Switching career to Actuary at 30

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Brontok
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10 Jan 2019, 11:56

Hi

I'm 30 years of age and considering switching career to actuarial science. I'm currently working in banking industry and have good knowledge of excel and SQL. I mean to learn R programming over next few months.
Now my question is that do companies have any age policy or age barriers when considering recruitment? I mean would I be considered the same as other candidates or is 30 too late to be entering the ground level in the industry

PS- My query is for Indian context

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Jainprat
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10 Jan 2019, 12:56

Hi,

I left my job at the age of 25 and started Actuarial Science. I am 27 now and still jobless. So do make sure that you dont leave your current job if you are planning to start it. Also, can't comment about all organisations but yes I have heard about one or two organisations that are reluctant to take candidates like us and would rather prefer only fresh graduates. So do make your choice wisely.

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Brontok
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10 Jan 2019, 13:02

Jainprat wrote:Hi,

I left my job at the age of 25 and started Actuarial Science. I am 27 now and still jobless. So do make sure that you dont leave your current job if you are planning to start it. Also, can't comment about all organisations but yes I have heard about one or two organisations that are reluctant to take candidates like us and would rather prefer only fresh graduates. So do make your choice wisely.

Thanks.

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Hi

Thanks for your input. Have you been able to figure out that why have you not been able to land a job yet? I mean if you have 3-4 or more papers passed and have knowledge or excel/sql/R etc then I believe you should have been able to land a job in this time period.
Would request someone close to HR matters in actuarial firms to comment on the matter; that whether a candidate is considered unfavorable when he/she passes a certain age

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Jainprat
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10 Jan 2019, 13:09

I have 4 papers cleared with good knowledge of excel and basic knowledge of R. But my point is until you clear 3-4 papers it is not advisable to leave your job unless you want to sit at home.

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