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 »

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 »

Kaggle Flourishes by Embracing the Competitive Nature of the Data Scientist

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  The emergence and success of Kaggle, a website dedicated to matching number crunchers with companies in need, shows us that no matter how challenging the problem there is always someone willing and eager to tackle it head on. We’ve been hearing more and more about Kaggle in various capacities: candidates posting their Kaggle ranks on… 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 »

Help Wanted but Hiring Slow

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  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 great news, right? Well, perhaps at first glance. According to a recent article,… Read more »