Getting a Big Data Job For Dummies

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Book Description

Hone your analytic talents and become part of the next bigthing

Getting a Job is the ultimate guideto landing a position in one of the fastest-growing fields in themodern economy. Learn exactly what "big data" means, why it's soimportant across all industries, and how you can obtain one of themost sought-after skill sets of the decade. This book walks youthrough the process of identifying your ideal big data job, shapingthe perfect resume, and nailing the interview, all in oneeasy-to-read guide.

Companies from all industries, including finance, technology,medicine, and defense, are harnessing massive amounts of data toreap a competitive advantage. The demand for big data professionalsis growing every year, and experts forecast an estimated 1.9million additional U.S. jobs in big data by 2015. Whether yourniche is developing the technology, handling the data, or analyzingthe results, turning your attention to a career in big data canlead to a more secure, more lucrative career path. Getting a BigData Job For Dummies provides an overview of the big datacareer arc, and then shows you how to get your foot in the doorwith topics like: * The you need to succeed * The range of big data career path options * An overview of major big data employers * A plan to develop your job-landing strategy

Your analytic inclinations may be your ticket to long-lastingsuccess. In a highly competitive job market, developing your dataskills can create a situation where you pick your employer ratherthan the other way around. If you're ready to get in on the groundfloor of the next big thing, Getting a Big Data Job ForDummies will teach you everything you need to know to getstarted today.

Table of Contents

Part I: Getting a Job in Big Data
Chapter 1: The Big Picture of Big Data Jobs
Chapter 2: Seeing Yourself in a Big Data Job
Chapter 3: Key Big Data Concepts

Part II: Getting Your Big Data Education
Chapter 4: Roles in Big Data Revealed
Chapter 5: Foundations of a Big Data Education
Chapter 6: Making Your Own Way (For the Experienced Professional)
Chapter 7: Knowing Your Big Data Tools

Part III: Finding a Job with the Right
Chapter 8: Life as a Consultant
Chapter 9: Working as an In-House Big Data Specialist
Chapter 10: Living on the Edge with a Startup
Chapter 11: Serving in the Public Sector or Academia

Part IV: Developing a Job-Landing Strategy
Chapter 12: Building Your and Brand
Chapter 13: Creating a Winning Résumé
Chapter 14: Preparing to Nail Your Interview

Part V: The Part of Tens
Chapter 15: Ten Ways to Maximize in Your Job Hunt
Chapter 16: Ten Interview Questions and Answers You Need to Know
Chapter 17: Ten Free Data Science Tools and Applications

Part VI: Appendixes
Appendix A: Resources
Appendix B: Glossary

Book Details

  • Title: Getting a Big Data Job For Dummies
  • Author:
  • Length: 264 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2015-01-12
  • ISBN-10: 1118903404
  • ISBN-13: 9781118903407
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