Forrester Research is hiring -- become an analyst or researcher on our global social applications team
by Josh Bernoff
If you see how fast corporate investments in social technology are growing, it won't surprise you to learn that Forrester is hiring. We're expanding our team in the wake of all the interest stirred up by Groundswell.
We're hiring for the positions of senior analyst and researcher. These are plum jobs, because they will put you right in the center of transformation that's happening as companies begin to embrace social applications.
I've been an analyst for 13 years and it's the most fun I've ever had in a job. You'll spend your time speaking with people in companies who are actually implementing social applications, gathering information about what works, what doesn't, and where the industry is going. This, combined with our extensive consumer research data, forms the basis of our research content. You write documents on topics of interest to clients or work with clients on how to build these applications.
In the analyst job, we're looking for people with real experience building these social applications for businesses, either at a company, in an agency, or in a technology vendor.
The researcher job is a little different, since it focuses directly on the data collection. The researchers help write and analyze the results of the surveys we use and help write research documents driven off the data. That's why the researcher job requires a strong statistical backgrounds with survey experience.
Our current analysts on this team are working in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Foster City, California; New York; London, Paris, Amsterdam, Sydney.
You could work with us in any of these places, or elsewhere. For this position, due to the need to collaborate freely, we're most inclined to hire analysts who can work in Cambridge or Foster City.
Forrester is an extremely collegial place, with analysts around the world collaborating freely with each other. We keep driving forward into new areas of knowledge. Working here is a blast.