Why You Aren't Accelerating In Your Data Science Job Search

career advice job hunting Feb 05, 2023
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Nobody wants their transition into data science to go slow. We all want it to go fast. That is if you are like me.

Not everyone is like me, of course. But, life is short. Advancing in your career sooner is often better than later.

It is time to accelerate your search and this blog will help you see new ways to do that.

For many there are 2 big reasons current and aspiring data scientists are experiencing slow growth or transitions.

Data Science Job Search Skills Don't Always Come Naturally

Have you ever felt that no one has taught you how to properly accelerate your job search? Well, there is a good reason. Most career resources such as outplacement firms, career coaches and authors provide basic job searching strategies focused on random applications with the hopes of lucking in an opportunity - but this often results in slow progress for 90% of candidates who don't get lucky right away. With the right approach however, it's possible to exponentially speed up your job-search process!

Let me say it more simply...

Most people who are looking for a job do it the wrong way. They apply to lots of jobs, even if they're not a good fit. This takes a long time and doesn't work very well. But there is a better way! With the right approach, you can speed up your job search and find a great job much faster.

Change Is Hard; Moving Into Data Science Feels Bigger Than It Is

Don't be afraid of the process or the experience: Transitioning jobs into data science can be a daunting process. It's easy to resort to what everyone else is doing. Doing the same thing as everybody else makes you feel comfortable and safe, but that won't get you anywhere in your job search! Instigating change by developing innovative resume/interview/job search strategies will drastically speed up your job hunt while bringing in positive results. Change might seem hard right now, but trust us - it pays off!

Here again is the simple version...

It can be scary to try something new, but if you want to get a job in data science, you have to be different from everyone else. Try new things and be innovative. It might seem hard at first, but it will pay off in the end!


If you are not getting the results you want in your data science job search, it's time to re-evaluate and reposition yourself. Don't do what everyone else is doing. Take a step back and innovate. Investing in new strategies will pay off in the long run as you accelerate your transition into data science.

Stay tuned to this website where regularly show you more about what to change in your approaches. I always share specific actionable advice for resumes, interviews, and actual job search strategies.

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