Forbes Career Opportunity: Research Analyst, Insights

F orbes Insights is currently seeking a Senior Research Analyst to assist in interpreting data, formulating reports and other day-to-day tasks focused on executive thought leadership and research programs.

The Senior Research Analyst will have the opportunity to work across all phases of the research process, from quantitative and qualitative research design, fieldwork, and analysis and publication. This role offers a lot of opportunity for hands-on work, innovative thinking and autonomy, as well as the experience of working together on growing team.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Supporting research design efforts and survey authoring
  • Survey programming and analysis of survey data
  • Monitoring data acquisition and producing field reports
  • Preparing data reports from survey platform
  • Building presentations based on survey results
  • Fact-checking research and reports
  • Conducting additional data analyses using traditional and advanced methods

 

Requirements/Preferences:

  • Strong analytic and critical thinking skills
  • 2-3+ years relevant research experience
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and manage multiple projects at once
  • Some survey programming experience (i.e. Qualtrics, Confirmit)
  • Data visualization experience (i.e. Tableau)
  • Expertise with Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

 

To apply, click here.

To view all opportunities, click here.

Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company, with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. The company publishes Forbes and Forbes Asia, as well as Forbes.com. The Forbes brand today reaches more than 98 million people worldwide with its business message each month through its magazines and 38 licensed local editions around the globe, Forbes.com, TV, conferences, research, social and mobile platforms. Forbes Media’s brand extensions include conferences, real estate, education, financial services, and technology license agreements.

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Forbes Career Opportunity: Research Analyst, Insights

F orbes Insights is currently seeking a Senior Research Analyst to assist in interpreting data, formulating reports and other day-to-day tasks focused on executive thought leadership and research programs.

The Senior Research Analyst will have the opportunity to work across all phases of the research process, from quantitative and qualitative research design, fieldwork, and analysis and publication. This role offers a lot of opportunity for hands-on work, innovative thinking and autonomy, as well as the experience of working together on growing team.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Supporting research design efforts and survey authoring
  • Survey programming and analysis of survey data
  • Monitoring data acquisition and producing field reports
  • Preparing data reports from survey platform
  • Building presentations based on survey results
  • Fact-checking research and reports
  • Conducting additional data analyses using traditional and advanced methods

 

Requirements/Preferences:

  • Strong analytic and critical thinking skills
  • 2-3+ years relevant research experience
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and manage multiple projects at once
  • Some survey programming experience (i.e. Qualtrics, Confirmit)
  • Data visualization experience (i.e. Tableau)
  • Expertise with Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

To apply, click here.

To view all opportunities, click here.

Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company, with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. The company publishes Forbes and Forbes Asia, as well as Forbes.com. The Forbes brand today reaches more than 98 million people worldwide with its business message each month through its magazines and 38 licensed local editions around the globe, Forbes.com, TV, conferences, research, social and mobile platforms. Forbes Media’s brand extensions include conferences, real estate, education, financial services, and technology license agreements.

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Mutual Investment is Required in “It’s Their Job, But It’s Your Career”

Robert Segall, author of the new book It’s Their Job But It’s Your Career: The Underground Guide to Career Success, is on a mission.

A veteran human resources executive and founder of human resources firm Career Underground, Segall sent me a review copy and explained his inspiration for the career guide for professionals. He noted that the contract between employee and employer is broken. That viewpoint on the implicit employment contract resounds throughout Segall’s prescription for fixing today’s career ailments. Your employer has a responsibility to you, but so do you for achieving your career.

Being good at your job does not mean you are good at your career. In fact, early on in the book, Segall lists ten reasons why we don’t talk about career, as well as an example of how our collective devaluation of career direction can lead to organizational direction.

He offers an account of human resources using lower salaries because people are seen as a cost. He cautions:

“When we become more value to ourselves, we become more valuable to our employers as well. It’s a mistake to think that we are simply more expensive. Instead, we must remember that our value comes from our effect on the workplace and not just the work product….We have failed to recognize this perspective of career as a mutual investment…..”

I tried to imagine how this book best serves its intended audience. The solutions describe enterprise-level environments in general, but they can fit smaller firms more susceptible to keeping employees motivated when advancement opportunities vary wildly. The ideas can be a starting point to how to develop employees to imagine their careers, even if it may mean moving forward from a firm.

That kind of move in the right context can broaden a network for a smaller firm; a win-win aspect. That perspective permeates the ideas Segall advocates. The end result is a bright tone in between the talks about controlling your career, such as this passage:

“We’re in a world filled with people who have no interest in conflict with one another and would rather agree on nearly everything of substance and matter. We seek to be respected, to be able to come together (or apart) as we please. We want our future world to live as brightly as the golden ages of the past…. This globally integrated world creates opportunities for each of us to connect and do business, if only we have the creativity and initiative to meet the opportunity.”

