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3 Mistakes to Avoid in the Big Data Job Hunt

by Michael Koploy, BI Specialist, Software AdviceMonday, September 30, 2013

What are the secrets to securing a premier Big Data job? To find out, I reached out to the team at icrunchdata, an online job board that focuses on postings for predictive analytics, data visualization, data mining, and other data scientist roles.

Todd Nevins, the director of media relations and one of icrunchdata’s co-founders, visited the SoftwareAdvice.com office in Austin, Texas to share his thoughts on the top mistakes he sees in the job hunt. Connecting employers and data professionals since 2003, Nevins’ background in both recruiting and Information Technology has given him an interesting vantage point of the industry over the past decade, and he shared with me three mistakes that he stills see job applicants making:

  1. Not being a “niche expert.”
  2. Not quantifying your previous work or top accomplishments.
  3. Not being in complete control of your job application.
  4. For Todd’s tips on what to do to avoid these mistakes, check out the video below.

    Other questions about your Big Data job hunt? Connect with myself or Todd on Twitter at @icrunchdata and @PlottingSuccess.

    About the author

    Michael Koploy is an analyst for Software Advice, where he reviews business intelligence software applications. He's also Managing Editor of Plotting Success, a blog dedicated to covering how business intelligence helps create more intelligence businesses. Catch him on Twitter @PlottingSuccess!

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