Practical AI Practical AI #81

Building a career in Data Science

Emily Robinson, co-author of the book Build a Career in Data Science, gives us the inside scoop about optimizing the data science job search. From creating one’s resume, cover letter, and portfolio to knowing how to recognize the right job at a fair compensation rate.

Emily’s expert guidance takes us from the beginning of the process to conclusion, including being successful during your early days in that fantastic new data science position.


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2020-03-17T00:58:24Z ago

What interests me in data science is that data science brings many areas of expertise together. The combination of statistics, programming, and business coming together to solve problems in new and exciting ways. Data science is applicable to virtually every field: medicine, sports, finance etc. I play around with data sets and this allows me to explore various interests and gain insights into a topic.

2020-03-17T01:06:35Z ago

The Build a Data Science Career will help me get some much needed guidance on making a transition into a data science position. I think it will really help me gain insight into what it is exactly recruiters are looking for when hiring for an analyst or data scientist position.

2020-03-18T16:01:04Z ago

Though I don’t seek a position in data science, I seek to understand and include the field better into all the aspects of our life in systems and services development. To learn how to analyze the world and data opens new ways to see how we could enable more positions where we can utilize the expertise of people with such skills.

2020-03-23T11:40:26Z ago

I am new to data science and I love how you apply problem-solving to real-world problems. I enjoy how we can use data , creative skills, and open-source tools to create value for others.
As I’m completely new to data science and I’m not working in the field, this book could help me transition to a new role.

2020-08-14T16:59:51Z ago

Please do NOT follow this one piece of advice from this podcast:
Have a 1 page resume

For me to decide to call you for an interview, I want to know more than just your “pamphlet” achievements.

2-page generally
3-page ONLY IF the job is research extensive and you need to list your publications

One-page Resume is typically the kind of advice you get from non-technical people who haven’t had to go through technical resumes.

  • A hiring manager who is tired of one-page resumes
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