12 Key Data Scientist Skills in 2021

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What skills and tools are the most in-demand for data scientist positions? We wanted to refresh this important topic since the industry has evolved significantly over the past several years! Every company will have their own priorities when it comes to different skills, and this includes technical, industry knowledge, education, and intangible skills (like professional… Read more »

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 »

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 Burtch Works’ data science and analytics recruiting team. 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 here,… 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 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 – or both. Or it… Read more »