Career advice for young actuaries

As an actuarial and pricing recruiter, Matt Armstrong engages with many influential people in the profession. To help younger professionals, Matt approached four leading actuaries and asked them to offer some advice to those looking to take their career to the next level.

Thinking outside the box (ticking)

As professionals, we are regularly required to ‘sign off’ on something. This may be in the context of our role in an organisation, or it may be in an individual capacity. In either situation, we can all appreciate the temptation to view the sign off as routine and fail to apply much thought to the process. As we start to navigate our way into the new year, this may be a good time to reflect on the risks associated with this mentality and commit to an elevated mindset in 2022.

Planning for the year ahead – An actuarial approach

Hello 2022! What’s in store for your year ahead? While we can’t individually control the pandemic, we can set our intentions about what we hope to achieve in 2022. Now, I love to plan, sometimes even more than I love to deliver! However, to get some diversity of tips, I asked seven actuaries, who I personally know to be excellent planners, for their top tips on planning for the year ahead. Find out what they recommended.