“How do I get your job?”

As veteran data scientists, we’re constantly being asked this question. Sometimes, we’re asked directly; at other times, people ask indirectly through questions about the decisions we’ve made in our careers to get where we are. Under the surface, the people asking the questions seem to have a constant struggle, because so few resources are available for finding out how to become or grow as a data scientist. Lots of data scientists are looking for help with their careers and often not finding clear answers.

Although we’ve written blog posts with tactical advice on how to handle specific moments in a data science job, we’ve struggled with the lack of a definitive text covering the end-to-end of starting and growing ...

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