Should You Take That Consulting Role? Here’s Why or Why Not

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As many companies are keeping a tight rein on headcount costs, I’m seeing an uptick in available consulting positions. An increasing number of the marketing analytics positions we’ve been working on have been with consulting firms. Although outsourcing to control headcount is not a new trend, the increase means that there could be more opportunities available to… Read more »

Flash Survey Results for Analytics Pros – Job Opportunities

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As you probably already know, I’m always interested in gathering information from and about the analytic community. Our salary study for Big Data professionals is the biggest project we’ve taken on within this mission, but recently we conducted a very brief “flash survey” of our connections regarding a topic that I’m hearing about more and more:… Read more »

Math Education + Quantitative Job = Career Satisfaction

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  Few individuals in this world aspire to earn the title “geek”, but that may soon change given the Wall Street Journal’s listings of Best Jobs of 2011. As it turns out, analytically-minded individuals are thriving in their positions as Actuaries, Accountants, Statisticians, and Mathematicians. In fact, they very well may be the most satisfied working professionals out there…. Read more »

My Own Personal Vision for Burtch Works

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  I’m lucky. My passion and my career are one in the same. After 26 years of executive recruiting, I am more excited, more motivated and more devoted than when I began. Perhaps the driving force behind this dedication is an unswerving belief that the quantitative disciplines represent the most dynamic possibilities in an ever-changing… Read more »