Today’s actuarial job market is becoming more competitive. The actuarial industry is relatively small and is filled with elite individuals. Therefore, be prepared to go against some of the best actuarial candidates within the industry when you are out there looking for your first actuarial job offer. It is highly important that you don’t annoy your potential employers. If you are wondering what I mean by that then read on to get it more clarified.

Here are some things that can annoy the potential employers of the companies:

1) Applying for the wrong job, as in applying for some post that you are not suited for can annoy employers. Always remember to apply for posts that suit your qualification and experience.

2) A generic cover letter that is clueless about the position that you have applied for can annoy an employer and your application may go to trash. So, be careful while drafting the cover letters and includes the position that you have applied for and a brief summary of your background.

3) A meaningless and common objective line in your resume can put off the potential employers. Be creative and write something fresh that is noticed. Make your resume effective so that people take notice of it and not just discard it off as just anther application. Most suitably, your resume should include a list of past experiences and not too much of accomplishments put together.

4) Don’t lie or just brag about anything during an interview. This way, you stand a high chance to irritate and annoy your potential employer.  Avoid being too arrogant or aggressive during an interview. Don’t act in an ‘I know it all’ attitude. Being confident is good but see that you don’t get too over confident while talking to your prospective employer.

4) The inability to communicate effectively and clearly turns potential employers off. It is an important aspect that is checked in an individual during a job interview. Always stick to the relevant points during an interview. Never tell your potential employers stories about yourself because the interview is not about you.

5) Being un-prepared for an interview. If you have decided to attend an interview then remember to always prepare for it, plan it out, and practice to get your best. Never step into the interview room without taking the time to research more about the company and your potential employer.

Once you have sent your resume, wait for at least some days before sending a reminder call. If you keep sending regular ‘notify me’ calls then this can be very irritating for the employers. May be they need some time to decide so be patient.

Employers tend to get annoyed if you are unreachable through the phone number that you provide in your resume. Moreover, if you get a message on your voicemail or answering machine, remember to respond quickly.

The crux and the message of all the above is that you must avoid annoying those who hold your future in their hands. Always be cool, and professional, success will be yours!

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