Thank you Paul for your kind and frank counsel and assistance. While I ultimately secured my new role outside of Acumen’s referral, I think it is fair for me to say that Paul’s professional influence and guidance was definitely a major contributing element in me being able to secure the new role, a role that I had always wanted.

Clayton Chiong FIAA, CERA, Chief Actuary

Having an actuarial background, Paul understands the technical requirements of actuarial roles and desirable career paths. This speeds up the recruitment process as Paul is able to match up potential roles with the individual.

Dermot Mannion, Deputy Chief Actuary

Paul is very pleasant to deal with. More importantly, having an actuarial background, Paul understands the technical requirements of actuarial roles. This enables him to match-up actuarial roles and candidates very efficiently indeed. I will be using Paul again!

Diarmuid Costello, Director Actuarial Internal Audit (Europe)

Jennifer gives annual talks on interview skills and careers advice for students on UCD’s MSc Actuarial Science and Graduate Diploma Actuarial Science programmes. She is an engaging and informative speaker and the students always enjoy and benefit from her contribution in both the short and longer term. She has extensive and detailed knowledge of the actuarial sector in Dublin and beyond and is passionate about her work.

Adrian O Hagan, UCD Director of Postgraduate Actuarial Science

By far the best recruitment company I have ever dealt with in terms of integrity, commitment, support and reliability. Will definitely be my first point of contact when considering any future career change.

Paul Sherlin, Financial Services Specialist

Paul has consistently sourced excellent candidates for both permanent and temporary/contract positions in a timely and efficient manner and I would very highly recommend Paul to anyone looking to recruit actuarial staff.

David O'Connor, Actuarial Lead Product Governance at Aviva

If I was looking for a new role myself or looking to hire a person into my organisation, Paul would be the 1st person I’d call to help.

Patrick Grealy, SVP Pricing and Portfolio Mgt at Multi-Strat Re Ltd.

Paul is brilliant. He has the depth of knowledge and the network to match it within actuarial industry. He provides a true service and is exceptionally reliable. I was very lucky to find him when I first started looking for a new position and will definitely be coming back to him for help and advice in future.

Anna Hayes, Principal data analyst at Markit Analytics

Acumen Resources provide a fantastic recruitment service. As the majority of staff are experienced actuaries it is one of the few if not the only Irish recruitment agency who can truly understand a client’s and applicant’s needs and ensure appropriate candidates are matched with appropriate potential employers. It is certainly the only recruitment company I would recommend for my actuarial needs as a potential employer or candidate.

Debra McNamara , Actuary at MetLife Europe Limited

Jenny is very honest, professional and hard working person. She was always available for advice and was very pleasant to deal with. Jenny helped me in finding the perfect job I was looking. It was pleasure working with her. I definitely recommend Jenny and Acumen to anyone looking for new role.

Zarak Khan, Prudential Assurance

Jenny, as well as being very pleasant to deal with, is highly professional, honest and effective. She is always enthusiastic and provided regular updates and feedback to me during the recruitment process. I believe the interview preparation and mock interview I did with Jenny were fundamental to securing the position I wanted. I would definitely use Acumen again and would recommend Jenny to anybody looking for a new role.

James Callinan, Actuarial Analyst - Project LESS at MetLife
Jenny really went above and beyond to understand what I was looking for and ended up getting the perfect job for me. She was always on hand for help and advice about interviews and she was also very honest which was incredibly helpful. I definitely recommend Jenny!
Caitrona O'Riordan, Financial Services Professional

Jenny got me the exact role that I wanted to start my career. She’s always enthusiastic, knowledgeable and gave me some excellent CV and interview advice. Also, Jenny always kept me right up to date with the recruitment process, thereby being very efficient and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend Jenny to anyone looking for an exceptionally high quality recruiter.

