University of California, Irvine
Finding and Preparing for the Right Job
University of California, Irvine

Finding and Preparing for the Right Job

This course is part of Interviewing for DS/AI Roles Specialization

Taught in English

Camille Funk

Instructor: Camille Funk

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level

Recommended experience

10 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Identify which skills to refresh in preparation for DS/AI applicaitons and interviews.

  • Make your portfolio and resume stand out by applying tips specific to the field.

  • Recognize how to market yourself and how career fairs, connecting with recruiters, and networking can help.

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Assessments

4 quizzes

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level

Recommended experience

10 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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This course is part of the Interviewing for DS/AI Roles Specialization
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There are 4 modules in this course

Welcome to Module 1, The Job Search. In this module, we will overview DS/AI-specific job-search strategies including how to tell what a company is really looking for no matter the job title. We will also practice how to conduct a targeted job search and identify the “hidden” job market. Finally, we will compare two job postings with the same title and identify the differences in skill expectations and descriptions.

What's included

2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt2 plugins

Welcome to Module 2, Skills to Brush Up On. In this module, we will identify the major skills areas experts recommend revisiting before applying for data science jobs. We will also list what specific skills should be studied for each of the four major data science job categories. In our group discussion, we will identify and share what skills we personally plan to brush up on and why.

What's included

2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

Welcome to Module 3, Portfolios, Resumes, and Cover Letters. In this module, we will discuss the importance of portfolios and resumes as well as the surprising lack of importance of cover letters for this field. We will also identify specific tips and tricks to improve your resume and overview what should be included in a portfolio to make you stand out. Finally, we will apply the module’s core concepts to update our own resumes, portfolios, and cover letters.

What's included

2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt1 plugin

Welcome to Module 4, Marketing Yourself. In this module, we will explain why marketing yourself is an important key to landing interviews in your desired field. We will learn how to market yourself, including how to connect with recruiters, how to build your online presence, and why and how to attend career fairs. In our group discussion, we will describe what kind of networking is beneficial in this field and one new strategy we plan to implement to better market ourselves.

What's included

2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt1 plugin

Instructor

Camille Funk
University of California, Irvine
5 Courses11,336 learners

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