As a non-ComputerScience student, how can I get a job in data science?
I am a student in Geoscience with great passion in Data Science, I self-learned many data science courses in Coursera and conducted several projects. My dream job is data analyst/scientist. I am not sure how to get the 1st job/intern/part-time in the data science. Any advices?? Thank you. #career #job-search #computer-science
Next, I would make a list of all local companies in the "data" space where you might want to work. Make a list of emails or people on LinkedIn that you should reach out to, such as HR managers, recruiters etc. See if any of your LinkedIn connections are connected to any of those contacts as well. A personal connection can go a long way.
Lastly, write up a cover-letter type summary of you, your background, your passion, your experience in data and ask if they have any openings or take on any interns. This is a time to humble brag about yourself and highlight what you would bring to a company and a data role. Be sure to make this summary specific to the company you are applying too. I think the best way to send this is via LinkedIn, because that is the first place a recruiter or HR manager goes when looking up a candidate. This helps them put a face to a name.
If the answer is no, and that they don't have opportunities, thank them for their time and ask if you can connect with them on LinkedIn for future opportunities. And be sure to follow your prospective companies on social platforms and set up job notifications.
Hope this helps!