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Old 06-11-2020, 05:34 PM   #2
dubakkur2
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Re: Career transition - where do I go from here?

Hi,

I will address in sections - feel free to reach out to me privately if you need further suggestions

What:
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0) -12 year poker pro. I've done alright,
1) pretty blank resume besides that. my last non-poker job was in high school. -passion for data science and coding in general
2)land an entry-level data scientist position
1) is a handicap but 2) is a great opportunity given covid times - so you need not worry

why:

use your past experience + current = map the future with target org

data science + poker - try to land up a position in one of the poker clients, solver, HUD companies - or coaching companies like upswing, rio etc

How:
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if anyone has experience hiring, I'd love to know what the most important criteria are for getting my resume seen and getting an interview.
Referrals, referrals, referrals - esp in covid times - see if you can get networked via 2+2 based on your activity here

Things to do:
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Enroll in a data science bootcamp
data science:
Pay and Enroll in Johns Hopkins data science specialization in Coursera (https://www.coursera.org/specializat...u-data-science)
academics love R, industry loves Python - See if you can bridge both

without fail read these books:
https://www.amazon.com/Data-Science-.../dp/1449361323

https://www.amazon.com/Storytelling-...s=books&sr=1-1

resume/career change:
get this book - https://www.amazon.com/What-Color-Yo.../dp/198485657X
Check Liz Ryan's blog posts - https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan.../#3b290237677e
https://matchexecutive.com.au/ten-wa...away-liz-ryan/
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