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Choosing a recruitment agency: Part 1

When looking for a new position, it can be tricky to know where to begin and a couple of questions immediately spring to mind; whether to use a recruitment agency and if so, which one to pick? So, exactly what are the benefits of using a recruitment agency? Overall, a good recruitment consultant can often [...]

By | June 14th, 2016|Acumen Blog|0 Comments

Superhero of the business world: Conclusion

By Kischel Nair, Actuarial Analyst at FNB South Africa. Conclusion In summary anyone can be an actuary. While a great deal of intelligence is required, a lot of hard work is equally necessary. The actuarial profession involves tough challenges which require a vast skill set as well as a strong mind and self belief. The [...]

By | May 25th, 2016|Acumen Blog|0 Comments

Superhero of the business world: The Actuary Part 4

By Kischel Nair, Actuarial Analyst at FNB South Africa. What differentiates Actuarial Science from other competent professions? I believe it is the practical ability to recognise a problem in any complex system and apply logic to derive a solution to that problem. The cool thing about the actuary is that he/she can do this while [...]

By | May 18th, 2016|Acumen Blog|0 Comments

Superhero of the business world: The Actuary Part 3

By Kischel Nair, Actuarial Analyst at FNB South Africa. What are these life skills that are required? I will try and explore the most significant throughout the series of articles because I don’t believe an exhaustive list can be created. But for now, I will start with my opinion. I believe the main qualities of [...]

By | May 9th, 2016|Acumen Blog|0 Comments

Superhero of the business world: The Actuary: Part 1

By Kischel Nair, Actuarial Analyst at FNB South Africa. ‘An actuary who is only an actuary is not an actuary’-Frank Reddington I was recently at a student party one evening and I began to chat to a very pretty lady. You know the kind of pretty that inspires beautiful and passionate classical music. Whilst going [...]

By | April 27th, 2016|Acumen Blog|0 Comments