The author founded SharpestMinds, a platform to help data scientists get hired. The entire article is great, but here's my favorite part:
Learn boring things. Other people aren’t doing this because no one likes boring things. But learning a proper Git flow, how to use Docker, how to build an app using Flask, and how to deploy models on AWS or Google Cloud, are skills that companies desperately want applicants to have, but that are under-appreciated by a solid majority of applicants.
If you like that, there's plenty more good advice (and snark) in the full post.