What interviewing for data science jobs is like

Posted to Statistics  |  Nathan Yau

Trey Causey just finished an interview roundabout for data science jobs. He outlines his experiences and describes what interviewers seem to want, what questions to expect, and what to expect from yourself.

Sooner or later you’re going to find yourself looking for a data science job. Maybe it’s your first one or maybe you’re changing jobs. Even if you’re fully confident in your skills, have no impostor syndrome, and have tons of inside leads at great companies, it’s a tremendously stressful experience. The process of looking for a new job is often one that occurs secretly and confidentially and then is so exhausting that discussing the process is the last thing you want to do. I hope to change that.

A must-read for those about to get your feet wet.

See also Causey’s short guide on getting started with data science.

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