A List of Resources to Prepare You to Excel in Data Science

career advice data technical skill Feb 23, 2023
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Preparing to enter data science is overwhelming but remember, you do not have to reinvent the wheel. The data scientists who have been exactly where you are, have created so many resources to help you along the way. Here are a few of the resources I use to help prepare others for their data science or tech professional job search. This is just a sample size, if you have any questions that are not answered by these resources, please feel free to reach out.

For technical skills:

Super Simple Guide To Data Science Courses.docx - Google Docs

Python for Data Science - Course for Beginners

The Complete Python Bootcamp From Zero to Hero in Python

Beginner Pandas Hacks Good For Advanced Users Too

SQL Tutorial - Full Database Course for Beginners

For Job Hunting Tips:

Free booklets + On-demand Data Science Career Training (adamrossnelson.com)

Applicant Tracking System Crash Course 

How to Assess the Quality of Your Data Science Portfolio

For Pep Talks:

Its Not too Late to Succeed

Embracing your Weaknesses

How to Deal with Rejection

Though the journey to become a data scientist can feel daunting, know that you are not alone in this vast field. There are others who have walked before you and even more who will walk with you. If you ever find yourself feeling lost or unsure of which direction to take next in your preparations, please do not hesitate to reach out. I would be happy to chat with you and help point you towards additional resources that may better suit your needs.

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