How to Evaluate Marketing Research and Consumer Insights Opportunities

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This post is contributed by Karla Ahern and Kit Nordmark, Burtch Works’ marketing research and consumer insights recruiting specialists. One of the most common topics we discuss with research professionals is what type of job they’re looking for next and how to determine if an opportunity will be a strong next step. We know that… Read more »

Why Analytics Professionals Shouldn’t Take Counter Offers

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This post is contributed by Katie Ferguson and Flora Jiang, Burtch Works’ early career recruiting experts. As most of you reading this are probably very aware, the analytics hiring market is active. With more companies developing their quantitative teams, the number of opportunities for analytics professionals has increased – you’re in demand! – so why do some professionals,… Read more »

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

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting 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… Read more »

Math Education + Quantitative Job = Career Satisfaction

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  Few individuals in this world aspire to earn the title “geek”, but that may soon change given the Wall Street Journal’s listings of Best Jobs of 2011. As it turns out, analytically-minded individuals are thriving in their positions as Actuaries, Accountants, Statisticians, and Mathematicians. In fact, they very well may be the most satisfied working professionals out there…. Read more »