PowerPoint tutorial: Present like a management consultant…for analysts

PowerPoint tutorial: Present like a management consultant…for analysts

The most frustrating thing for many analysts is to have a great idea, but to have senior executives not interested or unwilling to act.  You can spend weeks, or even months, carefully pulling data, analyzing trends, and developing business cases for a change.  Then all of that goes to waste if when presented to theRead more about PowerPoint tutorial: Present like a management consultant…for analysts[…]

Are you having trouble finding an analytics job without experience?  Here is how to get experience without a formal role.

Are you having trouble finding an analytics job without experience? Here is how to get experience without a formal role.

Who else wants to get a job in analytics? Part four – how to get experience   You need experience to get a job and you need a job to gain experience. Everyone has heard this catch-22. This scenario exists in many areas and analytics is one of them. What can you do about it?Read more about Are you having trouble finding an analytics job without experience? Here is how to get experience without a formal role.[…]

Are you failing to provide these precise details about your experience when you interview?

Are you failing to provide these precise details about your experience when you interview?

Who else wants to get a job in analytics? Part three – how to frame your experience   Hiring managers typically agree that they would prefer a candidate with real world analytics experience that created value rather than someone with the right education but no track record. However, that does not mean that all experienceRead more about Are you failing to provide these precise details about your experience when you interview?[…]

Do you want to get a job in analytics too? Part two – the soft skills

Do you want to get a job in analytics too? Part two – the soft skills

The difference between top tier analysts and run of the mill ones is usually soft skills, not technical ones. Of course technical skills are important; more and deeper skills enable broader and deeper analysis. But it is usually the soft skills which enable analysts to drive beyond the obvious, overcome roadblocks, and develop intelligence whichRead more about Do you want to get a job in analytics too? Part two – the soft skills[…]

Do you want a job in analytics too?  Part 1 – the skills you need

Do you want a job in analytics too? Part 1 – the skills you need

So you’ve decided that you want to go into analytics? Great. Now it’s time to identify the skills needed for the specific job you are targeting and create a plan for developing them.  I will cover this in three posts; the hard skills needed to perform the job, the soft skills needed to perform theRead more about Do you want a job in analytics too? Part 1 – the skills you need[…]

Do you want a job in analytics but are confused about what different titles mean?

Do you want a job in analytics but are confused about what different titles mean?

What is the difference between a data scientist and a business intelligence analyst?  What about a data analyst?  The difference between them is confusing and there is a good reason for that: there’s no generally agreed upon definition for any one of those. This applies to several other types of analytics related jobs out thereRead more about Do you want a job in analytics but are confused about what different titles mean?[…]