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    Thinking of Becoming an Actuary, in last year of high school

    My friends works in Toronto and it's a tough business. And yes, you should study hard for the course for sure! I'm studying for something similar and that is the CFA Exam and I'm sure I'll fail in December. Having a weak background in finance and registering late. Most of my friends are...
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    Thinking of Becoming an Actuary, in last year of high school

    My friend is in the industry and he said its tough if you plan to work specifically in the insurance industry. Personally, I think studying actuarial sciences would be dumb. Go into computer science and take statistics as a minor. Start your exams immediately after taking a probability course...
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    Science or Finance?

    Hey! I'm coming from a similar path but I have a mathematics and accounting background (accounting I did years and years ago). I finished my M.Sc. in Number Theory (not finance related at all). I was going to take any job but decided to move back home and do more study. I want a finance...
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    Has anyone worked in a call centre before?

    For sure. I just need to keep working hard. I will write the CFA (Financial Analyst) exams too. And probably apply for CGA (Accounting Designation in Canada). We will see. I hope I get it.
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    Has anyone worked in a call centre before?

    Good way to put it. Pay the bills. Make a living. Then the economy will roll around and pick up. Employers will see I didn't sit around and do nothing!
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    Has anyone worked in a call centre before?

    I have a background in Finance and Accouting, and I have an M.Sc. in Mathematics. My two preferred options is to get a real finance/accounting job or teach mathematics at the college level. Neither of which are available right now. This is the reality of a bad economy. Canada's economy is...
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    Has anyone worked in a call centre before?

    Oh this is not something I want to do. I don't think anyone here understands. The reality is... you need to work. I can't get the jobs I want right now. Sure I would to sit around unemployed for a year like everyone is doing nowadays, but really I don't want to do that. I might as well...
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    Has anyone worked in a call centre before?

    Most of my friends graduating from graduate school in science aren't getting jobs. When you need to make a living, you need to do it and it doesn't matter what you like or don't like. Yeah, I rather teach college. I rather work at a finance or accounting firm but I can't wait a year to land...
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    Has anyone worked in a call centre before?

    Sounds like my Master's. One of the reasons I'm leaning on it is because you work weekends every now and then. This gives me the chance to do interviews on the weekdays that I will have off. Just the market is really bad now and can't afford to stay unemployed for months.
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    Has anyone worked in a call centre before?

    Is it bad? That places I'm considering is for big bank call centres. Working at these would allow me to get an insurance and mutual funds selling licence which can lead to possibly better jobs when the market gets better. I need a job soon that isn't retail. If I go into retail, I'll be...
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    Looking for jobs. Should I tell them I have a Master's?

    Hi everyeone, I'm applying to entry-level jobs in banking or just about anything. I have a M.Sc. in Math. I'm not getting any calls whatsoever for any kind of job (well not literally). Even if I'm qualified, I don't get a call. My cover and resume are very nice. I have community volunteer...
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    Another Dilemma

    I'm sure you can finish it in a year part-time. Hardly a reason to turn down a good job offer. I talked to the Dean and he didn't suggest it either but the reasons are horrible. Same as yours. Yes, things are tedious and can take longer. If you do corrections once a week, you should be done...
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    Another Dilemma

    Ok, I'm a graduate student right now. Finishing up my project. I finished a rough draft, and now prepping up to complete the first draft. Once first draft is done (I'm guessing 3 weeks at most), then I submit to my supervisor, then he reads it, then I make corrections, he reads it again, fix...
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    Finding a Job

    Thank you! Yeah, that's what I meant. When they offer the job, I will say that I need a day off or maybe two to complete my Master's. Because on the posting it says to be available for 12 weeks training. Here is the scenario that I'm fearing... They offer me the job. I tell them my...
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    Finding a Job

    Alright guys, I'm looking for a job. One problem is that my Master's is just about done. A job that I have a REALLY good chance at says I must be fully available for 3 months. But the thing is, I will need a day off to do my Master's presentation. Otherwise, I'm ok. What should I do...
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