Actuary Professional Career Ladder
Skills & Personality traits
Important Skills & Personality Traits
Attention to Detail - Thoroughness in accomplishing a task. Monitors and checks work or the information & plan, and organizes time and resources efficiently.
Dependability/ Reliability - Creates confidence in others to be relied on to meet job responsibilities and requirements.
Optimism - Persistence in pursuing goals despite obstacles and setbacks.
Positive Attitude - Promotes positive interactions across all levels. Works to reduce conflict and negativity across the organization by action and example.
Trustworthiness - Maintaining standards of honesty and integrity.
Achieves Results - Gets the job done by doing whatever it takes, within an appropriate time frame.
Team Work - Being part of an integral unit, working toward the organization’s objectives and goals.
Technical Expertise - Applies and improves extensive or in-depth specialized knowledge, skills, and judgment to accomplish a result.
Respect for Others - Behaves in ways that speak to the dignity of all human life and the dignity in all work.
Time Management - Manages your time well to complete tasks and prepare/study for exams.
Emotional Awareness - Recognizing one’s emotions and their effects.
Adaptability - Changes behavioral style or method of approach when necessary. Responds to change with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.
Continuous Learning - Demonstrates eagerness to acquire necessary technical knowledge, skills, and judgment.
Communication Written - Effectively communicates the intended message and intent through paper and electronic communication
Communication Oral - Effectively transfers thoughts and expresses ideas orally or verbally in individual or group situations.
Confidentiality/ Trustworthiness - Protects sensitive information. Can be entrusted with the handling of money, desirable resources, and privileged info.
Subject Matter Expertise - Possessing a wide depth and breadth of knowledge in a discrete subject area that relates strongly to job responsibilities.
Conscientiousness - Taking responsibility for personal performance.
Innovation - Supports a culture rich in innovation and follows processes established to enable ideas to be implemented.
Problem Solving - Builds a logical approach to address problems or opportunities or manage the situation at hand
Continuous Improvement - Originates action and uses appropriate methods to identify opportunities, implement solutions, and measure impact.
Planning & Organizing - Establishes a systematic course of action. Sets priorities, goals, and timetables to achieve maximum productivity.
Professionalism - Thinks carefully about the likely effects on others of one’s words, actions, appearance, and mode of behavior.
Initiative - Does things that no one has requested that will improve or enhance products and services, avoid problems, or develop innovation.
Project Management - Highly organized and detail-oriented. Oversees project planning and operations to successfully bring a project from start to finish.
Customer Orientation - Makes internal and external customers a primary focus of one’s actions. Develops and sustains productive customer relationships.
Negotiation - Explores positions and alternatives to reach outcomes that gain acceptance of all parties.
Building Trust - Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization
Coaching - Works to improve and reinforce the performance of others.
Delegating - Allocates decision-making authority and/or task responsibility to others to maximize department and the individual’s effectiveness
Performance Management - Employs a leadership style based on assessing the needs of individuals and the specifics of the situation
Team Leadership - Willingly cooperates and works collaboratively toward solutions that generally benefit all involved parties
Discernment/ Judgement - Makes decisions authoritatively and wisely after adequately contemplating various available courses of action.