Competing for Talent in a Candidate Driven Market

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Competing for Talent in a candidate driven market can be tricky to navigate. To be successful requires the understanding of a few key data points: the fundamentals of supply and demand, unemployment rates and labor statistics, the value your organization can offer, and efficiency. Having a clear understanding of these key points will certainly help… Read more »

2017 Data Scientist Trends

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Rise in Data Scientists At Smith Hanley Associates our clients continue to prioritize filling Data Scientist openings. With the wealth of digital data in the marketplace we project that Data Scientist openings will continue to increase exponentially in 2018. What do employers want Data Scientists to do? Data Scientists are hired to uncover patterns in… Read more »

5 Economic Forecasts and Their Impact on YOUR 2018 Career Prospects

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Watching the nightly news or the political pundits on Sunday morning talk shows can be more confusing than helpful when trying to figure out what all the economic forecasts mean for your career prospects. Here are Smith Hanley’s interpretations of those numbers and how they might affect your career prospects in 2018. 1.  2018 Unemployment… Read more »

Corporate Researchers Conference (CRC) 2017 Recap

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The Corporate Researchers Conference or CRC was a success, with 50+ exhibitors and talks from some of the world’s most innovative organizations including Facebook, Google and Airbnb. Simon Chadwick, Chairman of the Insights Association responsible for putting on this conference, started his opening remarks on Tuesday by reminding us that we are in a consistently… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Unconventional Resumes – DON’T DO IT!

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You’ve worked hard. Your education, your experience, your skills are right in line with the job you are applying for. You’ve created a clear and concise resume that accurately reflects this, but something’s missing. How do you make your resume stand out from the 500 other applicants? You are thinking about turning your resume into… Read more »