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Because of the rapid development of the field and the promising opportunities in the future, many people are interested in entering the world of data science right now. if you have no experience in the field or you are transitioning from a different background, finding your first job in the field of data science can be a daunting task, especially as competition is increasing. This blog gives you six tips to increase your chances of landing...
The first step to land a job as a data scientist is the same as in any other profession: create a compelling CV! Although there are more open positions in the field of data science than ever before it is important to have a strong and suitable CV in order to land the job you want. This post gives you nine tips in order to improve your chances to find the data science job you want. 1. Include achievements, not just jobs “I...
Based on the public perception and the general interest in the topic, data science is still on the rise. Google Trends offers an excellent fever curve of the public interest. The screenshot below shows that after years  with a strong rise in interest, the curve has flattened - but is still increasing. With the increasing use of data in companies and organizations, also the demand for data skills has seen a rapid growth and a new field...
Der erste Schritt, um eine Stelle als Data Scientist zu bekommen, ist derselbe wie in jedem anderen Beruf: Erstellen Sie einen überzeugenden Lebenslauf! Obwohl es im Bereich der Data Science mehr offene Stellen gibt als je zuvor , ist es wichtig, einen aussagekräftigen und passenden Lebenslauf zu haben, um den gewünschten Job zu bekommen. Dieser Blog gibt Ihnen neun Tipps, um Ihre Chancen zu verbessern, die von Ihnen...
Today, data science specialists are among the most sought-after in the labor market. Being able to find significant insights in a huge amount of information, they help companies and organizations to optimize the structure's work.  The field of data science is rapidly developing and the demand for talent is changing. We use job offerings to analyze the current demand for talent. After performing a  first analysis in 2017 , this...
Das Erlernen neuer Programmiersprachen ist eine Investition ins Humankapital. Die Ermittlung des Return on Investment kann daher sehr aussagekräftig sein. Die Anforderungen für jede Branche und jeden spezifischen Job sind sehr spezifisch – eine verallgemeinerbare Antwort auf diese Frage zu finden, ist deshalb schwierig. Ein Ansatz könnte aber darin bestehen, die erforderlichen Softwarekenntnisse bei...
Demand for professionals in data science and analytics is expected to rise significantly over the next years (cf.  this study  by IBM). In order to keep track of future job trends, we started the DataCareer Job Market Index (DJMI) in July 2017. We track job openings on the biggest online job board,  Indeed , in the fields of data science and analytics, data engineering, business intelligence, artificial intelligence and...
Much has been written on the most popular software and programming languages for Data Science (recall, for instance, the infamous “Python vs R battle”). We approached this question by scraping job ads from Indeed and counting the frequency at which each software is mentioned as a measure of current employer demand. In a recent blog post , we analyzed the Data Science software German employers want job applicants to know...
Learning new programming languages is an investment in human capital. Figuring out the return on investment can thus be very informative. There are very specific requirements for each industry and specific job, and finding a generalizable answer to the question proves quite difficult. One approach is to analyze the required software skills in job postings, which reflect current demand and may therefore indicate general return on investment....
Data science is flourishing in Germany and the demand for data specialists is high and rising. But do regional differences exists and can we identify certain clusters or hotspots? Current job openings may indicate the growth in data science jobs in each region. We downloaded all openings on Indeed to obtain a rough idea of where in the country data science is booming.   // Berlin and Munich...
One approach to estimate and track employer demand of data science software is to analyze which skills are asked for in job ads. We did this using job ads on Indeed and showed which data science software skills are most in-demand in Germany and worldwide .  In this post, we describe the methods these analyses are based on. We worked with R, as it offers convenient packages facilitating the task.    Searching for...
Since the dawn of the digital age, the amount of data available to businesses has risen enormously. With growing servers full of data, the demand for the skill to 1) build the required infrastructure and 2) understand and analyze the datasets has greatly increased. In 2012, Thomas Davenport and T. J. Patil were already advertising data science as “ The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century ” in the Harvard Business Review. Their...