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salary expectations

Yes, a number of states don’t allow employers to ask your current salary, but they can still ask what your salary expectations are as part of the interview process. Here’s how to prepare an informed answer that will sound reasonable and hopefully get you what you want. Salary History If you are in a state… Read more »

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strategy for interviewing data scientists

In our current, dramatically low unemployment environment, positions with high demand for candidates, like data science, require an effective strategy for pursuing and for interviewing. Improve your process and your success in hiring by following this strategy for interviewing data scientists. Carefully Select Your Interview Panel Leverage the knowledge of your existing team as part… Read more »

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Happy July 4th

We hope you have a very happy and safe celebration on July 4.  Your recruiters at Smith Hanley Associates.

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statistics rebranding?

As recruiters in the analytical space for almost 40 years, our first reaction was eh, Data Science, just another name for statistical analysis. We were wrong. Data Science requires a set of skills that includes statistics but isn’t limited to statistical analysis. Silicon Valley question-and-answer website, Quora.com had some interesting exchanges on this topic. Statisticians… Read more »

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Artificial Intelligence

Automation is widely used in the market research industry and has effectively saved time and money for many firms. When a task is automated, software follows the instructions given. The dramatic innovation offered by Artificial Intelligence over automation is the learning that occurs in the system itself, without human intervention. Here are six dramatic impacts… Read more »

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Greatest Weakness Interview Question

How best to answer the interview question, What is your greatest weakness? Also disguised as: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? What are the parts of this job that will be the most challenging for you? What is something you could have done differently? What would your boss/co-workers/clients say… Read more »

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MSL Salary Negotiation

According to the 2017 MSL Society Salary Survey, only 31% of Medical Science Liaisons offered a new job or an annual salary increase at their existing company negotiated for a larger base. When they put forth the effort to negotiate their increase was an average of 9%. With MSL salaries averaging $150,000, that 9% raise… Read more »

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Data Science Team

At the 2019 Pharmaceutical Marketing Science Association Conference in San Diego over 300 pharma analytic professionals attended multiple presentations on the conference theme of “How to Design the Right Analytics Campaign that will Reach Your Targeted Market.” The most relevant constant across all of those presentations was the need for a data scientist on your… Read more »