It was a task for our department System Analysis over the year: to find people on 15 system analysts vacancies. 6 vacancies was in my group. The last of the 6 vacancies I closed at the end of December. A 100+ CVs, dozens of primary interviews, 3-5 resulting interviews for each vacancy. In the talk I want to to tell about the experience: career patterns, a typical set of knowledge of the candidates, their mismatch with the job profile and our understanding of analytics in a spherical vacuum.