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4 Steps to Winning the Data Scientist Hiring War

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by Angela Guess Shashi Upadhyay recently wrote for Fast Company, “a recruitment war in the data science field is now upon us. Companies will have to spend more per data scientist in order to attract the top talent. And those that can’t offer the most competitive salaries will need to find other enticements to offer.…

“I Didn’t Realize That I Was a Data Scientist”

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by Angela Guess Apryl DeLancey, President and CEO of Social Age Media recently wrote in the Huffington Post, “Hello, my name is Apryl and I am a data scientist. I didn’t realize that I was a data scientist until earlier this year. For my entire career I just thought that I was a statistician that…

Keep an Eye Out for Fake Data Scientists

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by Angela Guess Data expert Bernard Marr recently wrote, “Have you noticed how many people are suddenly calling themselves data scientists? Your neighbour, that gal you met at a cocktail party — even your accountant has had his business cards changed! There are so many people out there that suddenly call themselves ‘data scientists’ because…

What’s the Difference Between Predictive Analytics and Data Science?

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by Angela Guess Steve Miller recently wrote for Information Management, “My company, Inquidia Consulting, is currently engaged in/completing several predictive analytics and data science projects. While we distinguish PA from DS, there’s often not a hard dividing line between the two with our customers. Indeed, though we demur, some now consider data science to be…

What it Takes to Go Pro in Data Science

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by Angela Guess Jerry Overton recently wrote for O’Reilly Radar, “I call data scientists with essential data product engineering skills “professional” data science programmers. Professionalism isn’t a possession like a certification or hours of experience; I’m talking about professionalism as an approach. The professional data science programmer is self-correcting in their creation of data products.…

Is Your Business Ready for a Data Scientist?

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by Angela Guess Sascha Schubert recently wrote for Datanami, “Are you wondering if now is the time to get a data scientist on board to help investigate the value of data assets, maybe even your big data? My advice: don’t do it if you are not ready. The demand for data scientists is currently much…

Do You Need an Advanced Degree in Data Science, Big Data?

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by Angela Guess Daniel Gutierrez recently wrote for Inside Big Data, “As the big data industry continues its incredible upward trajectory, a veritable flood of enlistees are wondering how they can get the training and education necessary to take a foothold in this exciting field. Many are coming in laterally from loosely affiliated areas such…

The Unique Skills You Should Look for in Data Scientists

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by Angela Guess Michael Li of the Data Incubator recently wrote for VentureBeat, “Over the course of the last year I’ve spoken with hundreds of employers interested in hiring data scientists, in particular, data scientists with advanced educational degrees. Many employers and hiring managers have heard that big data is the ‘hot new thing.’ But…

Do You Need a Data Wrangler or a Data Shaman?

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by Angela Guess Yves de Montcheuil recently wrote for InfoWorld, “Many organizations, drowning in incredible amounts of data, have been unable to reap the benefits that were expected by executive management, and the data scientist was the person who was supposed to make it happen. However, as big data is now past this peak of…