Discover how to get a data science job! Watch our video Q&A with a real-life data scientist
Data is all around us, and being generated every minute of every day. The question is, what can we do with it? Data science jobs involve analysing, interpreting and translating data, and they are are booming – in fact, data science has been dubbed one of the hottest careers of the decade.
But what is data science, and what do data scientists actually do?
To find out, we chatted to a real-life data scientist, working on some of the coolest fashion websites around.
Kshira Sagaar is the Group Director of Data Science & Analytics at Global Fashion Group (GFG), parent company of fashion websites like The Iconic and La Doma. As a data scientist, it’s his job to use data generated by users of the company’s websites to help the business make smarter decisions, and improve the online shopping experience for customers.
We chatted to Kshira over Zoom to find out everything you need to know about getting a data science job. In this 10-minute Q&A video, we cover:
- What is a data scientist?
- What skills do you need to get a data science job?
- What is the best thing about being a data scientist?
- Study pathways to data science jobs
- Words of advice for aspiring data scientists
- Exciting areas of innovation in data science right now
Watch to discover what left-field data science job interview question Kshira asks to discover if candidates are logical thinkers, the value of soft skills in data science jobs, and what you should study for a career in data science.
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Author: Gemma Chilton
Gemma is the Managing Editor of Careers with STEM magazine. She has previously worked as Digital Managing Editor at Australian Geographic and a staff writer at Cosmos science magazine.