Need to Rewrite Your Resume? Four Tips Before You Submit

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  As you probably know, expecting to land an interview without revamping your resume is a costly mistake. Obviously your resume should reflect any changes in your work history, but it should also grab an employer’s attention and convince them that you are worth interviewing. Since their first impression of you will likely be the… Read more »

Should You Take That Consulting Role? Here’s Why or Why Not

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As many companies are keeping a tight rein on headcount costs, I’m seeing an uptick in available consulting positions. An increasing number of the marketing analytics positions we’ve been working on have been with consulting firms. Although outsourcing to control headcount is not a new trend, the increase means that there could be more opportunities available to… Read more »

Career Advice and Trends for Marketing Research Professionals

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As part of my guest blogger series, the Burtch Works marketing research team will be sharing some of their articles previously published in AMA magazine. In the June 2013 issue, Burtch Works’ marketing research team published the article below about hiring trends they are seeing in the field, as well as career advice for marketing research professionals. They… Read more »

Flash Survey Results for Analytics Pros – Job Opportunities

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As you probably already know, I’m always interested in gathering information from and about the analytic community. Our salary study for Big Data professionals is the biggest project we’ve taken on within this mission, but recently we conducted a very brief “flash survey” of our connections regarding a topic that I’m hearing about more and more:… Read more »

Your Webinar Questions Answered Part 2

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Thank you again to those of you who attended my webinar presentation on The Burtch Works Study – a comprehensive look at the salaries and demographics of Big Data professionals. In case you missed it, The Burtch Works Study and webinar presentation are available here. Due to the volume of questions I received during the webinar… Read more »

Immigration Reform and Analytics

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Immigration reform has been on the lips of almost every political commentator in the past few weeks. The topic is heavily debated and cumbersome in detail, but as members of the analytic community we must understand it as it affects our job market directly.  As we reported in The Burtch Works Study, 58.8% of entry-level analytics… Read more »

Your Visa Questions Answered

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Last month I shared some information with you regarding the number of companies that are willing to transfer H-1B visas as well as how many predictive analytics professionals are on H-1Bs at various points in their careers. The topic of H-1Bs has been in the news lately and based on some of the reactions I have read, there seem to… Read more »

Putting a Human Face to Big Data

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  I recently came across an interesting discussion on LinkedIn about Rick Smolan’s newest pet project called “The Human Face of Big Data.” The project is meant to shine a light on the work of the Big Data industry, and as someone who works almost exclusively with this field, I was immediately fascinated. Putting a… Read more »