Making Data Science Interviews Better

I’ve thought and written a fair bit about the recruiting process from the perspective of the job-seeker. But lately, having observed my friends (and fellow boot camp grads) go through interview after interview, I have some constructive feedback for how companies can interview better.

Business Case Questions that the Interviewer Has Not Solved in Advance What’s the actual objective of a business case interview? It’s to test the ability of a candidate to both think critically and creatively when faced with an open-ended problem. But as an interviewer how do you assess these things? The thinking critically part is not as hard — if the person is stumbling through basic business strategy issues or making recommendations that don’t make sense (given the context) then it’s probably a no go.

Author: Tony Yiu

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