How the Coronavirus Pandemic is Impacting Hiring and Job Searching, and What You Can Do

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With the coronavirus COVID-19 continuing to spread across the US and its impact on industries, schools, work, and other aspects of our lives still developing, we wanted to take a moment to share some of the trends we’re seeing from our vantage point as recruiters. While we recommend looking to institutions like the CDC, WHO,… Read more »

Valentine’s Day Special Feature: 9 Ways to Make Your Recruiter Love You

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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 »

Kickstarting Your Own Onboarding: How to Get Started in a New Role

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This post is contributed by Tim Ressmeyer | Founding Partner of Ressmeyer Partners and Executive Leadership Coach | 20 years’ experience as an executive in analytics and marketing research roles This is the second of a two-part series on successful onboarding. Part One examined best practices for companies onboarding new employees, and in this installment, I examine… Read more »

How to Evaluate Data Scientist Job Offers

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This post is contributed by Sandy Marmitt, Burtch Works’ data science and analytics recruiting specialist. A few months ago I wrote a post about how data scientists and analytics professionals can manage multiple job offers, but what happens when you get to the next stage – offer evaluation and negotiation? There are several elements to consider… Read more »

Beyond the Unicorn: 4 Developing Data Scientist Career Paths

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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 »

Learning to Flex Your Collaboration Muscle

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This post is contributed by Tim Ressmeyer | Founding Partner of Ressmeyer Partners and Executive Leadership Coach | 20 years’ experience as an executive in analytics and marketing research roles “Collaboration” might seem like a fuzzy term to many leaders. Yet the costs of poor collaboration are concrete, and can be quite painful. Effective collaboration in research… Read more »

Your Analytics & Data Science New Year’s Resolutions

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This post is contributed by Tim Ressmeyer | Founding Partner of Ressmeyer Partners and Executive Leadership Coach | 20 years’ experience as an executive in analytics and marketing research roles   Prediction: You have already given up on your New Year’s resolutions.   If you are like most of the population, you gave up a long time… Read more »

Interpreting Job Title Discrepancies in Marketing Research

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This post is contributed by Karla Ahern and Kit Nordmark, Burtch Works’ marketing research recruiting experts. Within marketing research and consumer insights, sometimes job titles are not the best indicator of what a research position actually entails. For example, a “Marketing Research Manager” could mean a manager of research projects, a manager of other researchers… Read more »

How to Manage Title Confusion in Data Science and Analytics

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This post is contributed by Sandy Marmitt, Burtch Works’ analytics recruiting specialist. As anyone who has tried to discern the “true definition” of a data scientist knows, titles can mean different things to different people. A data scientist in one organization might be a predictive analytics professional in another, and a Director position in one company… Read more »