I was recently interviewed for a piece for ScienceMag about careers in high tech. You can find the original post on ScienceMag.
With big data becoming increasingly popular and relevant, data scientist jobs are opening up across every industry in virtually every corner of the globe. Unfortunately, the multitude of available positions isn’t making it any easier to actually land a job as a data scientist. Competition is abundant, interviews can be lengthy and arduous, and good ideas aren’t enough to get yourself hired. Michael Li emphasizes that technical know-how is what hiring managers crave. “No one needs just an ‘ideas’ person. They need someone who can actually get the job done.”
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