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laid-off

Recruiters want what’s best for both the company and the candidate. It’s all about building and maintaining positive relationships and treating each other respectfully and professionally. Here are a few ways to wreak havoc on the process and make your recruiter hate you.   1. Interview the Recruiter on your First Call Don’t spend time… Read more »

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Data Scientists Oversupply

As with many questions related to Data Scientists, the answer to, Is There an Oversupply of Data Scientists, depends on your definition of Data Scientist. Jeb Stone on Quora.com said recently, “There’s already a significant oversupply of junior or “new” data scientists and a significant undersupply of experienced professionals.” If, as Jeb Stone believes, “40%… Read more »

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phone interview

Preparing for your phone interview will give you the confidence to enjoy the conversation, and joy is infectious. Happy interviewers pursue confident candidates. Here are some tips to make your next phone interview successful.   So, Tell Me About Your Background? If you’re not prepared to hit this question out of the park, just hang… Read more »

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notre dame actuarial pricing

The recent, tragic burning of the Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris highlights the question of how to insure that which is priceless and irreplaceable. The design and construction of historic buildings makes them more vulnerable to damage, especially by fire and particularly during construction. Traditional actuarial valuation methods such as market or acquisition value,… Read more »

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Hiring a data scientist

“Demand for data scientists is off the charts,” so says the LinkedIn Workforce Report from August 2018. “Data Science skills shortages are present in almost every large U.S. city. Nationally, there is a shortage of 151,717 people with data science skills with particularly acute shortages in New York City (34,032), the San Francisco Bay Area… Read more »

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actuary's industry choice

You know the stereotype of an actuary’s industry choice between consulting and insurance, right? Consulting means more money and more variety but worse work/life balance and less job security. Working for an insurance company means garnering in-depth specialization skills, great job security, better support for exam taking, better work/life balance but rigid career path and… Read more »

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best jobs

#1 Software Developer #2 Statistician #3-#16 Health Care Related Positions #17 Mathematician Since Smith Hanley Associates recruits Data Scientists and has for the last 30 years, we are always excited to see our specialty at the top of the “best jobs” lists. For statisticians/data scientists this has been the case for, at least, the last… Read more »