What are 5 real-world tasks that cover most of the skills someone needs to be hired as a data analyst?
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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), I […]
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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
In the fast-growing field of data, three main roles have emerged. These include data engineer, data analyst, and data scientist. Understanding the job duties of each of these roles can help you determine whether one might be a good fit for your career path.
Data science is one of the most buzzed about fields right now, and data scientists are in extreme demand. And with good reason — data scientists are doing everything from creating self-driving cars to automatically captioning images. Given all the interesting applications, it makes sense that data science is a very sought-after career. Data science […]
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 […]