Do women actuaries suffer from Imposter Syndrome? At some point, nearly everyone suffers from Imposter Syndrome. This is usually defined as a psychological issue where people feel they do not deserve the achievements they have made, and that, at some point, people are going to find out that they are not as qualified, experienced or…

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How to make your mark in a new job When you start a new job, you have several things on your mind. And at the top of the list is making a good impression and starting to get things done so that you make it through your probationary period successfully. And this is all about…

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Why it matters to have women in the actuarial profession There’s very little argument against the case that a more diverse workforce is a better workforce. There are whole lists of benefits that diversity brings, including greater innovation, promoting productivity, increasing the talent pool and encouraging collaboration. That ‘diversity’ includes women, particularly in the actuarial…

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9 tips for building and leading new teams Starting a new job? Taking charge of a new team, or need to build one from scratch? That can be a daunting prospect. You need to understand the strengths, skills and potential challenges that each team member brings, and know how to bring them all together to…

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Upskilling for promotion Feeling stuck? Looking for promotion but don’t seem to fulfil the criteria? Then it’s a good idea to take a look at where you need to add more skills to your CV. Upskilling is one of the best things you can do to move your career forward, and you can do this…

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How to be a better interviewer Finding the best people for your business isn’t just about the best CVs. It’s about making sure that the candidates you shortlist are a good fit for your business – that they have the attitude, skills and approach that will make them a valuable addition to your team. To…

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Should you have a career mentor? It can be tough, trying to figure out how best to approach your career planning. There are lots of sources of help, of course, but more people are finding that having a mentor opens up new ideas and opportunities – both within your existing workplace and beyond. There are…

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What’s a career plan and why should you have one? One of the key characteristics of the modern workplace is that people rarely work in one company for their whole working lives. That means we can’t expect a ‘traditional’ career path, where we join a business, move through the ranks and retire on a set…

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The importance of managing candidate expectations  We’re currently experiencing a candidate-driven market, where there are more jobs available than there are candidates to fill them. And when candidates have the upper hand, it’s up to employers to make sure their businesses are more attractive than the competition. So you need to think about the impression…

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