In this third installment of our blog series on interpersonal skills, you'll learn about how having a strong work ethic will propel your career and how perfecting this one skill will help you set yourself apart in your data science career!
The good news for today’s workers is that despite some of the challenges facing them, there is still time to prepare for the Future of Work including upskilling in some of the most important interpersonal skills that will help protect their careers from automation and make them better data scientists.
The automation and elimination of workers’ jobs is a popular topic in almost every industry. According to McKinsey, in the US alone, between 39 and 73 million jobs stand to be automated within the next 5 years, which is around a third of the total workforce. Most of these jobs are being automated by robots. Additionally, companies are streamlining overall business processes, which puts those who have not taken steps to prepare at an even greater risk of losing their jobs.
Colaberry offers flexible online and on-campus training courses in data analytics that focus not only on technical and human skills but also some of the most important skills of all: interpersonal skills.
In this 7 part mini-blog series, we’re discussing 7 interpersonal skills you can develop right now that will set you apart in your data science career. If you missed some of our previous posts, you can click on the links below to read up on other valuable interpersonal skills.
7 Interpersonal Skills that Will Set You Apart in Your Data Science Career
Interpersonal skills are the skills that you, as a data scientist, will need to effectively communicate, interact, and work with other individuals on a team or in a group setting. Each of the skills below can be learned and mastered to give yourself a competitive advantage.
- Being patient - read part 1 here
- Being dependable - read part 2 here
- Having a strong work ethic
Having a Strong Work Ethic
Having a strong work ethic means you’ll move the needle faster and inspire confidence in your team and management to offer you more responsibility and more complex roles. Data science is already challenging as it is, but you want to look hungry and build skills that allow you to work smarter, not necessarily harder. This way, you will build a reputation that shows you complete tasks ahead of schedule and without complications.
According to Harvard Business Review, “effective self-motivation is one of the main things that distinguishes high-achieving professionals from everyone else.” Motivating yourself continuously will build great habits and rub off on your team members once you get promoted to management or a leadership role. Ayelet Fishbach, author of the HBR (Harvard Business Review) article, states that there are a few key ways you can fuel self-motivation:
Quick Tips For Self-Motivation
- Design Goals, Not Chores
- Find Effective Rewards
- Ensure Your Progress is Sustainable
- Harness the Influence of Others
Building a strong work ethic can be learned, and it should go hand in hand with being open to feedback and constructive criticism (which we will go into in the next section).
Make sure to stay tuned for the 4 other interpersonal skills that will set you apart in your data science career. In each blog post, we will review one of these skills and show you specific ways to improve your life.
Colaberry Data Analytics Training Will Change Your Life!
Colaberry School of Data Analytics has been providing groundbreaking, career-oriented training programs in Data Analytics since 2012. They run online classes that you can take from the comfort of your own home. Colaberry also offers instructor-led classes in the Dallas, TX area. More than 4,500 people have changed their lives by participating in these bootcamp-style classes!
With Colaberry, you will gain a unique set of skills that will put you ahead of the pack due to our focus on providing up-to-date knowledge and a curriculum written to fit right into even the most fast-paced job roles so you can hit the ground running.
Colaberry provides short intensives to help you upskill and specialize yourself in the exact skills companies are looking for in those they employ. We offer online and on-campus programs in multiple locations such as Texas, California, and more.
We Work With Your Finances
We want to ensure that your financial health isn’t a barrier to you attending classes. We offer flexible programs, payment plans, and counseling to make things easier on our students.
Real World Project & Portfolio Experience
Each of our classes integrates a project based on a real-world scenario helping you to grasp some of the most critical job skills that employers are hungry for. We work with you to build a digital portfolio that you can present to employers to demonstrate your competencies in a variety of highly in-demand areas of expertise.
High Job Offer Rate
Our job offer rate is over 80% for our qualified students. That means we focus on developing you in both tech and human skills, how to interview successfully, and perfecting your interpersonal skills.
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