Get Familiar With Big Data Now—or Face ‘Permanent Pink Slip’


Very insightful Wall Street Journal article on April 9th, on “Big Data:  Love It of Race ‘Permanent Pink Slip'”.

Journalists Nikki Waller interviews Linda Burtch – an accomplished executive with 30 years as the head of executive recruiter Burtch Works and notes that she “has tracked the rising demand for workers who can understand and manipulate data.”  The interview highlights what “companies want, how mid career professionals can compete and why workers are left behind could face a “permanent pink slip””.

The article is worth reading, as it documents companies’ shift to Big Data, and how they are redefining their workforces to compete by hiring data scientists and other roles

To read the full article on the Wall Street Journal web site, click here.

By Nick Mavrick

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