Burtch Works Blog

With more activity in the research landscape than ever before, Linda Burtch and the rest of the Burtch Works team always have something to say about this rapidly shifting field. Check back often for our top career advice, new flash survey results, and expert opinions on changes in the market that could affect your career or company.

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This post is contributed by Katie Ferguson and Flora Jiang, Burtch Works’ early career recruiting experts. As a follow-up to our popular post on resume tips for analytics professionals, for our next post we thought it might be helpful to cover some advice on both phone and in-person interviews. Whether you’re finishing up your quantitative degree program or… Read more »

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This post is contributed by Caroline Evans, Burtch Works’ data engineering recruiting specialist. As data teams have increased in size, it’s now become more common to see data engineers working alongside data scientists and other analytics professionals. Whereas once it was expected that data scientists be responsible for every aspect of the data life cycle,… Read more »

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This post is contributed by Burtch Works’ data science and data engineering recruiting specialists. Five years ago the data science hiring market was awash with unicorn headlines, but, as we reported earlier this year, we’re noticing a distinct trend towards specialists instead of generalists. And while many data scientists are still equipped to work on every… Read more »

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This post is contributed by Karla Ahern and Kit Nordmark, Burtch Works’ marketing research and consumer insights recruiting specialists. Over the past few years, we’ve reviewed marketing research and consumer insights hiring market trends as part of our annual salary report (you can read our 2017 and 2018 trend posts to learn more). Since we always… Read more »

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This blog is contributed by Brian Shepherd, Burtch Works’ operations research recruiting specialist   Operations research has always been a specialty that focuses on continuous improvement, and now with significant advances in technology the opportunities for professionals in OR and supply chain are increasing drastically. In order to be able to constantly optimize well-defined processes… Read more »

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This post is contributed by Sandy Marmitt, Burtch Works’ analytics recruiting specialist. The job market for data scientists and analytics professionals continues to be strong, but a common situation I’ve seen is that quantitative professionals may be fielding several job offers at the same time. As the market becomes more saturated and demand continues to increase,… Read more »

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This post is contributed by Katie Ferguson and Flora Jiang, Burtch Works’ early career recruiting experts. A few years ago, we wrote a blog post with some of our resume tips for early career analytics professionals, and since it is such an important topic we thought we’d revisit it with some additional points! When crafting a resume, it’s… Read more »

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This blog is contributed by Heidi Kalish, Burtch Works’ analytics recruiting expert that specializes in the financial services industry As analytical methods continue to make their presence felt in the financial services industry, I’ve noticed a growing trend among analytics professionals and data scientists that I speak to. Increasingly, many of these job seekers, who… Read more »