Will Data Scientists Replace Actuaries?

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As we embark on what should be an eventful 2018, there’s quite a bit that actuaries should be mindful of. From rising political tensions to tax reform the future is somewhat unclear, but job security is one area where actuaries seem to be well situated. While enjoying some Christmas cheer with colleagues I was asked… Read more »

Competing for Talent in a Candidate Driven Market

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Competing for Talent in a candidate driven market can be tricky to navigate. To be successful requires the understanding of a few key data points: the fundamentals of supply and demand, unemployment rates and labor statistics, the value your organization can offer, and efficiency. Having a clear understanding of these key points will certainly help… Read more »

2017 Data Scientist Trends

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Rise in Data Scientists At Smith Hanley Associates our clients continue to prioritize filling Data Scientist openings. With the wealth of digital data in the marketplace we project that Data Scientist openings will continue to increase exponentially in 2018. What do employers want Data Scientists to do? Data Scientists are hired to uncover patterns in… Read more »

CRC Chicago 2017 – Get Excited!

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The last blog I posted was 3 Reasons Why You Should Attend a Market Research Conference, and now the Corporate Researchers Conference (CRC) is upon us. Are you attending to build meaningful relationships, get fresh ideas and, perhaps, speak directly to your target audience? It’s been about three long years since the CRC has been… Read more »

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 »

You Don’t Need a Data Scientist to Talk to Your Data

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Natural Language Processing got a boost in utilization and exposure through Tableau’s recent acquisition of ClearGraph in early August. Data Scientist’s are using data visualization for storytelling that can sway the hearts and minds of their company’s decision makers. Now those decision makers can ask the database for the information they want in the same… Read more »

Mind-Boggling Big Data Statistics – Fact or Fiction?!

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Every statistic about Big Data is mind-boggling but many of them seem to be without cited sources and are used over and over again as they take on a life and an accepted truth of their own on the internet. We’ve made some comparisons between a September 2015 blog by Forbes and more recent statistics…. Read more »

Unconventional Resumes – DON’T DO IT!

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You’ve worked hard. Your education, your experience, your skills are right in line with the job you are applying for. You’ve created a clear and concise resume that accurately reflects this, but something’s missing. How do you make your resume stand out from the 500 other applicants? You are thinking about turning your resume into… Read more »

Medical Affairs Career? You’re Certifiable!

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Being board certified in any healthcare related career has proven to be impactful. It is a credential that resonates because of its association with board certified physicians. That positive relationship can now be yours in your pharmaceutical medical affairs career. The Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist or BCMAS is a credential that goes right up… Read more »