SKILLS FOR DATA SCIENCE INTERVIEW
DATA SCIENCE INTERVIEW
Job interviews can bring anxiety to anyone. The next slides are the top tips to make sure you’re ready for your upcoming data science interview.
PREPARE AN IMPACTFUL RESUME
PREPARE A PORTFOLIO WEBSITE
Good portfolio plays a very important role. Spend time identifying the right projects. Data scientists are required to be independent and have a problem-solving instinct. These skills can be demonstrated through a good project portfolio.
PREPARE FOR THE CODING TESTS
It is now very common to have a coding qualifying test or a case study as part of the interview process. There are platforms that can help in improving and testing your technical skills.
REFRESH THE BASIC CONCEPTS
Certification and course completions are not sufficient to get you hired. You need to have good knowledge of the basic concepts of data science.
HAVE A PROFILE SNAPSHOT
We tend to forget about some of the interesting projects we have worked on. Hence having a profile snapshot that would include all your contributions, achievements, and projects can really help.
PREPARE FOR THE FIRST FIVE MINUTES
The first 5 mins of your interview are the most crucial part. The first question would be to talk about yourself.
Start with your current role. Then explain your past experience and achievements. Finally, talk about your future plans and how it is exactly aligned with the job you are being interviewed for.
READ ABOUT THE COMPANY
The best way to know more about the company is to read from their website, their tech blog, social networks like Twitter, LinkedIn and News. You can also read the review from Glassdoor and AmbitionBox.
THE SALARY DISCUSSION
At some, you’re going to get asked about your salary expectations. Cite salary of your previous role, it’ll give employers a sense of what your expectations are. You can then build upon this, and say why you deserve to be making more.
QUESTIONS FOR THE INTERVIEWER
You can ask about responsibilities, organizational structure, opportunities for growth etc. Just make sure that you don’t ask a question with an obvious answer that can be easily found online.
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