I think the biggest problem is that some companies, hr, recruiters or even hiring managers misunderstand years at job for experience.

Experience in data science comes with projects — work projects, school projects or pet projects.

I’ve hired dozens of data scientists and I’ve seen fresh graduates with plenty of experience and people 10 years into their careers with none.

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Adam Votava

Data scientist | avid cyclist | amateur pianist (I'm sharing my personal opinion and experience, which should not to be considered professional advice)