Theory of interest and Modelling Life Contingencies. Probability is my favorite any ways. I loved all the curses and did well in them. My professor inspired me a lot and insisted that I choose this as my career path. All these things taken together helped me focus in this career.
 
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I feel being an actuary is the closest I can get to being a wizard in the professional world.
 
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What classes did you like most in college?
 
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How did you hear about actuarial science?
 
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My brother told me.
 
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I heard from my brother.
 
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Describe in detail your recent actuarial/excel projects?
 
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I trade some of the stocks.
 
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Mortality investigation.
 
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Describe a situation in life that portrays your communication skills?
 
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What are your goals in life?
 
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What was your least favorite college course?
 
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Mathematics.
 
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How many gas stations are their in Florida?
 
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What is your favorite part about statistics?
 
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What was your biggest mistake in your past job?
 
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Iíve made mistakes; though I canít remember of any mistake at this moment that made any significant impact on meĒ.
 
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Did you have any jobs while in school?
 
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Yes as an attender.
 
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How much do you want to make?
 
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Tell me about a time when you had to work hard to achieve your goals?
 
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Where did you grow up? Why did you leave there?
 
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I grew up in sungai buloh because it was my family house.
 
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Tell me about your computer skills.
 
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Your computer skills.
 
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Tell me about a time when you had to work in a group?
 
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Do you follow up on current events? What is your favorite news source?
 
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What was your greatest accomplishment in your past job?
 
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Have you take any exams?
 
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What area of the actuarial field are you looking at?
 
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Tell me about a situation in which you persuaded a large group of people to change their course of action?
 
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What is your ideal company to work for like?
 
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