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With more activity in the quantitative and research landscape than ever before, the Burtch Works recruiting team always has 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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In my last blog, I posted results from a short “flash survey” of my analytics connections about their motivating factors when changing jobs. Although there are articles about where candidates in general find their jobs, I wanted to see how different those numbers might look for analytics professionals in particular. The second question in my quick survey… Read more »

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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 »

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting Thanks in part to the media coverage of Big Data, analytics has become inescapable. To those who have worked in and around this industry for years this information is nothing new – merely more visible. Every day I’m hearing about more… Read more »

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2013 was a busy year for Burtch Works’ social media accounts, and I wanted to take the time to revisit some of our most popular links this year. Our top links include blog posts on topics from resume writing to data science wannabes, as well as links to our original research, including salary studies and a… Read more »

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  As you probably know, expecting to land an interview without revamping your resume is a costly mistake. Obviously your resume should reflect any changes in your work history, but it should also grab an employer’s attention and convince them that you are worth interviewing. Since their first impression of you will likely be the… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »