Are YOU a Predictably Irrational Analyst?

Posted by bkloss | Analytics,YouTube | Saturday 21 February 2009 2:31 am

Let’s begin the conversation with a little attention test.  Please count the number of passes the white team makes in the video below.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU COUNT THE NUMBER OF PASSES!!!!!!!!

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SAS Resume Tools

Posted by bkloss | Data Visualisation,SAS | Wednesday 4 February 2009 10:00 pm

Although you may consider yourself an Analyst, during your job search you need to think like a salesman . Every interaction with a prospective employer is a golden opportunity to sell yourself. Submitting a resume is equivalent to cold calling a client so stick your foot in the door by connecting quickly with the hiring manager. At a glance, this person needs to see what they’re looking for or else your resume will hit the bottom of the pile, or worse, the paper shredder.

The simple tools provided below turn any SAS Job resume into a targeted sales weapon. The first visualization displays the words that occur most commonly among 450 SAS job postings from SASJobs.BlogSpot.com and SASJobs.com . Make sure you address each of these terms appropriately in your resume and personal statement. The bigger the word, the more commonly it was used- act accordingly. If you want to drill down even further, click on the layout drop down to increase the maximum number of terms shown.

These Visualizations work best in Fire Fox    ————-      Make sure to have Java enabled

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Geospatial Analytics Tip: Excel Joins with ArcGIS

Posted by bkloss | Geospatial Analytics | Monday 22 September 2008 6:00 pm

Geospatial analysis is becoming more and more prevalent in the field of analytics.  Maps are invaluable for visualization and trend discovery.  Perhaps more importantly they can bring an instant WOW factor to your next report or presentation.

This article provides a brief tutorial on how to join excel data to a map using ArcGIS, then display the results in a stimulating manner.

Ask yourself, what looks better…

boring excel table finished map

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