Everyone’s talking about hiring data scientists but most pundits continue to focus on skills rather than the mindset required for this challenging role. Talent Analytics CEO Greta Roberts spoke about this topic to a group of data scientists attending the Boston area Big Data Analytics Meetup group on February 4th, 2014.
Here is a quaint story of a data scientist who had a short telephone interview for a position at online dating site HowAboutWe.com and proceeds to flip out when he is rejected.
“I was doing “data science” long before that name was used — data mining, knowledge discovery in databases, business intelligence, and OLAP are all somewhat deprecated terms,” say Gutierrez. “I’ve always been data-centric in my professional life, which began after my degree program in mathematics/computer science at UCLA. So now with the fancy new monikers like “data science,” “machine learning,” and “big data,” I’m pleased that what I’ve been doing for so long has developed such wide exposure and interest.”
Gartner has been warning of a massive shortfall in the number of people with the skills needed to capitalize on the possibilities offered by Big Data.
The demand for big data professionals is far outstripping the supply. There is a shortage of people trained in big data, statistics, business intelligence, and data analytics. According to Newsfactor Business Report, by 2018 the U.S. could face a shortfall at 140,000 workers. A recent survey by CareerBuilder found that “jobs tied to managing and […]
In an economy where jobs are still scarce, it’s good to hear that the demand for skilled workers in Big Data is on the rise. Nationwide, hiring slowed significantly in March with employers adding only 88,000 jobs, down from an average of 220,000 from November through February, according to a story in U.S. News. But […]
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Last October an article in the Harvard Business Review appeared with the headline, “Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” Last week Claire Cain Miller, a technology reporter for The New York Times, used the head to introduce her own story on the fast growing field of data science and the efforts on […]
In this special guest feature, Matt Asay from 10gen writes that the move to Big Data means plenty of IT jobs for people with the right skills. The rise of Big Data has pushed companies to desperately start seeking IT professionals that can help in their database efforts. Though the Big Data market is still […]
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