A Data Scientist analyzes complex data and providing insights to support business decisions.
The Data Science field, and Data Scientist roles, have been around for decades - but in the last several years, data science has become one of the most strategic functions of any company. In the simplest sense, Data Scientists help companies find, organize and use data to make decisions. Data Scientists work across many different teams - including product, product design, marketing, sales and engineers - to build and analyze large data sets, and are critical to many tech companies and startups’ success.
For many Data Scientist roles, a Master’s or Ph.D. in Data Science, or a similarly related field may be a required qualification. To become a Head of Data Science, or to manage a team of Data Scientists, you may also need several years of experience in the field, showing increasing responsibilities, in addition to an advanced degree.
To stand out as a superb data scientist candidate, you’ll want to show that in addition to stellar quantitative skills, you also have great communication skills. Can you synthesize data points, to present and use them in a meaningful way?
Another way to stand out as a data science candidate is to demonstrate interest or experience for data science within the specific industry you’re most interested in. For example - if you’re interested in working with cryptocurrency companies to develop the latest blockchain technologies, you can demonstrate knowledge in how to use data to map out how to adjust the pricing of products according to seasonality or market shifts. Or if you’re interested in higher education, you can share what attracted you to the field - was it the opportunity to build products that change the way students learn, or the opportunity to help teachers understand where their students may be struggling?
Data Engineers will often need advanced tech skills. Many successful Data Scientists applicants have experience with:
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