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New Feature - Featured Job
Date: 02/17/2012

We have pleasure in letting you know about a small but important enhancement on our sites.

With effect frm today we now offer a "Featured Job" listing.

Featured Jobs appear on the homepage is rotation and will give you added exposure for your job listing.

We will be offering this service to existing and new companies with effect from today 17th February 2012.

In addition to this, set up an account with us during the month of February 2012 and we will GIVE YOU 5 FREE Featured Job listings to say "Welcome"

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The Actuary Career Path
Date: 11/29/2011

The Actuary Career Path

Actuaries are experts in assessment of risk, and utilise technology and tried and true methods of analysis. Traditionally, most actuaries have found positions at insurance companies and pension programs, assessing plan solvency and fitness. Non-traditional employment among actuaries is on the rise, especially in specialisms such as professional trustees, finance and consulting.

Finance Actuary

Actuaries working in this field use tables, predicitve models, theories and statistical methods to predict financial and economic outcomes of future events, including insolvency and operational risk

Professional Trustee

After many years of experience in the finance industry, an actuary may specialise to become a “professional trustee” which involves sitting on pension scheme boards and ensuring the fund is run appropriately. Professional trustees are sometimes referred to as “independent trustees” as they are not related to either the trust grantor or its beneficiaries.

Casualty Actuary

Actuaries working in the specialism of casualty analyse catastrophic risks that can happen to people or tangible property. These include insurance for auto, homes, commercial properties, medical malpractise, deeds and titles, product liability, work related injury, terrorism and acts of war.

Life, Health and Pension Actuary

Actuaries specialising in pensions deal with the risk of mortality and morbidity of individuals. These actuaries produce and sell products including life insurance, mortgage and credit insurance, annuities and pensions, short and longterm disability insurance, long term care insurance for old age and medcal, dental and health care savings accounts. Actuaries in this specialism determine what rate a person will pay for any of these insurance programs based on the individual's answers to a set of questions that quantify their level of morbidity or mortality.

Consulting Actuary

Actuaries with significant knowledge of specialised industries such as health, technology or finance often take a position consulting in these fields. Work in these non-traditional areas includes assisting a corporation when it offers stocks or securities, when it releases a new product or service or when it takes over another company.

Expert Witness

Actuaries who have spent time in a finance career path may utilise their years of experience to become a professional witness in the courts. Here, actuaries apply their analytic skills to determine the amount of lost wages or lost profits due to criminal actions against an individual or corporation. Their findings are used by a jury to award damages to victims or families.


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Finding a job in advertising
Date: 10/31/2011

Finding a job in advertising

Advertising is a field that a large number of people want to make their way in to; it’s creative and strategic, logical and quirky. However, its popularity means it’s becoming more and more difficult to find a job in advertising – particularly if you’re looking for an entry level position. Whilst there’s no guarantee that any of the following tips will definitely ensure you find your idea role – here are some great ways to find those elusive jobs in advertising!

Work out what position you’re interested in: within the advertising industry, jobs titles include designer, strategist, planner, account handler, market researcher, and project manager – amongst others. Do your research; work out where your skills would be best utilised and what positions you’re most interested in before you begin to apply. Knowing your desired job role not only shows you’ve looked into all the options, it also illustrates that you have a passion for the industry.

Do some work experience. This doesn’t just look great on your CV, it will also confirm to yourself that you really do want a job in advertising. Rather than applying to the big, multinational companies first, see if there are any local agencies who would offer work experience. The more work experience you do, the more skills you’ll gain – but remember, it’s important to be able to show how each placement has helped your development.

Find out what tools are used in your chosen job role – and familiarise yourself with them! Some computer software used in advertising is free – like Google Analytics – whilst other tools, like PhotoShop, may be costly but will be worthwhile mastering. Find out what’s being used in your ideal job, and once you feel comfortable with it, add a line to your CV, stating your level of proficiency.

