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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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This post is contributed by Burtch Works’ data science & analytics recruiting team. While the data science and analytics hiring market has remained very active from our position as recruiters, we wanted to survey hiring authorities and see if we could put some numbers to this year’s hiring demand. Data Science & Analytics Hiring in… Read more »

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This post is contributed by Burtch Works’ marketing research and consumer insights recruiting team. Our latest salary report for research & insights professionals found that salaries are continuing to increase at all job levels, with especially strong activity at the junior end. You can read about recent MR trends and our industry outlook here. Looking… Read more »

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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 post is contributed by Burtch Works’ marketing research and consumer insights recruiting team. 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 how to… 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 post is contributed by Burtch Works’ recruiting team. While hiring activity in the analytics and marketing research markets has been strong this year, there is sometimes a tendency among companies to slow down as we enter Q4 and approach the holiday season. This post may seem self-serving, but regardless of whether you’re using our… Read more »