Chapter 9. The first months on the job

This chapter covers

  • What to expect in your first few weeks as a data scientist
  • How to become productive by building relationships and asking questions
  • What to do if you’re in a bad work environment

In this chapter, we’re going to walk you through what to expect in your first few months and how to use them to set yourself up for success. These months will have an outsize impact on how the job goes; this is your chance to set up a system and support network that will allow you to be successful. Although each data science job is different, some broad patterns and principles apply to any job.

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