Set up a LinkedIn profile, and join some advertising related groups. LinkedIn is the online equivalent of a CV, where employers can take a look at the skills of a potential employee, and individuals can network to find others in similar roles to their own. Groups on LinkedIn allow users to chat about current trends – and with new advertising campaigns launching ever day, this is particularly useful for keeping up with industry news!

Make sure that your CV and any correspondence you have with an advertising agency or potential employer is triple-checked. You’re looking for a job in advertising, where attention to detail is key, regardless of what position you’re interested in. Things like typos, poor grammar or hard to read font are all reasons that your CV may end up at the bottom of the pile – so check, check and check again.

A first advertising job can be hard to find – and if you are offered a job, be aware that it may be a very junior role – so be prepared to work your way up from the bottom! However, if you’re creative, bright and have a real interest in influencing people – maybe advertising is for you!

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News From The BBC

BBC News - UK

The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site.

Missing Ashya King found in Spain
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:10:36 GMT

A five-year-old boy with a brain tumour whose parents removed him from hospital against medical advice has been found, police confirm.

Fairhead to be BBC Trust chairwoman
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:39:15 GMT

Rona Fairhead, former head of the Financial Times Group, is to become the first woman to chair the BBC Trust, replacing Lord Patten in the role.

Cameron welcomes EU chief's pledge
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:41:18 GMT

David Cameron welcomes a commitment by Donald Tusk, the new president of the European Council, to reach a deal with the UK on EU reform.

Co-op Group votes through reforms
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:56:00 GMT

Members of the troubled Co-operative Group vote overwhelmingly in favour of reforming how the business is run.

PM warns of terror threat to Europe
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:20:14 GMT

The terrorist threat posed by Islamist extremists is as much a concern for countries in mainland Europe as it is for the UK, David Cameron says.

Family in sea search for missing boy
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:07:36 GMT

Family members join police in search for missing Isaac Nash, 12, who was swept into the sea off Anglesey while on holiday.

US TV host found murdered at home
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:14:50 GMT

A US television host and former Suffolk dance school teacher was shot dead by his son-in-law at his home in Louisiana, local police say.

Solicitor has Garda text concerns
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:13:43 GMT

A solicitor who represented one of the RUC families at the Smithwick Inquiry is concerned other potential cases of collusion may have occurred in recent months.

Hundreds join Nato protest march
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:27:17 GMT

About 600 people take part in a protest march in Newport ahead of the Nato summit being held in the city.

Man charged over Galloway assault
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:40:37 GMT

A man is charged with religiously-aggravated assault after MP George Galloway was attacked in a west London street.

Former Conservative minister dies
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:17:39 GMT

Former Conservative minister Sir David Mitchell has died aged 86 following a long illness, his family says.

Concern for missing 14-year-old girl
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:52:33 GMT

Concerns are growing for a 14-year-old girl who has been missing for more than 48 hours from her home in west London.

Diana wedding cake slice sold for 828
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:42:16 GMT

A private collector pays 828 at auction for a 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding.

Gold-diggers find treasure on beach
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:30:24 GMT

Three people have become the first confirmed diggers to find 24-carat gold treasure buried on a beach in Kent.

Arson attack 'was murder attempt'
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:17:13 GMT

A man whose house was deliberately set on fire says the attack was "attempted murder".

PSNI: Car attacks were hate crimes
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:58:05 GMT

Police say they are treating an arson attack on two cars in Dunmurry as a hate crime.

Swansea City 3-0 West Bromwich Albion
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:56:55 GMT

Impressive Swansea beat West Bromwich Albion to briefly go top of the Premier League with a third successive win.

Bid to identify body after 34 years
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:27:58 GMT

DNA samples are to be taken from the family of a woman who went missing 36 years ago to see if they match remains found in the sea in 1980.

Experts argue for drink price plan
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:22:12 GMT

Health professionals say they are stepping up efforts to see alcohol minimum pricing in place in Scotland, with a seminar being held in Brussels.

Sunbed study highlights cancer risk
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:28:32 GMT

Sunbed users are still at risk of skin cancer even if they do not burn their skin, according to a new study by Dundee University.

