How to Crush Your Interviews | Alex Lim
April 8th, 2020
25 mins 4 secs
About this Episode
A mock interview with a rising star of our industry.
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[02:33] The introduction for the episode and our guest today
[04:23] Alex tells us about the path that led him to data science and machine learning as a career choice
[05:22] Alex tells us about the inspiration behind one of this data science projects
[06:46] He then walks us through the plan of attack for coming up with a strategy for executing on his project.
[07:48] Alex goes into detail about struggles he had to face kind of sourcing data, organizing his thoughts, the project structure, how he overcome these challenges
[08:47] He walk us through his post application protocol for getting interviews
[09:51] Some tips on how to find the right people in an organization to reach out to
[11:10] Alex goes through, in detail, the challenges he faced in the job search, how many interviews he went on, and how he kept his head right during rejections.
[13:13] Alex shares some books and some advice for cultivating the right mindset to navigate you through the job search ups and downs.
[14:23] We start off the mock interview portion with the first question usually asked in an interview: Tell me about yourself.
[15:50] Can you describe a time when you had to deal with competing priorities or competing deadlines?
[16:42] What would you say is the most difficult type of person to deal with and how do you deal with that type of person?
[17:50] Can you walk me through your discovery process when you're starting a new project?
[19:10] Alex tells us the formula he uses to come up with such well crafted responses to commonly asked interview questions
[21:04] Alex talks to us about his process for coming up with questions to ask during an interview
[21:56] The one thing Alex wants us to learn from his story
[22:31] Jumping into the lightning round:Python or R?
[22:44] What's a book every data scientist should read?
[23:00] His favorite question to ask the interviewer in a job interview?
[23:40] His view on certifications and self-directed learning
[24:15] Alex let's us know how we can connect with him and where we can find him online