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If your business is growing at a rapid pace, hiring a data analyst would be beneficial. A data analyst is a professional who can carry out scientific analysis of data to provide and interpret relevant information that aids in timely decisions for your business. But how do you hire the right candidate as a data analyst? Let us find out.

Who is a data analyst? 

A data analyst is a professional who has the ability to make sense of large amounts of data. He can interpret data and convert it into information that you can use to make improvements in your business. 

Basic skills required

Most of the data analysts have strong skills in the following fields

  • Statistics / mathematics / machine learning
  • Software engineering / coding
  • An in-depth understanding of their specialized industry

In addition, a candidate applying for the job of a data analyst has skills in scientific research to easily fit in this role in an organization. One skill that makes a candidate highly desirable in all industries is strong communication skills. It helps the data analyst to convey the results of data analysis in a meaningful manner to the business manager. 

Most applicants have strong skills in 2 of the three fields mentioned above. The data analyst having strong skills in all three fields is referred to as a unicorn and regarded as an ideal candidate for the job of data analyst in a given organization. 

Most important responsibilities of data analyst

  • Ability to identify sources of data
  • Gather data including data that is missing
  • Organizing large quantities of data into categories
  • Analyzing data to get answers to specific questions
  • Developing a database and carrying out its maintenance
  • Evaluation of data from the point  of view of quality
  • Cleaning and purging data
  • Identifying patterns and trends from data
  • Creating useful information for business 
  • Making data reports for the use of different project teams and executives

Desired qualifications of a data analyst

  • Bachelor level degree in math, science, economics, computers, or statistics
  • 2-3 year experience of data mining as a data analyst
  • Proven skills of data analysis including mining and visualization with the ability to work on visualization tools like Tableau, PowerBI, and Business Objects
  • Expertise in technical writing to be able to produce presentations and reports
  • Hands-on experience in Excel and SQL  with a readiness to learn other analytical tools as required by the company

Preferred and desirable skills of a data analyst

  • Strong programming skills in technologies like XML, Java, and ETL
  • Good knowledge of statistical analysis and the ability to work on SAS, SPSS, and Excel
  • Skills to work as a team member in a collaborative environment
  • Proven skills of working with databases such as SAP, Oracle, and SQL server
  • Good interpersonal skills with excellent oral and written communication
  • Good understanding of website scripts like JSON, Javascript, and XML
  • Understanding of marketing tools like Google Analytics, Adobe Marketing Suite, Google Tag Manager, and Google 360

Today, a data analyst is needed in all fields and industries from healthcare to finance to education and entertainment. It is imperative that you choose your data analyst with utmost care, keeping in mind some of the above considerations.

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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Data Analyst

What is the best way to find and hire a Data Analyst near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Data Analyst applicants. Employers posting their Data Analyst job on Indeed get about 14 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Data Analyst applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Data Analyst are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 11 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 14 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Data Analyst positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Data Analyst role?
SMS has 98% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Data Analyst job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Data Analysts are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 150% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Data Analyst applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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