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The Anecdotal Trap
Anecdotal references are common place throughout many forms of communication and media. This includes news of all formats (print, broadcast, and online), political speeches, marketing, advertising, internal business operations and many others. Anecdotal references serve as supportive evidence to persuade an audience...
June 26, 2020
Hiring Without Confidence is the Norm!
Evaluating strangers over the course of several hours with the intent of investing tens of thousands of dollars per year is a high stakes game of chance. How much can truly be understood about a person’s experience, capabilities, ethics, and overall fit in such a short period of time. Essentially, employers are making decisions...
May 26, 2020
I am a leader, just not in the office!
Leadership is an action that people witness throughout their entire life. It begins the moment we are born by observing doctors, parents, caretakers and continues on through teachers, governing bodies, employers and so forth. We are continuously exposed to numerous examples...
May 19, 2020
Teach me, but only if it's easy...
Great importance is placed upon knowledge. It serves as the foundation for success. The social structure of nearly every country is that individuals must be educated in order to become a viable member of society. Knowledge itself is a huge industry. Think about budgets allocated to public school...
May 14, 2020
What's the difference between tools and skills?
This is a question I ask myself often when reviewing resumes. The second my eyes fall upon the absurdly dense 10 point font ‘Skills and Abilities’ section I immediately sigh and want to skip right past. Typically this section is filled with a list of tools that resemble the music...
May 12, 2020
Lessons in Analytics from The Karate Kid
Not that long ago I arrived at a conclusion over the similarities between The Karate Kid and becoming a Data & Analytics professional. This conclusion is centered around the main character DanielLaRusso, whom is played by Ralph Macchio. More than half the movie chronicles Daniel’s seemingly unrelated chores...
May 7, 2020
Six Reasons Why Hiring Is So Frustrating
First let me start by saying this article does not reference any statistics quoted from questionable online sources. Instead I’m speaking from nearly 20 years of experience as part of fortune 500 companies and successful startups. My experiences, revolving around hiring talent, have been echoed by peers countless times serving as anecdotal confirmation.
April 6, 2020
A New Approach To Training Data & Analytic Talent
It should come as no surprise that Data Science & Analytics has become one of the hottest career choices of the day. It’s nearly impossible to do anything without encountering some type of content referencing AI or Machine Learning. These buzzwords no longer signify a competitive advantage but rather represent table stakes in brand messaging.
April 6, 2020
What If Digital Simulations Could Help Me Land A Job?
Digital simulations have become an important tool in the operations of many companies across multiple industries. The access to data and technical resources capable of processing large sums of information has unlocked countless opportunities.
April 3, 2020
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