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Old 09-28-2012, 12:28 AM
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You sound like a serious introvert. You need to get out of your comfort zone and interact with people.

That means talking to them about sports, the weather, the economy, drinking, going out etc..

In your case it's going to be harder as you really have no stories to tell.
Well yeah, I am an introvert according to all the personality tests I take. But isn't actuarial an introverted profession...?
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I did start lifting weights. But what is that supposed to do...?
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Well yeah, I am an introvert according to all the personality tests I take. But isn't actuarial an introverted profession...?
Not in my experience. But I'm in the UK.
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I did start lifting weights. But what is that supposed to do...?
it shows that you like lifting weights and that you lift weights during college. you also swim and run. You are in good shape and you are training for a triathlon to raise money for cancer research. Youre welcome.
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it shows that you like lifting weights and that you lift weights during college. you also swim and run. You are in good shape and you are training for a triathlon to raise money for cancer research. Youre welcome.
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:42 AM
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Isn't playing video games a bad answer? I thought it shows you are a screw-around and not well-rounded.
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I did start lifting weights. But what is that supposed to do...?
Bro, I remember getting asked about extracurriculars in an interview and telling them about drinking beer and watching football. Went off on a half hour tangent with the interviewer about craft beers and our alma mater's football schedule for that season. I ended up getting the job.

It's not what you say, it's how you say it. Things like video games, drinking, and sports aren't what you would think about talking about in an interview, but if you can put a spin on it and somehow identify with the interviewer, showing them you actually have a personality, it will work for you.
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:54 AM
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Bro, I remember getting asked about extracurriculars in an interview and telling them about drinking beer and watching football. Went off on a half hour tangent with the interviewer about craft beers and our alma mater's football schedule for that season. I ended up getting the job.

It's not what you say, it's how you say it. Things like video games, drinking, and sports aren't what you would think about talking about in an interview, but if you can put a spin on it and somehow identify with the interviewer, showing them you actually have a personality, it will work for you.
How do you get a personality?
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How do you get a personality?
Wow.
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I would recommend reading How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie , not so much on getting a personality..but it can be useful
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