For many years now, the field of Data Science and Business Analytics has been booming, and hiring managers are finding a severe dearth of high-quality job-seekers. Meanwhile, there are a good number of people interested in entering the field but keep bumping into walls. Hiring managers like to hire experienced people for a host of reasons, including the fear of other hiring managers poaching their trained employees. For a number of years now, I have been interested in solving this problem.
In the next two weeks, I am collaborating with the New York Public Library's Job Search Central unit to offer two free events.
The first is a public lecture on "How to Start a Data Science and Analytics Career." I will be spending significant time explaining what this field is about, and what data science and analytics teams do. I will also discuss the structure of the job market, and provide tips for how to land a job. You can find more information about it here. The talk is scheduled for April 1.
The second is a resume review workshop. From my experience as a hiring manager, I know that many job-seekers fall short in selling themselves to organizations. It is particularly challenging for those who are seeking to entering this field, and thus do not have direct experience to call upon. This is a hands-on workshop in which I will offer advice on individual resumes. The event is free but obviously, we have limited space, so you must pre-register here. Note that you will need to upload your resume to complete the registration. The Workshop is being held on April 8.
I have updated the Events list on the right column of the blog. This is where you learn whether I will be appearing in a city near you. You can check out future and past events here as well.