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Because of the rapid development of the field and the promising opportunities in the future, many people are interested in entering the world of data science right now. if you have no experience in the field or you are transitioning from a different background, finding your first job in the field of data science can be a daunting task, especially as competition is increasing. This blog gives you six tips to increase your chances of landing...
The first step to land a job as a data scientist is the same as in any other profession: create a compelling CV! Although there are more open positions in the field of data science  than ever before  it is important to have a strong and suitable CV in order to land the job you want. This post gives you nine tips in order to improve your chances to find the data science job you want. 1. Include achievements, not just jobs...
Based on the public interest, media coverage and the general interest in the topic, data science is still on the rise. Google Trends is an excellent tool to analyse the fever curve of the public interest. The screenshot below shows the Google search traffic in the UK for Data Science and Machine Learning over the last 5 years. After years  with a strong rise in interest, the curve has flattened - but is still increasing. We analyze in...
Today, data science specialists are among the most sought-after in the labor market. Being able to find significant insights in a huge amount of information, they help companies and organizations to optimize the structure's work.  The field of data science is rapidly developing and the demand for talent is changing. We use job offerings to analyze the current demand for talent. After performing a  first analysis in 2017 , this...
Demand for professionals in data science and analytics is expected to rise significantly over the next years (cf.  this study  by IBM). In order to keep track of future job trends, we started the DataCareer Job Market Index (DJMI) in July 2017. We track job openings on the biggest online job board,  Indeed , in the fields of data science and analytics, data engineering, business intelligence, artificial intelligence and...
Much has been written on the most popular software and programming languages for Data Science (recall, for instance, the infamous “Python vs R battle”). We approached this question by scraping job ads from Indeed and counting the frequency at which each software is mentioned as a measure of current employer demand. In a recent blog post , we analyzed the Data Science software German employers want job applicants to know...
One approach to estimate and track employer demand of data science software is to analyze which skills are asked for in job ads. We did this using job ads on Indeed and showed which data science software skills are most in-demand in Germany and worldwide .  In this post, we describe the methods these analyses are based on. We worked with R, as it offers convenient packages facilitating the task.    Searching for...
In early 2017, “data scientist” was named the “Best job in America” for the second time in a row by the popular job site Glassdoor . Despite the surge in demand for data scientists in the tech and other industries, landing a job at a prestigious company is no easy feat. Based on our conversations with recruiters at top firms as well as senior data scientists, we have identified the four top skills that will get...