Are You the Stellar Colleague People Want to Work With?

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As an Executive Recruiter for the past 17 years, I have spoken with, literally, thousands of people about themselves, their career pain points and aspirations. As I have mentioned in previous blogs, I love people’s stories, it’s just my nature. I also love connecting the right person with the right next step in their career…. Read more »

Actuaries Might Be Your Best Friend in Hurricane Season

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    “It is fair to say that climate change is challenging our long established risk models, especially for wind-based disasters.  In other words, what we now think of as a 1-in-500 year event may no longer be such a low probability incident as storms intensify as a result of climate change,” Sherif El-Tawil, Professor… Read more »

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Job Hopping – Chic and Trendy?

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Old Way of Thinking Job Hopping with two years of tenure or less is CAREER SUICIDE. New Way of Thinking Job Hopping gains valuable experience that will pay off in the long run.     Why the Change in Thinking? Changing Corporate Cultures. Life commitment to one firm is gone. Pensions have become obsolete. Employer… Read more »

CRC Chicago 2017 – Get Excited!

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The last blog I posted was 3 Reasons Why You Should Attend a Market Research Conference, and now the Corporate Researchers Conference (CRC) is upon us. Are you attending to build meaningful relationships, get fresh ideas and, perhaps, speak directly to your target audience? It’s been about three long years since the CRC has been… Read more »

Phone Interview Do’s

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A phone interview is a significant part of the interview process. Many companies are doing two or three phone interviews before giving you the chance to walk through their door for an in-person interview. Screening candidates via a phone interview is a money saver for out of town candidates and a time saver for busy… Read more »

6 Questions to Ask A Recruiter Before Working With Them

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LinkedIn reports that social professional networks are the #1 source of quality hires followed by internet job boards and employee referrals. Recruiters fill anywhere from 5-10% of all job openings. So, why use a recruiter? The infinite reach of the internet can be confusing and mind-numbing for you and the hiring companies. A recruiter with… Read more »

How to Transition from Academia to Corporate Data Science

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A 2015 Moody’s study predicted that the closure rates of small colleges and universities will triple in the coming years and mergers will double. This rate could lead to 15 institutions a year shutting their doors for good.  The pursuit of tenure track academic positions becomes more difficult and more risky as a result.  Opening… Read more »

You Don’t Need a Data Scientist to Talk to Your Data

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Natural Language Processing got a boost in utilization and exposure through Tableau’s recent acquisition of ClearGraph in early August. Data Scientist’s are using data visualization for storytelling that can sway the hearts and minds of their company’s decision makers. Now those decision makers can ask the database for the information they want in the same… Read more »

Mind-Boggling Big Data Statistics – Fact or Fiction?!

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Every statistic about Big Data is mind-boggling but many of them seem to be without cited sources and are used over and over again as they take on a life and an accepted truth of their own on the internet. We’ve made some comparisons between a September 2015 blog by Forbes and more recent statistics…. Read more »