One of the things that I have been complaining about with many of the data science masters courses is that they are missing a lot of the basic skills that are essential for you to be able to be effective in a business situation. It’s one of the things I was going to talk about at the Women in AI event that was postponed this week and I’m more than happy to work with universities who want to help build a course1. That said, some universities are realising this is missing and adding it as optional courses.Continue reading Data Science Courses – the missing skills you need
Getting a first job in AI or data science – what candidates need to know
Getting any role in IT can be daunting as a first timer, whether it’s your first ever job or you’ve changed career or you’ve had a break and are returning as a junior in a new field or anything else. Getting one in any part of AI can be even more of an up hill struggle. Job posting and recruitment agencies are asking for PhDs, academic papers and post-doctoral research as well as years of experience in industry. How can you get past that first barrier? I get a lot of people asking me this when I present at Meet-Ups so thought I’d collate everything into one post.
I’m going to break down how you can demonstrate the skills that businesses need and how to talk confidently about what you can offer without the fluff.Continue reading Getting a first job in AI or data science – what candidates need to know