Why Learn SQL in 2022 (Analyzing Real Job Data)
Learning SQL might not be as “sexy” as learning Python or R, but it’s a fundamental skill for almost every data scientist and data analyst job. Here’s why.Read More
How to Become a Data Scientist (Step-by-Step) in 2022
Data scientists are in extreme demand, and for good reason — data scientists are doing everything from creating self-driving cars to automatically captioning images. If you want to know how to become a data scientist, then you’re in the right place. I’ve been where you are, and now I want to help. A decade ago, […]Read More
8 Data Analyst Skills Employers Need to See in 2022
What are 5 real-world tasks that cover most of the skills someone needs to be hired as a data analyst?Read More
Data Engineer, Data Analyst, Data Scientist — What’s the Difference?
In the fast-growing field of data, the “big three” job roles are data engineer, data analyst, and data scientist. Figure out which is the best fit for you.Read More
How to Overcome That Awkward Silence in Interviews
By Jillian Kramer We’ve all been there: what we thought was an excellent interview quickly degrades as we sit with the hiring manager in silence—left only to wonder what we have done wrong to encourage our colleague to stop speaking entirely. (Talk about awkward!) And so, we get it: “The silence in an interview is […]Read More
Preparing for the Data Science Job Hunt
Editor’s note: This piece was written in collaboration with SwitchUp, an online platform for researching and reviewing technology learning programs. Erica Freedman is a Content Specialist at SwitchUp. Job hunting is stressful, especially if you’re moving into an entirely new field. In this post, I give tips on finding data science jobs, looking up salaries, […]Read More
An In-Depth Style Guide for Data Science Projects
Data science projects are becoming more important in the world of data analysis, so it’s important to understand best practices and styles for data science projects.Read More
Take These 7 Small Steps To Make a Big Career Move
By Michele Lando One of the biggest fears many people face when it comes to career development is how to change or transition careers without getting pigeonholed into one industry or field. Believe it or not, changing careers isn’t as difficult as you may think. To make things a little less intimidating, here are 7 […]Read More
How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome For Good
I was working at a job I loved when I started to wonder whether I was a bit of a fraud. Digital strategy and client service was my forte. But when I was offered extra responsibilities that suddenly had me leading meetings with top affiliate global marketers (while I had minimal experience in that field), […]Read More
What Does it Mean to Be a Senior Data Scientist?
This post is partly for myself and based on various peoples conversations – it is also inspired by On Being a Senior Engineer. I’m trying to answer questions like ‘what do we expect from a Senior Data Scientist’. My job title is ‘Senior Data Scientist’ and I often joke I’ve no idea what that means. […]Read More
Fixing Education: Motivation and Freedom
Public education, at least in the US, only ever exposes you to one way of learning—top-down hierarchy, and assignments. While some people thrive in this environment, I am not one of them. After college, I was thrown into the world with a 2.1 GPA, no real skills, and no idea of what to do next. […]Read More
How to Write a Bootcamp Review that Actually Helps People
Editor’s note: This post was written as part of a collaboration with SwitchUp, an online platform for researching and reviewing technology learning programs. Erica Freedman is a Content and Client Services Specialist at SwitchUp. Data Science is a rapidly growing industry. From university programs to week-long cohorts, it can be difficult to decide where to […]Read More
How to Get Your First Job as a Data Scientist.
Many aspiring data scientists focus on doing Kaggle competitions as a way to build their portfolios. Kaggle is an excellent way to practice, but it should only be one of many avenues you use to work on data science projects. This is because Kaggle competitions only focus on a narrow part of data science work. […]Read More
What is a Data Engineer?
Data engineers build pipelines that prepare and transform data for data scientists. We explore what a data engineer does, and why the role is necessary.Read More
How to get a data science job
You’ve done it. You just spent months learning how to analyze data and make predictions. You’re now able to go from raw data to well structured insights in a matter of hours. After all that effort, you feel like it’s time to take the next step, and get your first data science job. Unfortunately for […]Read More