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Negotiating the data science job salary. Should you do that? How do you do that?

Should you negotiate your salary before you get into a junior data scientist role? To start: yes! You should always negotiate. Tech companies in particular EXPECT you to…

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Junior Data Scientist Job Interview Questions (and How to Answer Them)

In this article, I’ll show you a few junior data scientist job interview questions… And also how to answer them. Before we get started… This article is part…

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How to Apply for a Data Science Job and How to Prepare for Interviews

You have an awesome resume, a jaw-dropping portfolio, and a Pulitzer Prize winning cover letter. What’s next? Now we’re getting to the good stuff: applying for a data…

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Before you apply for a data science position… (resume, cover letter, website, GitHub help)

This article is all about how to make your application stand out for data science and analytics positions. I’ll show you what will catch recruiters’ eyes when sifting…

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How to Get a Job in Data Science and Analytics (episode #1)

Hello fellow job seekers! My name is Peter. About a year ago, I was in your shoes. I wanted one of those high-paying jobs in data science and…

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What Machine Learning Algorithms Should You Learn First? (with examples)

I get way too many questions from aspiring data scientists regarding machine learning. Like what parts of machine learning they should learn more about to get a job….

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Domain Knowledge in a Specific Field: Is it Important for a Data Scientist?

Is it important for data scientists to have domain knowledge in a specific field? In this article, I’ll answer this question. As you might have heard from me…

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BIG DATA: Should you learn about it to get a junior data scientist position?

A question that I get often is this: “Should an aspiring data scientist learn more about big data (e.g. Apache Hadoop or Spark) to get a job?” I’ll…

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Data Science & Freelancing – an Honest Opinion (with Concrete Tips)

One of the most common questions I get from aspiring/junior data scientists is this: Is it possible to get freelance gigs and jobs as a junior data scientist?…

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Data Science Projects for Boosting Your Resume

We all know the old catch-22 — you need a job to get job experience and job experience to get a job. Luckily, that’s not entirely true in…

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Data Science Career Question #1: “Is Data Science For Me?”

Last time I wrote about why it’s worth it to become a data scientist. This time I’d like to answer another important and very common data science career…