I think good news should always be shared in a motivational purpose! Yesterday, after MONTHS of self-learning and rejections, I have finally got my first “that is impressive” at an interview. Things are not completely done but I should become in a few weeks a “customer success strategist” that involves at 40% of data analysis (SQL, Excel and Tableau) in the job description. The job is a tribrid between SEA Manager/Account Manager and Data Analyst. Basically, I’ll have for mission to help retain current customers by analysing their data, their industry data, make them tell a story by using the insights and give the customers advice to improve their online campaigns.
It is not exactly a Data Scientist position but it is a first step! I spent months applying for jobs as Junior Data Analyst only to get rejection emails because I did not have the right diploma (I come from a sales and marketing background). Good thing about this job, I’ll work directly with a data scientist to learn a maximum in the hopes of become a full data analyst within the company by next year!
Keep faith and do not hesitate into related to data jobs before landing to what you truly aspire.