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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Burtch Works recently hosted our first “Ask Me Anything” career planning webinar for data scientists and analytics professionals, where registrants could submit their top questions for our recruiting team to address. Flora Jiang, Karla Ahern, and Brian Shepherd all shared great insights, so we thought we’d post a few excerpts from their answers so that… Read more »

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This blog is contributed by members of Burtch Works’ data science and analytics recruiting team: Katie Ferguson and Stefan Vallentine. Ever notice how so many career articles contain cliché analogies about how the job search process is a bit like dating? We have! Being recruiters, we thought that, as a Valentine’s Day treat, we’d share some… Read more »

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This post is contributed by Caroline Evans, Burtch Works’ data engineering recruiting specialist.     Since I work with a wide variety of companies and hiring managers looking for data engineering talent, I thought it would be useful to share some tips from my recruiting experience on how to both identify the ideal data engineering candidates… Read more »

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This post is contributed by Kit Nordmark, Burtch Works’ marketing research and consumer insights recruiting specialist. This is the second installment of our two-part resource for writing better marketing research and insights job descriptions. Part 1 covered the role itself: focusing on how to build a job description, what tasks and responsibilities to incorporate, and… Read more »

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting Another year – another set of predictions! Last year there were a few notable trends from my 2019 predictions that we touched on throughout the year, including Python overtaking R and SAS in our annual tools survey and an increasing focus… Read more »

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In addition to other responsibilities, one of the primary objectives of data science and analytics teams is to operationalize data science and analytics. Resistance from business unit stakeholders can present challenges to this goal, but some companies work to decrease this friction by bringing up the level of data literacy throughout the organization. The goal,… Read more »

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This October, we’re celebrating Burtch Works’ 10 Year Anniversary! In the past decade we’ve marked numerous accomplishments: expanding our team, creating the Burtch Works Studies, and adding new specialties to the mix, and of course the press mentions and being recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Recruiting Firms for the past few years…. Read more »

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This blog is contributed by Mihir Modi, Burtch Works’ recruiting specialist focused in operations research and supply chain Operations research is one of many fields that are rapidly changing due to emerging technologies that have the potential to transform entire industries of work. Although operations research and supply chain opportunities continue to increase, the growing… Read more »