Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.
I have been laid off thrice, including the pandemic time. Every time this happened, I felt relieved.
Yes, there were financial pressures to tend. I had my fair share of mortgage repayments. I felt distressed.
Not about how I would repay my debts, but about how this will play out among people who cared about me. My family. Their stress and their overarching attempts to make me feel safe burdened me more than the financial insecurities themselves.
At such times, I felt I was losing my self-esteem. I regained it, then lost it again, then recovered back fully — above the waters. …
During pandemic, I had to attend a job fair + an online workshop. In both of them, I got an opportunity to network with other participants and event stakeholders.
However, being unfamiliar with an online event format, I made a few mistakes. Precisely due to that, I failed to secure a job.
I share them here, to prevent you from failing for the wrong reasons.
Irrespective of your experience level, you need a robust not-more-than-1-page CV handy, preferably on your mobile.
If you are senior in the industry, it is recommended to have multiple 1-page copies of your CV.
If you are a senior professional, it is quite obvious you have an enormous skillset, combined with diverse roles. How do you shorten it beyond certain limit? …
Two years ago, when I had heard about data science and machine learning boom, I was eager to learn it. Unlike how I learned basic programming, I wanted to learn from the best. I picked up the best course that was recommended to me by my friend:
Machine Learning from Kirill Eremenko of Superdatascience.com (link not available — the title is may be inaccurate, but this is my best approximation)
The course was absolutely the best. The teaching was example-based. It touched down on all aspects of machine learning in 10 hours duration.
The only problem was: It felt quite boring to me. …