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actuary versus data scientist

You are a math whiz, and you enjoy solving problems, but you love the practical application of your skills not the theoretical math career an academic PhD offers. As you consider your career options before or during your pursuit of your bachelor’s degree, two choices rise to the top. Do you want to be an… Read more »

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negotiating multiple job offers

Congratulations! You received a second job offer within hours of the first and can use one for negotiating with the other before you have to make a final decision. Here are some guidelines on negotiating multiple job offers professionally and effectively. Be Honest As we all learned in kindergarten, never lie. In negotiating multiple job… Read more »

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drug pricing policy making

In May 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump predicted that pharmaceutical manufacturers would “announce voluntary massive drops in prices” after introducing his “American Patients First” 44 page blueprint for reforming drug pricing. This blueprint includes a laundry list of policy ideas but not the one most feared by the pharma industry: allowing the government to negotiate… Read more »

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quitting job

With record low unemployment, a strong economy and a little millennial angst thrown in,  quitting your job right now might be a smart move for better opportunities, better pay, or just interesting travel. Quitting Your Job on Purpose Every 1 in 6 unemployed workers has become unemployed intentionally. This is the highest rate of voluntary… Read more »

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H1B Visa opinions

“Trump is the first of any modern president to advocate for reducing legal immigration,” says Sarah Pierce of the Migration Policy Institute. Some experts predict that fiscal year 2018 which ends September 30 will show a rare decline in the number of immigrants granted permanent legal residency partly due to changes in the H1B Visa… Read more »

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Millennials and Boomers Working Together

As the unemployment rate continues to decline and along with it available candidates, hiring managers need to broaden their definition of their ideal hire. As a recruiter, I often hear that a seasoned candidate, aka older, “won’t understand technology” or “aren’t creative enough.” While with more junior candidates, I hear “they just don’t have enough… Read more »