Flash Survey Results Part 2 – How Do Quants Find Their Jobs?

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In my last blog, I posted results from a short “flash survey” of my analytics connections about their motivating factors when changing jobs. Although there are articles about where candidates in general find their jobs, I wanted to see how different those numbers might look for analytics professionals in particular. The second question in my quick survey… Read more »

Flash Survey Results Part 1 – What Motivates Quants to Change Jobs?

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We’re midway through the first quarter and the analytics hiring market is heating up – organizations are evaluating their business goals and hiring needs, and candidates are evaluating their career options for the coming year. As a follow up to my blog post with my predictions for the analytics hiring market, I decided to conduct… Read more »

My Predictions for the 2014 Analytics Hiring Market

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting Thanks in part to the media coverage of Big Data, analytics has become inescapable. To those who have worked in and around this industry for years this information is nothing new – merely more visible. Every day I’m hearing about more… Read more »

Burtch Works’ Most Popular Social Media Posts from 2013

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2013 was a busy year for Burtch Works’ social media accounts, and I wanted to take the time to revisit some of our most popular links this year. Our top links include blog posts on topics from resume writing to data science wannabes, as well as links to our original research, including salary studies and a… Read more »

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 »