Cillian Forde, Reserving Analyst at Credit Agricole Creditor Insurance

I consider myself very lucky to have meet such a passionate recruiter like Paul. He is supportive and constructive in his consultations, never failing to be positive. I have him to thank for the succesful interviews and for advising me on my green card visa application! I highly recommend Paul and Acumen Resources to anyone looking for a recruiter who is truly there to help and have a thorough understanding of both employer’s and applicant’s perspective.

Yoon Kwong Loh, ERM Actuary at AIG

Paul is a fantastic actuary recruiter. He understands the needs of his clients and always has their best interests in mind.

Ryan Hinchey FSA, Head of Product Development & Management at NN Group

Paul’s great knowledge of the actuarial market enables him to provide excellent and ground to earth career advice. I was very impressed with his honesty, pragmatism and the way he sought what was best for me. I would definitely recommend his services to any candidate or organisation.

Pedro Ecija Serrano, Capital Actuary and Financial Risk Manager

Paul’s knowledge of the actuarial market in Ireland enables him to determine if a client would be a good fit for a company. I was highly impressed with the companies that he introduced me to. I would definitely recommend Paul to any candidate or organisation.

Adam Wong, Reserving & Solvency Actuary at Vhi Healthcare

I have found Paul very helpful, efficient and informative over a number of years whenever we have been doing recruiting.

David Costello, Head of Actuarial at Allianz

I would highly recommend Paul for his recruitment service. I found Paul had a very thorough knowledge of the market and of the potential employers. He was very understanding and proactive, and found me a position that suits my needs and skills perfectly.

Dasha Douglas, UKI Actuarial - Production manager - USGAAP and STAT at Metlife
Paul is the leading actuarial recruiter in Ireland and managed to prep me resulting in me being hired after the first interview. Paul gave excellent tips on writing resume, interview prep, work permit application and the actual interview.
Paul went out of his way to get the job done, whether that meant coaching me over the weekend over the phone or frequent follow ups over the phone and meetings in person. I would highly recommend Paul to anyone seeking an actuarial position in Ireland or abroad.
Anton Kobelev, ASA, CERA, MAAA, Senior Associate at PwC

I had Jenny (from Acumen) helping me getting a job. I think she was really good at her job. I got other recruiters initially but she is probably the best. She worked hard to understand me, my requirements and standards. She worked around my many delays and demonstrated an ongoing capacity to find the right job for me. Jenny gave me tips for the interviews and helped me overcome my weaknesses. She gave me feedbacks from interviews (good AND bad).I wouldn’t have a problem recommending her in the future.

Laly Calderon, Actuary at Metlife

Paul provides a consistently excellent service with detailed knowledge of the market, great access to potential candidates and a very thorough approach. He is extremely professional and ensures a positive recruitment experience.

Redmond MurphyRedmond Murphy, Head of Business Performance, SCOR Global Life

Paul did an excellent job for Deloitte sourcing high quality actuarial candidates within a short timeframe to meet our growing business needs. I would have no hesitation in recommending Paul. Paul actively listened to our needs and found us the right people to meet them.

Ciara ReganCiara Regan, Partner, Actuarial, Reward & Analytics at Deloitte

Paul and Jenny and the team at Acumen-Resources did a great job sourcing and arranging multiple candidates for a number of our actuarial vacancies over a limited time period. Getting so much done so quickly was a great boost to our recruitment activity and success.

MikeMike Claffey, Actuarial consultant based in Ireland

Upon transitioning to an actuarial career, Paul provided me with relevant job recommendations and excellent career advice, in conjunction with interview- and CV-feedback. Not only this, but the time frame he achieved for this transition was exceptional: within acouple weeks of signing up to Acumen Resources, I signed a contract. I therefore highly recommend Paul and Acumen Resources.

Andrew WhelanAndrew Whelan, Actuarial Analyst at Willis Towers Watson

Paul is a highly professional and discreet search executive who understands the needs of actuaries and clients, being a qualified Actuary himself. His real talent lies in being able to identify and source commercial and entrepreneurial skills beyond the traditional actuarial skill set, placing senior executives in key roles within the industry.

