The Evolution of Predictive Analytics

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This post is an excerpt from our upcoming report, The Burtch Works Study: Salaries of Predictive Analytics Professionals 2015, which examines updated compensation and demographic data on over 1,700 analytics professionals across the US. The full report is available for free download here. Continuing a trend, the use of predictive analytics continues to grow.  Investments… Read more »

Why Quantitative Pros are Destined for Leadership

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  From the phenomenal increase in the number of calls that analytics professionals are getting from recruiters, to the fact that nearly every quantitative team is planning to hire this year, it is overwhelmingly clear that there has never been a better time to be a Quant. Occasionally, you may still come across someone with… Read more »

10 Key Tips for Entry-Level Analytics Professionals

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A few weeks ago, the ASA published this blog piece from one of our entry-level analytics specialists, Katie Ferguson, which I wanted to re-post here since she has some great tips for analytics professionals looking to get their foot in the door in this hot industry.   It’s no secret that analytics and data science jobs… Read more »

8 Biggest Job Search Mistakes Quants Are Still Making

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  As an executive recruiter with over 30 years’ experience working with quantitative candidates, I’ve advised many talented professionals throughout the job search process. The growth this industry is seeing right now is nothing short of explosive – I still remember analytics as a tiny niche when I started recruiting! – and the career opportunities… Read more »

Becoming a Data Scientist: Master’s Program, Bootcamp, or MOOCs?

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This post is contributed by Irmak Sirer, a partner and data scientist at Datascope, where he solves business problems with data by designing analyses and interfaces. Irmak has helped companies across industries solve problems with data, from small companies to members of the Fortune 50. Working with Metis, Irmak is an instructor for their Data… Read more »

Burtch Works’ Best Advice on Interviews, Consulting, MBA’s, and More

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In the thousands of conversations that Burtch Works’ team of specialized recruiters have had with analytics and marketing research professionals, we’ve answered many questions about the recruiting process, career paths, and the hiring market. For this blog post, I asked our recruiters about the most common questions they answer on a daily basis, and how… Read more »