That win-win perspective enhances any encouragement in taking charge of your networking and skill development:

“…if people around us are generally good and want to help us if they can, then it is our responsibility to engage with them as part of our career development.”

The cost of lost engagement can be high. Segall notes what can result from a dysfunctional process in an organization, such as the cost of a poor recruitment program:

“The dysfunctional employer will have to explain to its remaining workforce why it can’t keep its best talent in its ranks, or if it buries its head in the sand and ignores the absence of its key personnel, the staff will be well aware of the corporate dysfunction and the exit trend will continue.”

I can imagine someone giving this book to an employee to show some ideas to what to expect from career management in general. Or it can be given as an inspiration on what a good workplace should promise to its workforce.

Budding entrepreneurs may also find inspiration in the text. As a matter of fact, I recall a conversation with an interested professional that he felt uncomfortable charging someone for his services – comments from Segall can positively inspire entrepreneurs to get past such psychological hang ups:

“It doesn’t matter what you do for a living. You have skills to offer, and they are part of a solution. The solution you choose to work on shows where your passions lie.”

Entrepreneurs can combine this thought with those from Adrienne Graham’s excellent No You Can’t Pick My Brain.

Regardless of the reason, you should read this book to learn why win-win thinking can enhance and bring value to your teams.

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Career options after SSC CGL

SSC offers you very lucrative career options, if you manage to clear CGL 2016. However, it’s not so easy, I must tell you that there is very tough competition as it is a Central Government job.

That means some amazing salary packages and other incentives including free housing, medical support for you and your family,and a post-retirement policy. Basically, a well settled life. And who doesn’t dream for that? So, get yourself pumped up and start preparing for SSC CGL 2016.

As all of you know that SSC offers job under various ministries or departments. You can give your preferences while filling up application form of CGL 2016. You must set your preferences very carefully by thinking over every aspect of that particular department or ministry. Let me tell you some important things, about some of the best departments, so that you can make up your mind and choose the right path for yourself.

Assistant Audit Officer

  • You are asked to help in conducting audits of govt. or public sector organizations and you might be offered a chance to travel during inspection. Sometimes, you are in charge of taking the decisions at the section level which you will have to report to higher officials as well
  • Assistant Audit Officer is a newly added post and if you get selected for it, you are placed in Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG
  • This is a ‘Group B’ post and the grade pay for this is 4,800, which is the highest paid job among the SSC CGL posts

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Promotional Aspects of Assistant Audit Officer

  • First promotion of AAO to Audit officer (Gr. B Gazetted- GP 5400), takes place after 6 years or so. Where you are offered the pay scale of 9300-34800
  • With second promotion, you can become Sr. Audit Officer, after 3 years or so. Pay scale offered to you at this position is 15600- 39100
  • Then comes Deputy Accountant General (15600-39100) and Senior Deputy Accountant General (P.S. 15600-39100)

Inspector (Examiner) (CBEC)

  • If you are lucky enough to get posted in headquarters, as an examiner, than your work will be clerical in nature or file related where you have to verify whether appropriate taxes have been levied on goods moving in and out of the port. And if, you are selected for field job than you will have to verify taxation on goods passing through ports. Uniform is not mandatoryfor you though

You are usually posted in coastal areas and the pay grade you get is of 4,600

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Promotions

This post is the best among all CGLE posts because of the faster promotions you can get here and 1st promotion you grab is after completing 3 years of service.Promotions in this department goes like this:

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Income Tax Inspector

  • Income tax inspector is another best job you can get through CGL 2016 where you have to assess, verify, and process IT records of individuals and businesses.
  • Another thing you have to do is conducting raids for which you might have to travel as well
  • You get the pay band of 9300-34800 as per the pay grade of 4600.
  • To tell you about some of the incentives you are entitled to get with this title are 30 lt. of petrol (if posted on assessment seat), a sim card on which all STD calls of BSNL or MTNL are free

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Promotions

Here, you will have to pass the departmental exam to become eligible for promotions. However, promotions are done on the basis of seniority only, which differs from one zone to another. Remember, once you are promoted to the post of Assistant Commissioner, you become liable for the transfer all over India. But before that, till you are an Income tax Inspector, one can only transfer you within the zone, only if, you are willing to do so. Promotions in Income Tax Department goes on like this:

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Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs

  • This post is all about administrative work like typing, compiling reports, emailing, calling, updating about events, and maintaining the files
  • But, you would like to add this in your list of preferences because of the handsome amount of salary you are offered here, I mean, more than 1 lakh per month along with accommodation, children’s education and foreign posting as well
  • This jobs is a Group B job, with the pay grade of 4600
  • You are posted in Delhi only, with this job

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Promotions

You might get a bit disappointed here, as in MEA, chances of promotion are very less. You can only climb up to the level of Under Secretary and that too directly after 15-17 years or after 8 years, if you manage to clear the departmental exams.