Valuable lessons: The Uncertainty in the Machine Learning Job Hunt.

It will always be with you. That doesn’t mean you won’t succeed. Here, I would like to give of this article. I’m gonna paste the source link down below to read the full article.
In less than a year, I will be deemed worthy by my university of a Bachelors degree. In less than a year, I will be saying goodbye to the place I called home for the last 4 years. In less than a year, I will know where the next chapter of my life begins.

Unfortunately, I’m not there yet. I am really only left with one question that occupies my mind space as I write my cover letters and send off my applications:

So Many Others are Going Through This Too.

It really is as simple as that.

Machine Learning and Data Science are highly competitive fields and I mean highly competitive fields. It’s a typical day. You check out LinkedIn and see the newest opportunities available at well developed start-ups. One catches your eye in particular and you realize: it was only posted 30 minutes ago! You click on the listing to see what the job entails only to see “200+ applicants” listed below the company’s name.

It’s a frustrating cycle. You and I are going through it together, no matter how much it seems like a competition to get a job in the first place. Entrenching yourself in a competitive mindset can be good to push you forward through difficult times, however it may lead you to neglect how similar you are to everyone you are competing with. We are all on our paths to success and we will find it in due time. Securing a good job is not a zero-sum game, simply because there are so many good fits for you.

The more you apply, the quicker you will find that fit. Best of luck on your journey.


With respect.

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