If you’re reading this then you’re probably thinking about or maybe already in the process of applying to a position in Data Science…..what a great decision that is! 🥳 From personal experience, I know that the application process for a DS-job can be quite daunting: Data challenges, live coding…..the list goes on. To give people an idea on what to expect, how to prepare accordingly...and maybe just to have a bit of fun, I thought it’d be useful to share a few of our experiences.
As a start I’ll give a quick rundown of the application process for the Peak graduate scheme.
Following the usual CV submission and the answering of a few questions we got sent a data challenge that consisted of the following problem: We were tasked with coming up with a classification algorithm to a set business problem. On the subsequent interview during the assessment day we then had to prove the commercial applicability of our recommendations & insights. In retrospective, my top tip would be to not worry about the technical details too much but rather make sure that you’ve got a logical process in place to make a well founded recommendation.
What would be your top tips for a DS-interview?