In Part 1 of this series, we began the discussion on simple ways you can bulletproof your career from automation. In this continuation of the series, we will finish discussing soft skills and move on to how to prepare your resume to help you stand out from the crowd.
Automation and the elimination of worker jobs is a popular topic in almost all areas of the world economy. 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. Additionally, companies are streamlining overall business processes.
Career automation and a lack of data literacy are extremely important issues that need to be addressed and resolved by today’s tech workforce. Companies need to attract talent — like you — who are excited by data science and have mastered a core set of skills that are valuable and help produce business results. Colaberry will teach you all of these skills and more.
Data science is a field which involves many different technical abilities and relevant skills. Some of these skills are considered “soft,” while others involve understanding programming architecture and being able to organize, understand, and present mission-critical information in a format that is actionable by decision-makers within organizations.
If you are not prepared with the required skill set, your job may be cut. You will also face a huge challenge in the industries of the future. In fact, most people do not understand what data really is and how important it is to today’s evolving enterprises. Are you prepared?
5 Simple Ways You Can Stay Ahead of the “Automation Curve”
Becoming data-literate - Read Part 1 to learn more
Developing your soft skills - Read Part 1 to learn more
Highlighting data projects on your resume
- Developing a personal brand
Taking courses and bootcamps like Colaberry’s Data Analytics and Data Science Bootcamps
In part 1 of this series, we began to discuss soft skills and why they are so important to your success in the field of data science. In this article, we will go into more depth about why this is so important.
“Hard skills are what you do, and soft skills are how you do it,” says Susan Vitale, Chief Marketing Officer for iCIMS. “Unfortunately, one in three recruiting professionals believe job candidates’ soft skills have gotten worse in the past five years.”
Today’s candidates for the best data analyst and scientist jobs need to be focused on building not just technical skills but soft skills that help them to effectively work with their team and across the organization. Colaberry offers soft skills training which will lead you to a career in data science.
Oral Communication Is Key
Oral communication is one of the most important aspects of being able to fit in with the modern team. If you can't communicate with those who have alternative views or if you can't explain a subject in a less complex way, you’ll have a harder time succeeding. Luckily, these skills can be taught.
Being able to speak in public and to be clearly understood is essential to being effective in both a data scientist role and at any modern enterprise. “Good communication skills are, of course, essential,” says Chavez. “Poor communication can lead to misunderstandings and even slow down the workflow, preventing a company from moving forward.” Take the time to practice communicating and role-playing situations or interviewing with people you trust.
Colaberry offers specific soft-skills training within its courses to help you ace your next job interview.
Polish Your Resume by Focusing on Projects Involving Data
If you’re planning on applying to data scientist positions and haven’t updated your resume recently, it might be a good time to revisit and refresh some of your job descriptions and include some of the following information:
Use Data To Convey Your Value
If you were part of a team that was responsible for a specific set of financial records, it is usually important to include these numerical data sets on your task descriptions for each job. For instance, if you had a customer service job, you would want to include the numerical amount of customers that you serve per day and the efficiency percentage that your efforts were able to gain for the company.
For members of a sales team, it is important to include information about the amount of daily and monthly sales and revenue that your efforts were able to generate for the company as well as any improvements in Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that were relevant to your position.
Data & Grammar Accuracy Is Essential
Always be sure to check grammar and dates of previous positions. How can a company trust someone who can't take care of the small details to be effective in the position where they are responsible for sifting through thousands of data sets?
Have a trusted friend look over your resume and take a hard look at whether the content flows correctly and if the way you described your past positions supports the level of complexity and responsibility for the jobs you are shooting for.
Prepare For Interviews
Mock interviews can be very helpful in getting you ready for interviews. A trusted friend or Colaberry classmate can sit down with you and judge your responses to specific questions and your overall preparedness.
Key Tips To Remember For Upcoming Interviews
Remember to dress appropriately for the interview
Rehearse responses to specific “key points” in your resume or history
Come prepared with questions about the company and position
Be sure to show you are engaged
Highlight relevant skills and past projects that relate to the position you are applying for
We hope you have enjoyed this 2-part blog series. Colaberry can help you achieve your dreams with our upcoming bootcamps in your area or online. Read more below.
Colaberry Data Science Training Is The Answer!
Colaberry School of Data Analytics has been providing groundbreaking, career-oriented training programs in Data Analytics since 2012. We run online classes that you can take from the comfort of your own home. Colaberry also offers instructor-led classes in the Dallas, Texas area. More than 4,500 people have changed their lives by participating in these boot camp-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 and hit the ground running.
Colaberry provides short courses 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 hard and soft skills, how to interview successfully, and to perfect your interpersonal skills.
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