Ensure you have the skill set for a big data career path
Develop a job-landing strategy
Prepare for the hiring process and sharpen your interview skills
Find companies hiring big data professionals
Find out what it takes to land a job in one of today’s fastest-growing career fields!
The demand for big data professionals just keeps growing. This down-to-earth guide shows you what you must know to qualify, how to identify the big data job for you, what constitutes the perfect résumé, and what it takes to ace the interview. Learn about the different types of jobs and companies, how to build a plan, and how to set it in motion!
What’s out there — view the big picture of the big data industry and find out what types of jobs fit your skills and interests
Dive into details — understand the process of big data architecture and examine how big data is used in different businesses
What do you need to know — review your own background and see what education gaps you need to fill
Stock your toolbox — discover essential database and analysis tools
Who the players are — find out what companies and enterprises are major big data employers
Decide what you want — understand the pros and cons of working for a large corporation, for a startup, in the public sector, or in academia
Build your strategy — develop your network, learn to create the résumés that will get attention, and head into interviews with confidence
Open the book and find:
How to build a job-finding plan
What skills are in demand
Where to look for jobs
An overview of major big data employers
Different types of jobs available
Whether you need more education
Curriculum choices that lead to jobs
Top ten ways to maximize social media
Getting a Big Data Job For Dummies
Wiley / For Dummies
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Jason Williamson is an experienced business and IT executive and a recognized innovator of technology and business transformation. As an expert in modernization and business transformation, he has worked with G1000 organizations developing IT and Business modernization strategies. He has also been responsible for executing Oracle’s modernization program. He currently serves as an Executive Advisor for Oracle advising the C-Level of Oracle’s most important clients on business and technology strategy.
Prior to joining Oracle, his experience spans both technology and business leadership. Jason was the founder and CTO for the construction industry’s first SaaS/CRM offering. He led BuildLinks from a concept to a multi-million dollar company and forged key financial and business partnerships with Sprint/Nextel and Intuit helping to create innovative products. His creative thinking and vision opened the door for him to establish a Non-Profit NGO dedicated to entrepreneurial and technology education in developing nations, which enabled the establishment multiple self-sustaining companies in Latin America.
Beyond his entrepreneurial efforts, he has served in key positions within fortune 500 professional services and financial services firms including Capital One and GE Capital. Williamson’s background includes experience in Financial Services, Construction, Public Sector, Defense, and Healthcare. He also served his country in the United States Marine Corps.
Williamson obtained his B.S. degree in MIS from Virginia Commonwealth University and an M.S. in Management of IT from the University of Virginia. He has co-authored numerous articles and books including: Oracle Modernization Solutions (2008, PacktPub) and Data Integration and Migration (2011, PacktPub).