How to land a Data Scientist job at your dream company - My journey to Airbnb

I just started my new job at Airbnb as a data scientist a month ago, and I still feel that I'm too lucky to be here.

You've read versions of this post before: how I got my first data science job. Most of these posts focus on the practical aspects: what to study, what books to read, etc. This post is different. It focuses on the emotional experience of trying to break into the industry. And the stakes for this author are high: she was down to $600 in her bank account and her US work authorization was running out.

If you're in the process right now, this post might be just what you need.


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