Category Archives for "Data Science Career Tips"

How to Write a Great Data Science Resume

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 […]

How to Find an Entry-Level Job in Data Science

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome For Good

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 […]

Want a Job in Data? Learn This.

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, […]

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. […]

How to become a data scientist

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 […]

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 […]

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