Opinion

Opinion

Want to become invaluable to your company? Take your vacation days Want to become invaluable to your company? Take your vacation daysBy 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. I did. Again, shocker. LikeRead More
Vetting the quality of a hiring manager and their firm. 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 different. With that in mind, todayRead More
Analyst Pro Tip: Consolidate your data in one place before analyzing it. 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,  careful thought is put intoRead More