Analyst quality is vastly more important than analyst quantity.
Look for enthusiasm, curiosity, and a thirst for knowledge.
Talent attracts talent.
More advanced positions require a different mind-set:
- Strong intuition and ability to think “outside the box”
- Attention to detail while seeing the bigger picture
- Ability to pick up new concepts; thirst for knowledge
- Desire to script and automate repetitive parts of the job.
Written and oral communication
Ability to thrive on high ops tempo, high-stress environments
Strong team player
Ability to provide on-the-job training and knowledge sharing to other analysts
Self-initiative with strong time management
Solid sense of integrity and identification with the mission.