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How to Get a Job Using Data Science

Many companies struggle with tech recruitment and we know it’s becoming an issue for you to find the perfect job. In fact, research from the Manpower Group shows that companies around the world find tech positions are the second-most difficult roles to fill. This is problematic and it means that talent shortages are now at …

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The Reign of the Resume is Coming to an End

As the sun sets on this relic, we step into a brave new world where the technical hiring process is improved for hiring manager and candidates. The end of the resume means that: candidate profiles are no longer restricted to a static snapshot, great candidates don’t fall through the cracks left by keyword searches, the …

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Code Pilot Manifesto

Hiring Science A boring bit about me, my name is Scott Fletcher, and I am one of the founders of Code Pilot. I am fundamentally a systems and a problems person. Systems that give the desired outcome with a minimum of fuss. I enjoy systems that are streamlined and make sense. I really enjoy solving …

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Why you should expect more from your recruiter.

Chances are you’ve been emailed by a recruiter at least once in the past year. You know the message I’m talking about. It usually starts with “apologies for the unsolicited message” followed with a quick synopsis of your experience and education from your social media profile and a job description. You might respond if the …

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#MoneyballofHiring  

  The 2018 NFL draft has just finished. Armies of executives, scouts, and consultants have armed 32 organizations with spreadsheets, algorithms, forecasts, and the good ole’ eye test to hire 256 candidates. Whether it’s Billy Beane of the Oakland A’s, the fictional Bobby Axelrod of Axe Capital, the real hedge fund titan Ray Dalio, or …

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What do we know about hiring? We’re data scientists.

I’ve been a line engineer since 1999, and in those 19 years, I’ve had my fair share of interviews, both sides of the table. I’ve interviewed as a candidate and recruited as a hiring manager at small companies, startups, large companies, and government agencies. It’s a familiar flow; recruiter sets up a phone screen, you …

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Char2vec – Character embeddings for word similarity

Most of my applied data science work is in text heavy domains where the objects are small, there isn’t a clear “vocabulary”, and most of the tasks focus on similarity. My go to tool is almost always cosine similarity, although other metrics such as Levenshtein or character n-grams also feature heavily. The reason these tools are …

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