Monthly Archives: December 2013

5 soft skills you need to crack Analytics interviews

A degree and analytics certification is not always enough to get you through the interview. What you need is soft skills to crack the interview for an analytics job.

The analytics industry calls for some core soft skills that often decide the success quotient of analytics jobs. This article explicitly covers on the whys and whereofs of ‘

Top 30 Common Interview Questions

You have graduated and got yourself that sought after analytics qualification. You are now pitching for various analytics job openings. As a fresh student with no work experience, you are obviously wondering what happens when you walk in the door for an interview.

Well, to begin with most companies have some common interview questions that you ought to prepare well for.

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Analytics Career Path – 5 things you must know

Before you plunge headlong into analytics as your chosen career path, you need to know whether you are have the right skills for the fast developing analytics industry.

Once you are confident you have what it takes to be a data analyst or scientist, the next logical step is to e

5 Skills you need to become an Analytics Professional


Looking for a career change or a specialized training that is guaranteed to result in a sizeable salary with plentiful benefits? Then Data science or Analytics is what you need to look at.

With more companies using voluminous data, the demand for data analysts or data scientist

How to learn popular analytics tools on your own – IBM SPSS Statistical software


We wrap up this DIY (Do-It-Yourself) series for learning some popular analytics tools, with the SPSS statistical software.

IBM SPSS Statistics

Learning the SPSS statistical software is no big deal when you have a statistics and computing background.  There are some excellent resour

How to learn popular analytics tools on your own – SAS software suite

SAS Software suite

If you are planning to make your career in analytics or want enhance your CV then you need to get SAS certified. SAS is the software that forms the backbone of the analytics industry, and has today evolved as a tool for data analysis in a BI (Business Intelligence) environment.

The most comprehensive guide t

How to learn popular analytics tools on your own – ‘R’ Statistical Software


‘R’ Statistical Software

Known as the open statistical software, the learning curve for ‘R’ is pretty easy even for non-geeks and non-statistical professionals. This is one software you can definitely master on your own. So to learn the ‘lingua franca’ of data science, let’s get cracking!

R is multi-platform compatible – Windows PC, Mac, Linux, name it and you get

How to learn popular analytics tools on your own – Apache Hadoop

Often it makes sense to learn the basics of the technologies in use before learning them formally. There are plenty of resources on the internet that give you an insight into how you could download for free and work on analytics tools to comprehend the ecosystem.

We begin with open source software projects.

Apache Hadoop

To learn Hadoop, you need to be familiar with the Linux based