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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Unconventional Resumes – DON’T DO IT! (Slideshare)

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Getting creative with your resume to attract attention and showcase your skills seems like it would be the right thing to do.  DON’T DO IT!  There are two very important reasons why sticking with a traditional resume format is a must.  Read this slideshare to find out what they are.   Unconventional Resumes – DON’T… Read more »

Biostatistics – A Career That Makes a Difference!

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Do You Love Math and Science? You love the combination of math and science. You can foresee yourself taking three semesters of calculus, a semester of linear algebra and maybe an introductory course on probability and/or statistics. If you plan on going on for a PhD, courses in real analysis and matrix algebra excite you…. Read more »

6 Best Companies for an Actuary to Work For

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We’ve all seen the best companies to work for lists, or the great workplace awards or the company with the most desirable benefits ranking. What about if you are an Actuary? Executive Recruiter, Rory Hauser, pulls together information from many of these “best lists” to share with you the Best Companies for an Actuary. TIAA-CREF… Read more »

DMA Analytics Journal – 2017

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If you haven’t heard of this before, and you are a marketing analytics/data science practitioner, this is a resource for you. Published annually the Data and Marketing Association Journal is juried by statistical experts in the fields of direct and digital marketing. The original articles are written by data scientists, academicians and experienced practitioners in… Read more »

Data Scientist Fun Facts for 2017

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In 2015 67% of data scientists were happy or very happy in their job. What has happened in the last two years? 88% of all data scientists are now happy or very happy in their job. Interested in why this increase, or whether you should pursue a career in this area? CrowdFlower gives us lots… Read more »