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Career Paths

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The Most Comprehensive Data Science & Machine Learning Interview Guide You’ll Ever Need

This is the most comprehensive interview guide you will find for data science and machine learning interviews. From questions on data science, Machine Learning and deep learning to how to prepare and behave in interviews, this guide has it all!

Data Science and Machine Learning Interview Questions

Ah the dreaded machine learning interview. You feel like you know everything… until you’re tested on it! But it doesn’t have to be this way. Over the past few months I’ve interviewed with many…

The 30-minute guide to rocking your next coding interview

How I improved in coding interviews and received offers from the big tech companies.

Ace the coding interview, every time – Nick Ciubotariu – Medium

Disclaimer and proviso: “The postings on this site are my own and don’t represent Amazon’s position in any way whatsoever”. Have you ever failed a code-intensive technical interview? I have, and can…

How I went from 33-year-old museum tour guide to professional Web Developer & UX Designer: My 18-month coding journey

My story is a bit different from the stories you have read so many times. I did not get my first web development job in 3 months. Not in 6 months. Not even in a year. My journey took 18 months, which…

How to Survive Your Data Science Interview

There are many wonderful things about data science. It’s extreme breadth is not one of them. The title of data scientist means something different at every company

How I went from newbie to Software Engineer in 9 months while working full time

In this post, I’ll share how I went from zero(ish) to a six-figure software engineering job offer in nine months while working full time and being self-taught. Whenever I would start reading a…

I interviewed at five top companies in Silicon Valley in five days, and luckily got five job offers

In the five days from July 24th to 28th, I interviewed at LinkedIn, Salesforce Einstein, Google, Airbnb, and Facebook, and got all five job offers.

How I landed offers from Microsoft, Amazon, and Twitter without an Ivy League degree

This is for those of you out there who are about to start your job search and who may be worried that you can’t land a top-tier tech job without a Stanford CS degree. Someone told you that you’re not…

Becoming a Self-Driving Car & Machine Learning Engineer

The past year has been quite a journey for me. A year ago I left my full-time job in computer chip design, to go “back to school” for a career change into machine learning. However, I didn’t go back…

How I went from 0 design experience to landing a full time job in 12 months (republished)

Sometimes it ends up being a numbers game, and you have to create your own luck. After over 80 rejections, I managed to land a great job, had some VISA issues, and ended up having to look for jobs again, rinse and repeat until I ended up at my current company.

So you want to be a UX designer… – Suelyn Yu – Medium

To help answer this question, I’ve been collecting online resources and stories — and now I’d like to share them with you. In the past eight years, I’ve gone from design student, to intern, to job…

Starting out as a new designer — how to get a job ASAP

I’m currently teaching UX Design at General Assembly. Aside from the fact that I’m learning a lot, I’m also inspired by the courage and tenacity of my students. Most of them have years of experience…

How I Landed a UX Job in 8 Months Without Work Experience or a Degree

I was scared to quit my job in the property management field to pursue a career in UX design, but it has been one of the most satisfying decisions I’ve made in a long time. I’ve worked with multiple…

How I landed a job in UX Design with no degree or work experience

In the past few months that I’ve started my career in UX design, several people have reached out to ask how I landed a job in UX with no degree or prior work experience. As the market becomes…