Help Wanted but Hiring Slow

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting If you are actively on the job hunt, or even passively surveying the market, you have probably noticed the job boards exploding with analytic positions. In a time when the economy is making a slow but steady recovery this sounds like… 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 »

Visa Statistics for Predictive Analytics

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Last year, as the Big Data craze was starting to make its way into the headlines of every paper in the country, my candidates were approaching me and asking about their options. What’s the hottest industry for Big Data jobs? What cities are hiring quantitative professionals? Today, the demand for these workers is higher than ever and the… Read more »

2012 in Review: Good News, Bad News

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It’s that time of year again when we take a look back on 2012 and begin looking forward to 2013. When evaluating the past year, I see good news and bad news: The Bad News Raises in salary have been marginal The bad news is that salary increases in 2012 were minimal. While we are… Read more »

Distribution Map – US Quantitative Jobs

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2010 Forecast: Partly Sunny and Clearing

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John Kenneth Galbraith once said: “The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.” It seems the media agrees, as they are having a hard time these days deciding whether the economy is recovering, stagnant, or still on a downward slide. New numbers released almost daily can seem contradictory and confusing, so… Read more »

Job Market Update

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First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.— Franklin D. Roosevelt   Many people assume that this famous quote from Roosevelt was about World War II. In fact, it… Read more »