Panel Discussion: What Are Hiring Managers Looking For in Candidates?

On June 3rd 2021, we partnered with DataPhilly and The DataLab to host a panel event with hiring managers in the fields of Data Science and Data Engineering

The event

Panelists shared their experiences of the hiring process and their recommendations for job-seekers. The discussion was expertly-moderated by Jessie Pluto, one of the R-Ladies Philly organizers. We asked the panel a mix of questions that attendees had submitted ahead of time and live-upvoted questions. The panel was followed by smaller conversations in breakout rooms, providing the opportunity for attendees to ask the panelists questions directly.

The panel

The panel included data professionals from a range of industries. We are grateful to our panelists, who were very generous with their insights and their time:


As Ryan recaps in his LinkedIn post, key themes were grit and curiousity:

Catch up on the recording

You can catch up on a recording of the event here:


Thank you to the DataPhilly organizers (especially Ramaa Nathan, Anne Beeman, and Christopher Grannan) and The DataLab organizers (especially Devon Malfitano) for being wonderful collaborators for this event.