Why Quantitative Pros are Destined for Leadership

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting From the phenomenal increase in the number of calls that analytics professionals are getting from recruiters, to the fact that nearly every quantitative team is planning to hire this year, it is overwhelmingly clear that there has never been a better… Read more »

8 Biggest Job Search Mistakes Quants Are Still Making

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  As an executive recruiter with over 30 years’ experience working with quantitative candidates, I’ve advised many talented professionals throughout the job search process. The growth this industry is seeing right now is nothing short of explosive – I still remember analytics as a tiny niche when I started recruiting! – and the career opportunities… Read more »

If You Want to Hire Quants, Fix Your Hiring Process

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting Although many articles have been written lamenting the current talent shortage in analytics and data science, I still find that the majority of companies could improve their success by simply revamping their current hiring processes. We’re all well aware that strong… Read more »

Flash Survey: How do Quants Rank Their Communication Skills?

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When it comes to the quantitative fields, having strong technical skills is an obvious must for securing a position. However, as data-driven decision making becomes more prevalent at companies in every industry, many companies also require “soft skills” as analytics moves from the back room to the board room. Communication skills have become such a… Read more »

Burtch Works’ Best Advice on Interviews, Consulting, MBA’s, and More

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In the thousands of conversations that Burtch Works’ team of specialized recruiters have had with analytics and marketing research professionals, we’ve answered many questions about the recruiting process, career paths, and the hiring market. For this blog post, I asked our recruiters about the most common questions they answer on a daily basis, and how… Read more »

Job Market Explodes For Quantitative Students

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With the market for quantitative candidates continuing to gain momentum, Burtch Works spoke with Jennifer Priestley, Professor of Statistics and Data Science at Kennesaw State University – and friend of Burtch Works – about the job market for quantitative students, the  beginnings of her MS in Applied Statistics program, and her thoughts on SAS vs…. Read more »

Flash Survey Results Part 1 – What Motivates Quants to Change Jobs?

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We’re midway through the first quarter and the analytics hiring market is heating up – organizations are evaluating their business goals and hiring needs, and candidates are evaluating their career options for the coming year. As a follow up to my blog post with my predictions for the analytics hiring market, I decided to conduct… Read more »

Kaggle Flourishes by Embracing the Competitive Nature of the Data Scientist

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting The emergence and success of Kaggle, a website dedicated to matching number crunchers with companies in need, shows us that no matter how challenging the problem there is always someone willing and eager to tackle it head on. We’ve been hearing more… 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 »