Show Notes

Data science is an in-demand skill. Yet, many data scientists find it challenging to get started in the industry and to differentiate themselves from other data scientists once they find a job.

In this episode, Jonathan Stark joins Dr Genevieve Hayes to discuss how data scientists can find their niche and build a reputation as a data science authority.

Guest Bio

Jonathan Stark is a former software developer who now helps independent professionals make a living while increasing their impact on the world. He is the author of Hourly Billing Is Nuts, the host of the podcast Ditching Hourly and the co-host of The Business of Authority.

Talking Points

  • How data scientists can build their authority and move away from being viewed as commodities.
  • The benefits of specialisation, both as an independent professional, and as an employee of a larger organisation.
  • Is it necessary to manage staff in order to establish your credibility as an authority in data science?
  • How your authority as a data scientist, once established, could potentially be leveraged both within the corporate world and as a springboard into an independent career.


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Episode 14: Building Your Authority in Data Science