12.21.2018

Alaant Advisor

Future Recruiting Needs, Women in STEM Jobs, Best Qualities in a Job Interview, Soft Skills Gaps and more

Future Recruiting Needs,
+ About the Alaant Advisor
The Alaant Advisor is our column focused on all things going on in the world of recruiting, job placement, and search. Think of it as your weekly briefing—a handy, quick guide to what's going on.

Here's what's happening this week:

Hot Candidates of the Week!

These are two of the best candidates we've seen this week. If you would like more information on either candidate, please reach out to us right away.

Office Administration

Albany, NY
  • Very outgoing with a positive mindset
  • Bachelor of Arts in Computer Arts
  • Brings almost ten years of office and administrative experience
  • Database and MS Excel spreadsheet maintenance
  • Entry level experience with SalesForce and Quickbooks; basic level AP/AR
  • Familiar with calendar scheduling, arranging travel and reservations
  • Comfortable with customer service; handling phone calls and receptionist duties
  • Proficient with MS Office

Certified SAS Developer

Hartford, CT
  • SAS Certified Base, Advanced and Predictive Modeling Developer with experience in design, development and implementation of analytical solutions with profound exposure in banking, financial and collection industries.
  • Automation Programmer utilizing SAS to extract transform and load (ETL) various data sources including flat files, spreadsheets, SQL tables and datasets to Network and FTP end points leveraging automation and reducing manual intervention.
  • Versed in Data Analysis, Manipulation and Report Generation using large datasets to produce business intelligence metrics reporting while enhancing performance and reducing server CPU utilization.
  • Gathered, analyzed and documented business requirements and processes for medium to large-scale systems projects. Enhanced process improvements to increase efficiency and streamline business processes.
  • Impact Analyst responsible for documented 8000+ fields, data sources and program details for firm-wide migration upgrade transitioning from Legacy collections systems to Fidelity FIS systems during technology refresh ensuring accuracy of data mapping, data mart development and downstream business line impacts.
  • Robust Professional Experience in Data Analysis, Application Development, Data Cleansing, Normalization and SAS Reporting.
  • Exceptional verbal and written and strong communication skills explaining complex technical concepts and applications to both technical and non-technical audiences at ease including senior management, operations and risk business lines.
  • Reporting Team Lead with 5+ years’ experience leading project initiatives, managing dynamic production environmental changes and driving project goals to completion.
  • Utilized SAS/ACCESS and PROC SQL to connect to Oracle, Teradata, MS Access relational databases via ODBC connections using pass-through queries to standardize data marts and generate cross-platforms.
  • Statistical Analyst with exposure in Linear/Logistic Regression, GLM, Decision Trees, ANOVA and Predictive Modeling.
  • He has a great personality and a very professional manner.

About the Author

Miranda March Digital Strategist for Alaant Workforce Solutions

Miranda March, Digital Communications Specialist

Miranda has a real knack for connecting the dots between employers and job seekers. She prides herself on keeping a pulse on the national and local hiring markets. In her downtime, she enjoys cooking new foods and spending time with her family. A little-known fact about Miranda is her love of video games, new and old.

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