Going into an interview for a data science job? Here are some actionable tips for preparing for the variety of interview formats you might encounter.
Being a jack-of-all-trades may not be the best approach when it comes to building your data science career.
There’s no doubt that data scientists are in high demand. But the dearth of data scientists at higher levels, in combination with the “sexiest job” media hype, have attracted a lot of new blood to the profession. That’s caused a bit more competition than you might be expecting when it comes to entry-level positions. So how can you […]
Applying for data science jobs? Don’t make a mistake in your project portfolio or Github that could rule you out right out of the gate!
Thinking about kickstarting a career in data analytics? These 10 high-paying jobs may just be the motivation you need to learn more about the data science industry and gain the specific skills you need to succeed.
What can you do to make your data science job applications stand out and get hired as a data scientist? Here are some high- and low-risk strategies.
Writing a resume for data science job applications is rarely a fun task, but it is a necessary evil. The majority of companies require a resume in order to apply to any of their open jobs, and a resume is often the first layer of the process in getting past the “Gatekeeper” — the Recruiter […]
Briana Brownell knows a thing or two about data science. Before founding the data analytics and machine learning firm Purestrategy.ai, she worked with a variety of companies from startups to Fortune 500 firms on marketing and analytics. She’s also worked on a variety of cool data science and machine learning projects, doing things like teaching […]
When it comes to relative newcomers in the Data Science field, there aren’t many out there doing better than Alyssa Columbus. Although she just graduated from college earlier this year, she already has a full-time data scientist role at Pacific Life, a laundry list of conference and symposium speaking engagements, and has founded a local […]
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 […]
By Sarah Johnson 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 […]
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. […]
Why mastering a 50-year-old programming language is the key to getting a data science job. SQL is old. There, I said it. I first heard about SQL in 1997. I was in high school, and as part of a computing class we were working with databases in Microsoft Access. The computers we used were outdated, […]
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. […]
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 […]