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coronavirus

  Coronavirus  is believed to have originated in a live animal market in Wuhan, China.  The rapid spread of this virus,  partly due to the level of contagion in individuals before they show any symptoms of infection, and even with a low fatality rate, has energized public and private organizations. The outbreak was declared a… Read more »

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successfully connecting with a recruiter

If you are conducting a job search and are not connecting with recruiters on LinkedIn, you are probably missing out on many recruiter-only openings.  Follow these steps to find and successfully connect with a recruiter that is right for you. Reset Your Privacy Setting and Status Allow others to see your name and heading when… Read more »

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refreshing your resume

As the end of the first quarter nears and most bonus payouts will have happened, take a few minutes to review and spend time refreshing your resume.  It always pays to keep an updated and prepared resume ready. Change the Font Resist the urge to use color, graphs, tables or symbols on your resume, but… Read more »

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HR Misconception

In this age of LinkedIn and contract talent acquisition, some believe that the need for an Executive Recruiter has gone away.  Fight your HR misconception because this IS NOT accurate. HR Misconception 1 By using LinkedIn internal staff can be as effective in sourcing candidates as any recruiting firm.  In this job market of extremely… Read more »

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data science salaries

In August 2018 LinkedIn reported that there was a shortage of 151,717 people with data science skills in the United States.  A January 2019 report from Indeed showed a 29% increase in demand for data scientists year over year and a 344% increase since 2013.  They also reported that searches by job seekers skilled in… Read more »

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market research top trends

It’s an exciting time to be a market researcher particularly if you are gifted in understanding and applying new technology.  Here’s what we see as the 2020 market research top trends. Video Analysis Cisco predicts that video traffic will dominate other types of traffic taking an 80% share of the global market.  This is live… Read more »

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data science salary expectations

There are many salary tables out there telling you what you should make at each step in your actuarial career. What they don’t clarify are all the different factors that can influence your actuarial salary. Location The first question on the Payscale.com salary tool  on the Society of Actuaries website is location. You must fill… Read more »