A few years ago, I was just like you with a dream of getting the perfect data science job. I scoured the internet for resources and study guides but ended up with just a cobbled-together series of blog posts and question banks. That’s when I decided to make my own guide to the data science interview.
I’m now a data scientist who has interviewed at and worked for top tech companies including Facebook, Google, Netflix, and Square.
I was promoted to manager and began interviewing other data scientists to join my team. I’ve interviewed hundreds of people hoping to become a data scientist where I work. Having seen the data science interview process from both sides of the table, I know more than anyone else writing about this subject today and I’ll let you in on a little secret.
Companies want to hire you. Yes, you.
I know you’ve heard data science positions are crazy competitive and tech companies are extremely selective. That’s all true but there’s another side to that story. The hiring manager is looking for any excuse to hire you because interviewing is just as big of a drain on them as it is on you! Yes, they have high standards, but it’s easy to get a data science job at a top tech company once you know the right way to present yourself and your skills.
I’ve interviewed so many people who just barely missed getting hired as a data scientist on my team because they didn’t know how to pass a data science interview. Please don’t let this be you. Instead, improve your data science interview skills so you can get hired quickly and easily.
All you need to do is follow the advice I give, advice I’ve gained through years of experience working as a data scientist.
Don’t risk blowing your interview -- you have to wait up to a year to apply again if you blow your interview. Hiring managers like me want you to ace your interviews. We want you to work on our challenging data science problems.
Take the course and join the team!
- VC Martins
Founder, Chief Data Scientist
Decode Data Science