Burtch Works Blog

With more activity in the quantitative and 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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As part of my guest blogger series, the Burtch Works marketing research team will be sharing some of their articles previously published in AMA magazine. In the June 2013 issue, Burtch Works’ marketing research team published the article below about hiring trends they are seeing in the field, as well as career advice for marketing research professionals. They… Read more »

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Over the past few months Burtch Works’ entry-level recruiting specialists have been visiting colleges and universities to meet with students who are preparing to enter data analytics jobs. After securing a degree in statistics, mathematics or other related fields, the next challenge for many students is their job search. This will be the first job… Read more »

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  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 and more about Kaggle in various capacities: candidates posting their Kaggle ranks on… Read more »

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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 »

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Thank you again to those of you who attended my webinar presentation on The Burtch Works Study – a comprehensive look at the salaries and demographics of Big Data professionals. In case you missed it, The Burtch Works Study and webinar presentation are available here. Due to the volume of questions I received during the webinar… Read more »

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Immigration reform has been on the lips of almost every political commentator in the past few weeks. The topic is heavily debated and cumbersome in detail, but as members of the analytic community we must understand it as it affects our job market directly.  As we reported in The Burtch Works Study, 58.8% of entry-level analytics… Read more »

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  Ladies and gentlemen of the analytic community – we have an epidemic. A seed has been planted in the minds of quantitative professionals that has sprouted and will not subside. The more we hear about Big Data, the more we hear about ‘Data Scientists.’ And like with any hot job, once the media starts… Read more »

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting As most people in the quantitative job field would agree, math education in the United States has been mediocre at best over the last few years. Earlier this month, John Holdren, the Director of the White House Office of Science and… Read more »

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In February, I talked to immigration attorney David Rubman about the steps involved with obtaining and transferring an H-1B visa. The process can be long and while on an H-1, candidates find their options limited as many companies will not sponsor transfers. The end goal for these workers is obviously permanent residency, but just how… Read more »