How to Transition from Academia to Corporate Data Science

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A 2015 Moody’s study predicted that the closure rates of small colleges and universities will triple in the coming years and mergers will double. This rate could lead to 15 institutions a year shutting their doors for good.  The pursuit of tenure track academic positions becomes more difficult and more risky as a result.  Opening… Read more »

Counter Offer – Career Kiss of Death

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You’ve accepted a new job. You go to your current boss and resign. Flattering words about your value to your current organization and flattering changes to your compensation and your job description ensue. You find yourself seriously considering staying at the job you just resigned from.     More than 50% of all employees who… Read more »

6 Things Market Research Job Searchers Are Asking For

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There are many pieces to the market researcher’s career puzzle.  Here are the six trends we have seen candidates focusing on during their job search over the past year.   6. Industry When asked if they would be interested in working in a new industry the majority of candidates say yes. There are many commonalities… Read more »

Hadoop: 7 Elementary Questions Answered

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Q: Where did the crazy Hadoop name come from? A: It is the name of a pet elephant belonging to one of the Founder’s sons. In 2002 Doug Cutting (the one with the son and the elephant) was working at Internet Archive (a non-profit digital library with a mission of universal access to all knowledge)… Read more »

Job Hoppers – To Hire or Not to Hire?

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A 2014 CareerBuilder study found that 43% of employers won’t consider a candidate who’s had short tenures with several employers. Why? 74% of those candidates won’t stay with a firm longer than two years. But a firm policy of ruling out all job hoppers isn’t keeping pace with the times. The American workforce was 36%… Read more »

The Three Ways To Talk About Your Salary

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There seems to be a lot of confusion out there about how revealing to be with your salary information in your job search. There was recently a linkedin influencer post that said never reveal your salary to your recruiter or to the company that wants to hire you. Wrong! I couldn’t disagree with that post… Read more »

Reference Preparation as part of a Proactive Career Development Strategy

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At every point in your career, whether you are conducting a job search or not, you should have three references ready and waiting for submission to potential employers.  This discipline will require you to keep in touch with previous supervisors and mentors on a regular basis.  Keeping references “primed” on your behalf is a top… Read more »