Yes, you need to model; and so much more!
I speak and write a lot about broken education systems and learning in general and give my readers just a little insight into what to do about it. Well, if you’re an aspiring Data Scientist (or Data Science Analyst), then this post is all about you and the plight of getting your foot in the door.
Obviously, the easiest way to gain these skills is to come to one of our upcoming intro sessions and join in a upcoming cohort. We are still the only Mentor program which has a recruitment (or actually placement) function. It is similar to how executive search works, except this part of our business is exclusively for entry level data candidates.
So what is it that entry level candidates really need? It’s actually rather simple when you think of the entire life-cycle of a data science or machine learning project you would undertake. Let’s quickly walk through those steps and talk about the necessary skills to excel at this, and ultimately, get hired.
Someone finds you, and asks you to do some “data science” or analysis because they know that you’re capable. You’re in the stage of Problem Discovery now and it’s time to hunker down, it’s about to get real!
Dealing with missing data
Standardizing the process
Validating data accuracy
Removing duplicate data
Handling structural errors
Getting rid of unwanted observations
1. Give ways to others to train against your original data (version your data and give its URL, for example!)2. Give ways to others to evaluate against your test data
So what do you do when all signs point to having to go to University to gain any sort of advantage? Unfortunately it’s the current state of affairs that most employers will not hire you unless you have a degree for even junior or starting jobs. Once you have that degree, coming to a Finishing and Mentor Program, with 1000ml being the only one worldwide, is the only way forward to gaining the practical knowledge and experience that will jump start your career.
Check out our next dates below for our upcoming seminars, labs and programs, we’d love to have you there.