Should Marketing Researchers Get a Masters or an MBA?

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This post is contributed by Karla Ahern and Kit Nordmark, Burtch Works’ marketing research and consumer insights recruiting specialists. Learn more about salaries, job search tips, and hiring market trends, all tailored specifically for research & insights professionals in our webinar recording! As recruiters that specialize in research and insights roles, we often end up playing… Read more »

How to Make the Most of Your Analytics or Data Science Internship

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This post is contributed by Katie Ferguson and Flora Jiang, Burtch Works’ early career recruiting experts. If you’re completing your Master’s degree or PhD and looking to break into the analytics field, you’ve no doubt heard about how hot the market is for predictive analytics professionals right now. One need only glance over this article… Read more »

Students Flocking to Analytics & Data Science – A Good Thing?

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting Over the past few years there has been a seismic shift in the business world. Companies of every type – from technology and entertainment to government, non-profits, video gaming, and many more – have developed an obsession with being data-driven. Although… Read more »

The Must-Have Skills You Need to Become a Data Scientist

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting Update 2018: Years after publication, this post continues to generate a lot of interest! As such, we’ve updated it to more accurately reflect the skills that employers are looking for now, as well as current statistics on data scientists’ education.  … 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 »

Tell Your Kids to be Data Scientists – Not Doctors

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting Recently I had the pleasure of being interviewed by John Phillips at CNBC about our data scientist salary study. His article, Why Your Kids Will Want to be Data Scientists, was published at the end of May, and in it he… Read more »

Job Market Explodes For Quantitative Students

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With the market for quantitative candidates continuing to gain momentum, Burtch Works spoke with Jennifer Priestley, Professor of Statistics and Data Science at Kennesaw State University – and friend of Burtch Works – about the job market for quantitative students, the  beginnings of her MS in Applied Statistics program, and her thoughts on SAS vs…. Read more »

How to Get Your First Analytics Job

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Over the past few months Burtch Works’ entry-level recruiting specialists have been visiting colleges and universities to meet with students who are preparing to enter data analytics jobs. After securing a degree in statistics, mathematics or other related fields, the next challenge for many students is their job search. This will be the first job… Read more »