How to land a data-driven role (even with a creative or nontraditional background)


This week, we take a departure from our normal Excel tips and focus on a more applied skill: getting a job with your Excel skills (and related data work). Most of us aren’t just Excel-ers, we’re much more: data visualizers, process improvers, etc. What we do with Excel we also apply to other code — and even to other processes. I want to help you take your skills as an analyst and to land a perfect role that’ll pay you well!

The Problem

For the last ten years, I’ve heard that Data Scientist was the latest, sexiest job. We hard, among other things, that the demand for data scientists was far greater than the supply. And, of course, slightly before that, we said the same thing about computer science. As a result, there are now tons of resources on training people to work in data. 

Look, there’s no doubt there are new data jobs popping up left-and-right. And, having made a career in it, I can tell you that’s very fun and rewarding. 

But the emphasis on training, bootcamps, etc and the coming up with definitions for data scientists and business intelligence analyst and the like has lead to a very confusing and overwhelming landscape. Those who’ve begun working data simply because their job evolved into that process are finding a hard time taking that experience into more data-driven roles. And those with certificates, masters degrees, and bootcamps aren’t much better off. 

What the video!

So I want to help you clear the air. This video provides you will four tips to help you land that role. I provide advice – some of it unconventional – to help you realize your full potential. 

I really break down the process to the following items:

  1. Being bold and confident 
  2. Creating an awesome resume
  3. Acing the Interview 
  4. Iterating on what you’ve learned.

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To help you in your journey, I’ve created a FREE guide, 4 SIMPLE TIPS TO LAND YOUR NEXT JOB IN ANALYTICS AND DATA SCIENCE.  Click the button below: 

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