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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.


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.


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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