Want to become invaluable to your company? Take your vacation days

By Alexandra Blanc   You read that right. A year into my career at a Big Four consulting firm, I went through a bad burnout. Shocker. While the competitive and fast paced nature of my job pushed me to work harder, faster, better every day, that wasn’t the only factor that led me to burnout. … Continue reading Want to become invaluable to your company? Take your vacation days

Vetting the quality of a hiring manager and their firm.

There are lots of companies out there, and lots of hiring managers to work for—but how can you tell if they’re any good? Often, we’re so focused on landing a job in the field of our choice that we forget that every industry is filled with bad managers and dysfunctional teams, and Analytics is no … Continue reading Vetting the quality of a hiring manager and their firm.

PowerPoint Basics: Building a slide for your deck.

Today we’re going to talk about the basics of formatting a deck in PowerPoint. Before we start, it’s important to note that many companies have their own philosophies and methodologies around presenting and presentation building—what I am going to try to show here are some fundamental characteristics of a good presentation slide that will serve … Continue reading PowerPoint Basics: Building a slide for your deck.

Analyst Pro Tip: Consolidate your data in one place before analyzing it.

We picked up this seemingly obvious tip from the software development world--but it applies for data analysis quite nicely. In SD, there is a very precise set of rules which programmers follow to make sure that any changes they have to make while they build are easily trackable and reversible. In web dev in particular,  … Continue reading Analyst Pro Tip: Consolidate your data in one place before analyzing it.

Overview: Relational Databases and Structured Query Languages (SQL)

Today we’re going to go over the concept of relational databases—what they are and how they work. We will also take a look at structured query languages and how they are used to interact with relational databases, including presenting and going over a common sample interview question you may come across. By the end of … Continue reading Overview: Relational Databases and Structured Query Languages (SQL)