I do not want to be a data scientist, should I still study machine learning?

I do not want to be a data scientist, should I still study machine learning?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are often mentioned as things that will transform our world in the coming years. Lots of well meaning people implore young people to become data scientists. The advice to become a data scientist ignores the fact that not everyone can, or wants to, be a data scientist. ButRead more about I do not want to be a data scientist, should I still study machine learning?[…]

Are you having trouble finding an analytics job without experience?  Here is how to get experience without a formal role.

Are you having trouble finding an analytics job without experience? Here is how to get experience without a formal role.

Who else wants to get a job in analytics? Part four – how to get experience   You need experience to get a job and you need a job to gain experience. Everyone has heard this catch-22. This scenario exists in many areas and analytics is one of them. What can you do about it?Read more about Are you having trouble finding an analytics job without experience? Here is how to get experience without a formal role.[…]

Are you failing to provide these precise details about your experience when you interview?

Are you failing to provide these precise details about your experience when you interview?

Who else wants to get a job in analytics? Part three – how to frame your experience   Hiring managers typically agree that they would prefer a candidate with real world analytics experience that created value rather than someone with the right education but no track record. However, that does not mean that all experienceRead more about Are you failing to provide these precise details about your experience when you interview?[…]

Do you want to get a job in analytics too? Part two – the soft skills

Do you want to get a job in analytics too? Part two – the soft skills

The difference between top tier analysts and run of the mill ones is usually soft skills, not technical ones. Of course technical skills are important; more and deeper skills enable broader and deeper analysis. But it is usually the soft skills which enable analysts to drive beyond the obvious, overcome roadblocks, and develop intelligence whichRead more about Do you want to get a job in analytics too? Part two – the soft skills[…]

Do you want a job in analytics too?  Part 1 – the skills you need

Do you want a job in analytics too? Part 1 – the skills you need

So you’ve decided that you want to go into analytics? Great. Now it’s time to identify the skills needed for the specific job you are targeting and create a plan for developing them.  I will cover this in three posts; the hard skills needed to perform the job, the soft skills needed to perform theRead more about Do you want a job in analytics too? Part 1 – the skills you need[…]