BigDataFr recommends: 19 Worst Mistakes at Data Science Job Interviews
[…] This applies to many tech job interviews. But here we provide specific advice for data scientists and other professionals with a similar background. More advice is being added regularly.
Here’s the list:
1) Not doing any research on the company prior to the interview.
2) Not understanding whether they want to hire a scientist or a developer. In many cases, they want to hire essentially a developer or a coder, but one that is also a scientist – in short, a unicorn. You might be able to convince them that you are good at both, by emphasizing your business acumen, backed by success stories verifiable with hard facts, and easy to quantify with some yield metrics.
3) Talking too much about their competitors, during the interview (unless you offer a credible solution to kill them) […]