10 data scientist interview questions job seekers can expect

Demand for data scientists continues to grow, and the job market is hot for those with the right skillset. Data science job candidates can expect a variety of technical questions and exercises that depend upon the position and the company.

But outside of tech know-how, adequately describing your skills with communication, teamwork, and creative thinking is key. “To assess if a candidate can be successful as a data scientist, I’m looking for a few things: baseline knowledge of the fundamentals, a capacity to think creatively and scientifically about real-world problems, exceptional communication about highly technical topics, and constant curiosity,” said Kevin Safford, senior director of engineering at Umbel.

Author: Alison DeNisco Rayome


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