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How Jim Became a Business Intelligence Consultant

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By John Pauler
Oct 28, 2021

When Jim Carnegie's company announced impending COVID layoffs, he decided to retrain and make the career pivot from HR generalist to business intelligence specialist.

He rolled up his sleeves, learned the skills needed for a data career, and used his employer as practice. He just started digging into their data to find opportunities. When Jim found a way to save his employer LOTS of money and streamline a messy process, they offered him a new role. Jim turned it down, because he knew it was time to go off on his own and launch a niche Human Resources analytics consultancy, Mosaic People Analytics.

These days, he's crushing it for his clients, like the one he recently saved over $1M USD for! And the best part is, he's loving every minute of it.

Jim offers some great advice for aspiring data people...

If I had to give one piece of advice to people starting out on this journey, take the initiative and start your journey now...Just start using these skills now. Use your current employer as practice like I did...learning Power BI, Power Query, SQL, Tableau, whatever, will significantly increase your profile, employability, and ultimately your earning potential.

If you want more like this, check out this quick video from Jim below:

For folks who are interested in learning more about what Jim and Mosaic People Analytics can do for your company, here are the best ways to connect with him:

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John Pauler

John brings over a decade of business intelligence experience to the Maven team, having worked with companies ranging from Fortune 500 to early stage startups. As a MySQL expert, he has played leadership roles across analytics, marketing, SaaS and product teams.

John brings over a decade of business intelligence experience to the Maven team, having worked with companies ranging from Fortune 500 to early stage startups. As a MySQL expert, he has played leadership roles across analytics, marketing, SaaS and product teams.

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