Jag SodhiJag Sodhi FIA MAAA FIAI, International Medical (Re)Insurance Senior Pricing Actuary

Through his contacts in a diverse set of industries, Paul gave me the opportunity to expand my career into wider fields.

Eoin DaltonEoin Dalton, Quantitative Modeller at Stellwagen Technology

I am very happy with Acumen Resources in helping me find a good fit within the actuarial job market in Ireland. It is often very hard to find options while looking for starting positions especially with no prior insurance business experience. However, Paul and Jenny provided the right expertise to put my best foot forward. I was not only able to secure multiple interviews with very good companies but also find the best fit for me. Post successful interviews, they also helped me with work permit applications. I definitely recommend Acumen Resources for anyone who is looking for new actuarial opportunities within Ireland.

KritibhaKritibha Rai, Actuarial Analyst at Allianz Global Life

I have to thank Paul for being an exceptional recruitment adviser.You can sense his passion for finding suitable employment solutions for both candidates and employers. He uses his strong links in the actuarial field to provide meaningful career advice.Throughout the recruitment process Paul was regularly in touch, advising on progress and providing valuable feedback.

Ben DennesenBen Dennesen, Actuarial Analyst

I recently relocated to Ireland and Jenny assisted me with my search for a suitable position. She was incredible throughout the process – both during the search and in the period leading up to my arrival. I found her knowledge of the industry excellent and the assistance / guidance she gave me for interview preparation was at a level I have not experienced to date.

LukeLuke Taylor, Manager - Reserving and Analytics at Allianz
Jenny has been a great support to me. She herself being an Actuary makes a lot of difference as she knows what role suits one the best. I can never thank her enough for all the help that she has given me in securing my position with Willis Towers Watson. She was there with me at every stage and guided me throughout as to what is good for me. While interacting with Jenny I realised how kind and helpful she is and am very glad to have met her.
Hunar DhamijaHunar Dhamija, Actuarial Analyst at Willis Towers Watson
Jenny is a rare example of someone in the recruitment circles who actually cares for the candidates she’s pitching – she’s always got the best advice, and I’m hard pressed to actually think of any of the numerous interviews she got me where she didn’t make it a point to call me within moments after my interview was scheduled to be over – that’s just how concerned she genuinely is. Its especially great when you’re searching for graduate or near-graduate opportunities, even more so as an international candidate, and its extremely reassuring to come across an established professional who actually puts so much effort into fresh grads – she was always available to talk me through what changes my CV needed, or what to expect in an interview, or just getting insight about the actuarial industry in general. She has been absolutely instrumental in my search for a great job – just the sheer number of interviews she managed to get me was quite something, and I really cannot thank her enough for all the effort that she put in with me – and I’m confident that if I’m ever looking for an opportunity again, Jenny’s the one I’ll go up to, as should anyone else looking for a role in the actuarial market. She certainly has my highest commendation!
Vatsal GomberVatsal Gomber, Actuarial Analyst at Athora Holding Ltd. | MSc. in Actuarial Science | B.Tech. in Engineering Physics

Jenny is nothing short of a lifesaver. I had the pleasure of meeting Jenny at a seminar organised by Acumen resources in University College Cork while I was pursuing my Masters. As a recent Actuarial graduate with no prior work experience in the field I was really struggling with the mammoth task of finding a job in Ireland. I got in touch with Jenny regarding the same and she was extremely supportive throughout the process – from sending out job applications to interview prep. Jenny has a very thorough understanding of the Actuarial market requirements and provided me with resources that helped me gain a better understanding of the level of research that I needed, to put forth a strong job application. When I received a call from Jenny post my first job interview, I remember thinking that she is someone who genuinely cares about your job application. For someone who is looking for a job in the domain, Jenny is undoubtedly your best bet and has my heartfelt recommendation.

Arushi MittalArushi Mittal, Trainee Actuary at Irish Life