Searching for a job under the best circumstances carries its own challenges and frustrations, especially when pivoting your career to focus on something new like data science. But looking for a job during a global pandemic is another task entirely. There is undoubtedly an added layer of challenges, which is why Metis Career Advisor Ashley Purdy put together a list of 10 things you can do that will give you an “edge” as you continue your search.
Last week, we had the opportunity to write a guest post for SwitchUp. Titled "Taking Advantage of Metis Career Services During the Bootcamp," it features portions of an interview with Ashley Purdy, Metis Chicago Career Advisor, as well as input from bootcamp graduates.
"We find that [Metis graduates] are eager to do well and to achieve....that earnestness is actually refreshing," said Lynn Hodak, Corporate Recruiter for Artificial Intelligence and Analytics at Capgemini. Read here for a breakdown of her interview with Course Report about why she hires so many Metis grads.
There are a number of individuals with careers in banking, accounting, education, academia, and other fields who are seeking professional change for a variety of reasons. How can a data science bootcamp factor into that scenario, especially for those with a passion for math and statistics? Find out here.
As data science continues to develop into an increasingly established field – with staggering job opening estimates for years to come and high ranges of pay – it’s become a desired destination for data-oriented academics considering a career change. But how can they successfully make the transition? Read how the bootcamp's practical, challenging instruction paired with career support gets the job done.
"Now that I’ve had some time to reflect on my experience in Seattle, I’m coming to the realization that the city is one of the best places aspiring data scientists can call home," writes Metis Sr. Data Scientist Jonathan Balaban in an article for Toward Data Science. Read the post to find out why!
Over the past decade, Metis Sr. Data Scientist Jonathan Balaban has helped more than 100 students, colleagues, and friends start new careers and find fulfilling jobs. In this post, he provides 7 simple but powerful keys that can help you make a great first impression and accelerate your professional development.
Finding a job is hard. Finding a job when transitioning to a new field, specifically data science, can be even tougher. In this post, I want to share with you some ways to keep you sane and motivated in your job search.