Panel Discussion: What Are Hiring Managers Looking For in Candidates?
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 included data professionals from a range of industries. We are grateful to our panelists, who were very generous with their insights and their time:
Anjali Bansal: Advanced Analytics Lead, Slalom
Robert Cheetham: CEO, Azavea
Johanna-Laina Fischer: Senior Data Scientist, Comcast EBI
Ryan Harrington: Lead Data Scientist, CompassRed
Dave O’ Toole: Vice President of Analytics, Consumer Behavior, and BI, Revzilla (Comoto Holdings)
Jason Rodriguez: Data Science Manager, GoPuff
Steve Ross: Sr. Manager Security Data Engineering, Elastic
Oodaye Shukla: Chief Data Analytics Officer, Eversana
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.