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  • Re: It's our [Job] thread

    schuss wrote: »
    had phone interview for a company that seems p rad with their vp of data

    they gonna bring me in for in person interviews

    i felt unprepared for it, but went okay, made a few small mistakes but nothing major


    got email from the guy
    As I mentioned, our data analyst team deals with very large data sets, and a strong comfort level in SQL is very helpful. The best way to get better there is simply with more experience with that. If you have a chance to review aspects of SQL in advance of your coming in for an interview, that will likely be helpful too. I also encourage you to think about our business model and to come in with as many pointed questions as possible.
    MUST PREPARE!!!!

    tips?

    also what kind of pointed questions are good questions hmm

    What database technologies are they using and why? What are there solutions today and moving forward? Do they have a roadmap around cloud-based processing or integration? What toolsets are they using? How are you creating value with your data, and what is preventing that value from being more widespread?
    Study up on best practices around data governance as well as around new data trends. Watch some keynotes from PASS and the Databricks conference to get an idea of what's going on in the data world right now.
    Take a look at different database reporting tools. Do they roll their own in SSRS? Or do they have some kind of Business Objects solution or whatever.

    Thanks folks, this is helpful. I don't have a ton of database experience, just like, SQL basics
    It's a data analyst role. This is a helpful start, I'll look into these things.

    The office has office dogs!

    For data analyst role, look into database and information management concepts, as you will need to know potential impacts from things like data grain mismatches, duplication of data, nullability, how to clean data to fix all the previous items mentioned etc.
    A lot of data is not actually looking at data, but rather the processes that create and update it and how they work, as once you understand the flow and the change agents, you can eliminate any potential issues through appropriate processes on the data.
    Shazkar Shadowstorm
  • Re: It's our [Job] thread

    had phone interview for a company that seems p rad with their vp of data

    they gonna bring me in for in person interviews

    i felt unprepared for it, but went okay, made a few small mistakes but nothing major


    got email from the guy
    As I mentioned, our data analyst team deals with very large data sets, and a strong comfort level in SQL is very helpful. The best way to get better there is simply with more experience with that. If you have a chance to review aspects of SQL in advance of your coming in for an interview, that will likely be helpful too. I also encourage you to think about our business model and to come in with as many pointed questions as possible.
    MUST PREPARE!!!!

    tips?

    also what kind of pointed questions are good questions hmm

    What database technologies are they using and why? What are there solutions today and moving forward? Do they have a roadmap around cloud-based processing or integration? What toolsets are they using? How are you creating value with your data, and what is preventing that value from being more widespread?
    Study up on best practices around data governance as well as around new data trends. Watch some keynotes from PASS and the Databricks conference to get an idea of what's going on in the data world right now.
    NijaDis'Shazkar Shadowstorm
  • Re: Looking for high-end headphones

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/142270/audiophilia-headphones-amps-daps-and-empty-wallets

    Is a great resource. Headroom (http://www.headphone.com/) is actually quite good with their ratings and items they sell.
    BouwsT
  • Re: [Computer Build Thread] - What happens if I stick my screwdriver th- *bzzt*

    Needs some sriracha. Or Tabasco at least.

    on a steak? Monster.
    chrishallett83emp123BouwsTTOGSolid
  • Re: I spent 90 hours at the [job] thread last week and all I got was this lousy paycheck

    Sassori wrote: »
    Sassori wrote: »
    I might have accidentally gotten myself forced into a committee because I kept correcting really stupid people in a meeting.

    Damn it.

    No mercy, Sass.

    Get in there and wrest control over that committee, show them how weakness fails them.

    No mercy.

    Well, apparently this is one of those committees that is controlled by one person and no one has the willingness to argue against them because they will never change their mind over anything. And most of the people in this training were all people on this special committee and they didn't think any outsiders should have the same powers that they did.

    And I think they underestimate just how little I mind being obnoxious. So my speaking up and arguing with them every time they tried to push for something ended up getting me noticed by everyone in the room. And now my boss has heard about it and is going to force me to join the committee.

    Having the ability to be an unrepentant pain in the ass over not allowing stupidity has gotten me where I am today.
    Darth WaiterTheRoadVirus