4 Job Search Resolutions for 2016 for Predictive Analysts


The start of a new year is fast approaching and you are still looking for work as a predictive analyst. This is a natural time to reflect back on your job search over the previous months and make plans to do things more effectively in 2016. With that in mind, make these four resolutions:

Resolve Not to Rest on Your Laurels

When you are searching for a job, it can be easy, even logical, to push professional development opportunities to the side. But you are in a unique position right now, and this is a great time to be picking up new skills and credentials. Plus, considering how quickly predictive analysis is evolving, you can’t expect your current skills to remain relevant for long. Continue to make your job search your focus, but also commit to spending time every day/week learning something new. You can do this without investing the time or money necessary for school by working on open source projects, attending professional events, and getting active on message boards.

Resolve to Search Strategically

In the rush to find a new job it’s easy to approach the process chaotically. But your time and effort is much better spent if you first devise a job search strategy and then stick to it rigidly. Identify the companies you want to work for and the kinds of roles you want to take on. Then dedicate a set amount of time to refining your resume/cover letter, looking for work, connecting with companies, preparing for interviews, and following up with hiring managers. The more systematic the process the better. As a predictive analyst, you already know that.

A surprising number of professionals fail to make the most of their professional network when looking for a job. It’s understandable that you’re embarrassed about being out of work, but that’s no reason not to reach out for help. Start reconnecting with members of your network online, over the phone, or ideally in person. At the same time, try to pick up new connections, particularly connections that work for companies/industries that you want to be a part of. Be sure to build these networking efforts into your job search strategy.

Resolve to Keep Your Spirits Up

It doesn’t matter if you have been out of work for a month or a year – searching for a new job can be a frustrating, confusing, and dispiriting process. Even if you experience setbacks, don’t let this cause you to doubt your professional aptitude and future employability. Remember that everyone has been out of work at one point or another, and that wallowing in self-pity is never the way to make the situation better. Keeping a positive outlook even during the rough times helps you stay productive, motivated, energized, and ambitious – exactly the qualities that lead to a successful job search.

The coming year is expected to be a big one for predictive analysis professionals. Make the most of the opportunities coming down the pipeline by working with Artemis Consultants.Artemis_CTA_ContactUs_v02

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