How to get experience as a beginner data scientist

Manuela emailed the other day asking “how can a beginner data scientist like me get experience?”. The question followed up with, “I’ve done some courses and projects, but everywhere I look people are asking for experience.”

This video contains the audio-visual version of the response I replied with.

Timestamps:
0:00 – Intro ramble
0:40 – Actual video start
0:58 – Email from Manuela (basis of the video)
1:33 – Disclaimer (I’m not going for a job)
2:25 – The dreaded job posting
3:53 – #1 The courses and experience gap
8:00 – #2 Start the job before you have it
11:52 – #3 The follow-up
14:33 – #4 Get to know someone
19:10 – #5 Share your work
22:40 – Summary
25:20 – Further reading

Links:
Getting experience (blog post version of this video) – https://dbourke.link/getexperience
So Good They Can’t Ignore You book by Cal Newport – https://smile.amazon.com/Good-They-Cant-Ignore-You/dp/1455509124
How to think about communicating and sharing your work blog post – https://dbourke.link/communicateyourwork
Don’t call yourself a programmer – https://www.kalzumeus.com/2011/10/28/dont-call-yourself-a-programmer/
My Machine Learning Course – https://dbourke.link/mlcourse
Get email updates on my work – https://dbourke.link/newsletter
Support on Patreon – https://bit.ly/mrdbourkepatreon

Connect elsewhere:
Web – https://dbourke.link/web
Quora – https://dbourke.link/quora
Medium – https://dbourke.link/medium
Twitter – https://dbourke.link/twitter
LinkedIn – https://dbourke.link/linkedin

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