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Articulating What I Want From My Next Job

For me right now, it's all about fit.


  Garrett Mayock posted 2019-01-14 23:02:13 UTC

Hi everyone. I am putting this post together so you can have a transparent understanding of what I want out of a job.

I’m doing this because I’m focused on fit. I have some goals for my career. I’ll be happiest (and be the most valuable) if I find a job where the employer’s goals for me align with my own.

My goal:

I want to become a competent data scientist within two years.

Why?

I like problem solving, data analysis, stats, and programming. I also think I’d be good at it. Click here for more details.

How I want to get there:

I want to work for an employer on data science projects while studying data science in my free time and applying it at work.

My preferred role:

Wait, no employer wants to subsidize your learning phase!

Of course not. Luckily for the both of us, I can contribute value immediately as a customer-facing business analyst.

Value I can provide immediately:

I have a strong list of accomplishments working as a customer-facing analyst within the data science industry.

Furthermore, sources say 80% of a data scientist’s time is spent finding, cleaning, and reorganizing data.

I can cut that down for them. I’m already good with data, I’ve already done data wrangling and feature engineering using Python, I’ve taken Microsoft’s SQL training (MS-20461), and I’ve designed a database and queries to handle my blog system in MySQL entirely on my own. My capabilities in this capacity will grow quickly over time as well.

Conclusion:

Please reach out to me if you or someone you know has a role like this. I would love to have ten minutes to talk about your experiences.

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