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Interview 101

Through forty years of recruiting in the market research field we have distilled down from client feedback words of advice for candidates going through the interview process. We believe following this advice will go a long way in helping you nail your interviews and stand out while doing so. Here are the three key areas… Read more »

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resume executive summary

No, we are not talking about a resume objective. Starting out your resume with what YOU want is a definite resume no-no. Remember the 8 second rule? You only have 8 seconds before your resume is deleted. The best resume executive summary highlights your experiences as they pertain to the job you are applying for… Read more »

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influence your actuarial salary

    1. Top Factors That Influence Your Actuarial Salary 2.  There are many salary tables available to tell you what you should earn at each step in your actuarial career. 3. What they don’t clarify are the different factors that can influence your actuarial salary. 4. Location 5. The first question on the Payscale.com… Read more »

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data scientist's salary

Is the United States graduating too many data scientists with computer science, statistics or business analytics degrees? Will this “glut” affect a data scientist’s salary in 2021 and 2022? History TowardsDataScience.com did an analysis of the rise and fall and rise again of the data scientist’s salary since 2015. In June 2015 the data scientist’s… Read more »

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pharmaceutical sales interview

15 Pharmaceutical Sales Interview Questions from Smith Hanley Associates 1. 15 Pharmaceutical Sales Interview Questions 2.  You’ve prepared for common interview questions. 3.  But, how do you prepare specifically for a pharmaceutical sales interview? 4.  Here are 15 sample behavioral interview questions to help you prepare.   Good luck! 5.  Tell me about a time you… Read more »

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actuarial interview tips

There are many blogs helping you prepare for interviews, but not quite as many providing specific actuarial interview tips. In this pandemic world of zoom interviews and remote work, making an impact over technology is critical to get the job. What are those things that you need to prepare to have the most effective actuarial… Read more »

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work remotely

“Will I be able to work remotely?” It’s a question I get 20 times a week. And not just over the past 12 months. “I’d love to work for them, but I’m in Chicago; I can’t move to New York.” “The role is perfect for me but I can’t commute from Central Jersey to Rowayton,… Read more »

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what market researchers look for in a new company

At The Quirk’s Event  in late February 2021 Smith Hanley Executive Recruiters in Market Research and Consumer Insights, Lindsey Bartlett and Daniel Wilberschied, presented Confessions of a Headhunter and asked the attendees what market researchers look for in a new company. The live poll results: Collaborative Culture 35% Not surprised this is #1 in what… Read more »

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rural health care crisis

Twenty percent of the U.S. population lives in rural America and most of those citizens are part of a rural health care crisis. Rural populations are older, sicker and less likely to be insured or seek preventative services. They are more likely than their urban counterparts to experience preventative death from heart disease, cancer, unintentional… Read more »

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connect with a Recruiter on LinkedIn

  How to Successfully Connect with a Recruiter on LinkedIn  {Infographic} If you’re not connecting with recruiters on LinkedIn, you could be missing out on recruiter-only openings.  Follow these steps to connect with a recruiter that is right for you. Reset your privacy settings and status. Allow others to see your name and heading when… Read more »