…ehensive knowledge of analytics software? Drop the crystal ball for now and consider your employer: what all companies want from their data scientists is the ability to solve practical problems, and better yet: to be able to communicate what they have found. If we can use data to answer real business questions, then we will have a far better chance of getting the job we want.
… are thousands of talented professionals that could easily flip a pre-data business up on its feet, but they are rarely given the chance to prove themselves. Most companies, in a rush to “hire a data expert”, assume that they need a 5–8 year experienced individual to solve all their problems (even though, ironically, the field hasn’t been alive for many years) and they conclude that every data scientist out there with less than that experience is no good.
…ket” by Harvard Business Review and companies now rush to include a data specialist in their ranks. But the real problem is that they don’t know what a data scientist really is, what they do, how a team is configured, what makes a great data scientist really “great” — there is a huge gap in knowledge of the profession itself.