The Top 7 Actuarial Industry Disruptors for 2017

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The actuarial recruiters at Smith Hanley Associates would like to share our view of the 7 Key Industry Disrupters that actuaries must pay close attention to in 2017. In the ever evolving, ever more complex insurance environment, here is what to watch out for.   1. Smart Cars For everyone that attended this years Annual… Read more »

Meet the Team: Lindsey Bartlett, Market Research Recruiting Practice Lead

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  Lindsey Bartlett is all about two C’s – Chicago and Creativity.  Born and raised in Chicago, Lindsey loves the history and architecture and, at least, the summer weather in her hometown.  Her other C is creativity.  She loves to read, write and paint and work with creative market researchers.  She finds her candidates and… 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 »

Meet the Team: Nihar Parikh, Biostatistics Recruiter

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If you look real fast, you can see Nihar Parikh speeding around the streets of Chicago on his new carbon fiber bike.  To survive those busy and icy streets, Nihar uses the same skills that make him a great recruiter:  steadiness, speed and efficiency.  Nihar has proven himself to be an insightful assessor of technical… Read more »

Meet the Team: Eda Zullo, Pharmaceutical Commercial Analytics Recruiter

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Eda Zullo is a dynamo.  The top performing recruiter at Smith Hanley Associates, she brings her years of experience and sense of urgency to every pharmaceutical commercial analytics candidate and client conversation.  It also doesn’t hurt that she is warm and friendly and just fun to work with.  Of course, warmth is something she seeks… Read more »

Meet the Team: Nihar Parikh, Analytics and Data Science Recruiter

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If you look real fast, you can see Nihar Parikh speeding around the streets of Chicago on his new carbon fiber bike.  To survive those busy and icy streets, Nihar uses the same skills that make him a great recruiter:  steadiness, speed and efficiency.  Nihar has proven himself to be an insightful assessor of technical… Read more »

Meet the Team: Nancy Darian, Analytics and Data Science Recruiter

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Go Cubbies!  Ever since Nancy Darian relocated to the Chicago area to attend Northwestern University she has been a die-hard Cubs fan.  Her dreams came true this year when the Cubs won the World Series.  She would like to help you realize your career dreams in analytics and data science.  Put her 12 years of statistical… Read more »

Asking Everyone and their Brother for Resume Advice

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Asking Everyone for Resume Advice

I’m not going to tell you not to seek out resume advice. People feel very exposed when asking someone to critique their personal resume. Naturally they turn to people who love them to give the advice. Unless the people who love you work in the same line of work as you, they CANNOT comment on the… Read more »

Love Statistics? What Are Your Career Options?

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Career Options for People that Love Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of statisticians will grow 34% from 2014 to 2024. 50% more bachelor’s degrees and 21% more master’s degrees in statistics were granted from 2003 to 2015. Online data science course development and participation is booming. If you love the idea of a career in statistics, what are… Read more »

8 Summary Statement No-no’s

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Summary Statement No Nos

The eight seconds of attention you have from an employer means your resume has to capture their interest quickly. A terrific summary statement can do that. A bad one means they won’t even read the rest of your resume. Here are eight no-no’s for writing your summary statement. 1. Assume an objective is as good… Read more »