Burtch Works is a top executive recruiting firm specializing in data science, predictive analytics, and marketing research talent. This deck shares our top insights on how professionals in these fast-growing fields can manage their careers!
Burtch Works Top Career Tips for Analytics, Data Science, & Marketing Research
Top Career Tips:
Analytics, Data Science,
and Marketing Research
The best time to start looking
for a new job is before you have to
There is no “perfect” time to change jobs,
but here are things to keep in mind:
Are you learning new skills?
Is your skillset current?
Do you feel challenged?
Are you growing your
expertise or experience?
Career moves can
average salary increase
when changing jobs
Proactively manage your career
Join professional organizations
and other groups
Attend conferences or meetups
Keep your LinkedIn profile
Network in your industry
Stay current on industry trends,
developments, tools, and skills
Crafting an impactful resume:
Demonstrate your impact, not just your job
Establish progression throughout your career
Tailor your resume to each role
Include data sources used, tools, methodologies,
industries, and other relevant details
Resume Best Practices
Include legal name and contact info
Use consistent formatting for headings, etc.
Bullet objectives: show tools/methods you
used plus how your work impacted the project
Bullet format: problem > how you addressed
the problem > project outcome
Include interests and hobbies only if relevant
Be cautious about using design elements!
PDF the final version(s) with the job title
Learning new tools? New industry?
• Do you want to expand your skillset?
• Opening new doors or more of the same?
To manage or not to manage?
• Management is not the only viable path!
• Stand out and make an impact or have a bigger
team to learn from?
• Do you enjoy wearing lots of hats?
• Set processes vs. building/shaping the role?
• Does this role have room for growth?
• A stepping stone or a promotion?
Other topics to consider:
• Benefits/additional perks
• Location or relocation
• Work/life balance
Titles may not be consistent
in different companies and
Ask questions during the
hiring process so that you
understand the role.
How to create targeted resumes
Research as much
as you can!
• Strategies and goals
• Interviewers/hiring managers
• Review LinkedIn profiles
• Are they published?
Mentioned in an article?
Wrote a blog?
• Job description and
• Original posting
• Any correspondence
Know how long you’ll be
Research the company and role,
to see which of your examples
will be the most relevant.
Does your interviewer have a
Does your interviewer have a
role on the team you’ll be
working on? Are they in HR?
Have examples prepared for
tools/methodologies from the
Make sure to answer
the “So What”
• What were the
results/outcome of your
• What were your
• What is the reason that
you’re bringing it up in this
• What does it demonstrate
about your skills?
• What did you learn?
• Direct relationships with marquee companies
• Clients including Fortune 50 firms, hedge funds,
growing startups, and more
• Resumes go directly to the hiring manager
• Opportunities nationwide
• Work across industries
We partner with top-shelf firms
We have unmatched knowledge of
the talent landscape
► We’re specialized in a variety of quantitative fields
► Trusted experts in these fast-growing areas
► Continuous interactions through webinars, flash surveys, industry
► Years of monitoring career progression
► Referrals from trusted sources
► Deep understanding of industry trends through conversations with the
► Swift process; continuous communication; flexibility
CRM & Database Marketing
Internet of Things (IoT)
SEO | SEM
Supply Chain Optimization
Some of our areas of expertise:
We’re a trusted resource
Comprehensive salary and demographic
reports for our main specialty areas:
- Data science
- Predictive analytics
- Marketing research
Website, blog, and job board trafficked by
thousands of quantitative professionals
Recognized by Forbes as one of America’s
Best Recruiting Firms
Frequently interview by the press:
We’re the authority
Salary reports and other hiring market
research available for:
Predictive Analytics, Data Science, and
Marketing Research Professionals
Our studies contain
Accurate data collected
directly from professionals
Compensation & hiring trends
Salaries examined by years of experience,
industry, education and other factors
Salary means, medians, and quartiles
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