Boy killed in crash in family's car
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:30:27 GMT

A seven-year-old boy dies and four members of his family are seriously injured when their car is in collision with a lorry in Kent.

Abuse inquiry 'delayed too long'
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:12:01 GMT

A government inquiry into child abuse "needs to get moving" in the light of the "devastating" Rotherham scandal, Labour leader Ed Miliband says.

Costa must learn respect - Martinez
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:45:04 GMT

Everton boss Roberto Martinez says Chelsea's Diego Costa must learn the "ethics and culture" of British football after his side's 6-3 win.

Murray into US Open fourth round
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:19:45 GMT

Andy Murray sees off Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov in four sets to reach the last 16 of the US Open in New York.

Roma 2-0 Fiorentina
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:36:35 GMT

Ashley Cole makes his Roma debut as they begin the new Serie A season with a hard-fought win against Fiorentina.

The millionaires who rescue people at sea
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:51:10 GMT

A couple in Malta have launched what they say is the world's first privately funded boat to help migrants in trouble at sea.

The makeover that's divided a nation
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:00:22 GMT

Macedonia has embarked on a major revamp of its capital city, Skopje. But the changes have been controversial with some calling the makeover a "crime".

Quiz of the week's news
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:36:25 GMT

The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

Lib Dems pledge paternity leave rise
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:42:31 GMT

The Liberal Democrats are to pledge giving fathers an extra four weeks' paternity leave in their manifesto for the general election.

George Galloway leaves hospital
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:32:54 GMT

George Galloway leaves hospital after being treated for injuries he suffered in an attack that his spokesman believes was prompted by the MP's views on Israel.

Egged MP suspends campaign tour
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:39:23 GMT

Labour MP Jim Murphy suspends his Scotland-wide tour ahead of the independence referendum, citing "co-ordinated abuse" from "Yes" voters.

VIDEO: Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill - second reading
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:02:06 GMT

MPs approve the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill at second reading.

VIDEO: Pickleball: A sport for all ages
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:20:22 GMT

Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines badminton, tennis and table tennis.

VIDEO: Tenants living with mice and cockroaches
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:52:39 GMT

Housing experts are calling for more effective regulation to tackle unscrupulous landlords across England.

VIDEO: Police admit Rotherham abuse failings
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:00:45 GMT

The chief constable of South Yorkshire Police has acknowledged that his force was heavily criticised in a report published this week.

VIDEO: Millions spent on restoring moors
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:29:40 GMT

Helicopters are being used to help restore peat bogs on moorland in West Yorkshire.

VIDEO: Missing boy's 'life is in danger'
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:30:54 GMT

A major police search is under way for a five-year old boy with a brain tumour - who was taken from hospital by his parents, without doctors' approval.

VIDEO: Dahl: Charlie chapters discovered
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:26:30 GMT

The discovery of new unpublished chapters reveals author Roald Dahl planned to include more children in his classic children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but dropped them from the final version.

VIDEO: RSPCA seeks ban on monkeys as pets
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:08:47 GMT

The RSPCA is calling for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a rise in the number of calls to its cruelty and advice line concerning animals such as monkeys and marmosets.

Writer's 'lost' manuscript discovered
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:47:41 GMT

The Exmoor writer whose self-sufficient way of life made her famous

Life in a rented wreck
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:37:32 GMT

What's it like living in a substandard home?

The fear of being seen as racist
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:05:09 GMT

Can the fear of being seen as racist cause problems?

The Victorian pig singing competition
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:18:39 GMT

The bizarre tale of the pig singing competition

Referendum round-up
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:39:56 GMT

Three weeks until Scotland votes - this week's key moments

How your landlord could be a brand
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:16:25 GMT

How your landlord could soon be a corporate brand

VIDEO: Tech search for 'perfect dance track'
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:08:45 GMT

The quest to find the perfect party anthem.

The jihadi issue and a Clacton electoral "bloodbath" - the papers
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:10:22 GMT

The jihadi issue and a Clacton electoral "bloodbath"