2 years ago I’ve decided to change my career and startet to collect knowledge from different sites. The goal was to become a data scientist. You can take a look at my learning path to see, what exact I was doing during this period. Besides that I’ve participated in a dozen of competitions – 10 on Kaggle and 2 more were hackatones. Over 100 ML models. Some of them were good, some – not. And, of course, I tried to apply to a new job.
360 applications. 292 times my CV was watched. 3 invitations. 1 interview. And no results.
Also I tried to start online data analytics schools, this could help me to more attractive diploma (maybe they do not believe in Coursera?) and a new job after 8-9 months. Two different schools (MTS and X5). Both sent me a reject, both times I did not receive any adequate feedback. Just common words about too many candidates and that my level was lower than the required. I hope It actually was about my knowledge, not age – the second thing can’t be fixed )
Well, what now? This period was very important for me, as any other learning I found it useful. Now I can see more things from the other side.
I got a new work as a cost estimator. And my attempts to work as a data scientist will be on hold, until I will be sure that there’s no risk for burnout any more. I’m going just to finish one of my scheduled courses and then pay more attention to pet-projects. All the time my website exists, you could see a kitten there.
After all I have a family, they were waiting for me to return all this time. I could do nothing without their support.
P.S. About my blog. I’ve deleted all the previous records. It will look another way now, more technical and less personal.