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Anthea Oon (DeSyllas), one of the Women in Data Ambassadors on her life and working as Head of Solutions at Money Dashboard.

Head of Solutions Career path

I knew what I didn’t want to do but not what I did! I joined a graduate programme at L’Oreal straight from university and whilst working in market research there I was presented to by a company called dunnhumby. The rest, as they say, is history.

Head of Solutions Changes and Challenges

Flexible working – enabling women to better manage their hectic home lives alongside the demands of work.

Having a degree is not the only way but it definitely still helps. There is definitely space for women entrepreneurs and we need more.

Most leadership teams/boards I see in our industry are particularly vanilla. We need more diversity in these teams – more diversity in thinking, leading to better, high performing, successful teams.

Head of Solutions Advice

Do what you love and feel passionate about – don’t let anyone tell you you can’t. There are too many people out there who hate what they do which is a travesty, as work takes up such a big part of your life. Focus on something that you’re happy to get out of bed for!

Make sure to follow this series on STEM Careers Guide.

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Very clear layout to follow, questions advance over the chapters and it sets a steady pace. This book helped me immensely to get all the practice I needed within 3 days.

A really useful book 

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Top Data Careers / Data jobs

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      Data jobs interview – Data Strategy Manager

      Welcome to our Belle Cartwright interview. Belle is one of the Women in Data Ambassadors. Belle works as a Senior Data & Audience Strategy Manager.

      Data career challenges

      I think the awareness and visibility of women in technical roles are hugely exciting. When I first started I couldn’t name any female CDOs or expert role models in the field. Now I get to call some of them friends. 

      Female entrepreneur opportunities

      My top tip for career success is to be hungry and willing to learn. Technology is evolving and changing rapidly. The people who can get in front of or drive those changes will be the end winners. As a result, entrepreneurship is a key part of my role. I have to actively seek the right business opportunities within this fast-paced ever-changing world. This is for my agency. Plus, for my client in order for us to maintain and grow competitive advantage.

        Our top Data careers advice

      Keep an open mind and always take the opportunities in front of you. You never know where it can lead you. You will have the ability to change fields/roles multiple times in your career. What you like doing/not doing will change as your skillset and experience grows. So don’t get set on one thing. It’s super easy once you have some experience to be able to link it. Or to gain new ones to help you move from one place to the next. The biggest step you can take is the 1st one. So be bold, be brave and experiment until you find the right fit for you. 

      Top Data careers interview

      Here are excerpts from our interview with Leyre Murillo Villar. Leyre is a Women in Data  Ambassador 2020. Leyre works as a CDO Data Controller.

      Data Controller career path

      I did an MSc in Computer Science. The first three years of the degree was focused on data structures and data management. The second part on artificial intelligence and neuronal networks. I had many options and was unsure about which career to pursue. I chose computer engineer degree as it was the most unknown to me. It was where my knowledge gap was bigger and because it sounded fancy.

      Once I finished I started working in Madrid at Deloitte for Santander Group. I developed data analysis initiatives, where I managed to apply all the programming and data skills I had learnt at university. I guess it was a mix of luck, effort and true enjoyment that kept me going. After a couple of years working in the external audit domain for Santander, I joined EY.  I had the opportunity to launch/create the data quality service.

      Biggest Data Controller challenges

      • Firstly, more women in a management position.
      • Secondly, diversity and inclusive policies e.g the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals.
      • Thirdly, empowering all women and girls. 

      Data Controller opportunities for women entrepreneurs  

      Having a degree it is definitely not the only path to a successful career. It helps because it gives you the possibility to learn some skills. And a problem-solving mindset that you may need in the future. But the most important part is your willingness to understand problems. To find suitable solutions and your passion to get to the root of the real-life problems. To ask appropriate questions. Plus, to network with different people, connect the dots and find patterns and meaning in the chaos. 

      Top data careers advice  

      Ask questions, understand the why and the how. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes, learn from them. Fully embrace chaos and changes, as many challenges will come, use them as a testing environment to try new things. Think where you are today, where you want to be and build your path to get there. 

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      Leyre Murillo Villar. CDO Data Controller

      Data Controller Jobs and Career Guide

      Welcome to our Data Controller Jobs and Career Guide.

           


          Data Controller career path

          I did an MSc in Computer Science. The first three years of the degree was focused on data structures and data management. The second part on artificial intelligence and neuronal networks. I had many options and was unsure about which career to pursue. I chose computer engineer degree as it was the most unknown to me, where my knowledge gap was bigger and because it sounded fancy.

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          Data Controller jobs

          Having a degree it is definitely not the only path to a successful career. It helps because it gives you the possibility to learn some skills and problem-solving mindset that you may need in the future. But the most important part is your willingness to understand problems and find suitable solutions, your passion to get to the root of the real-life problems and ask appropriate questions and your ability to network with different people, connect the dots and find patterns and meaning in the chaos. 

          Data Controller Career Opportunities

          Once I finished I started working in Madrid at Deloitte for Santander Group, developing data analysis initiatives. After a couple of years working in the external audit domain for Santander, I joined EY.  There I was given the opportunity to launch/create the data quality service. And I realised that not only I was good at it but also everything made sense in my head and I was able to make the best use of my creativity and my curious mindset.

          Data Controller Challenges

          We are seeing more women in a management position, leading to a diverse blend of skills and leadership styles. Also more diversity and inclusive policies are now being developed. For example, the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, among them the Goal 5: that Gender Equality. This states that talks about how to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. 

          Read more about Working as a CDO Data Controller – Leyre Villar.

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          WID Dizem OZALP SARI – Senior Data and Machine Learning Services Manager

          Machine Learning Career Path

          Dizem OZALP SARI, one of the Women in Data Ambassadors 2019, provides an inspirational machine learning career path. Dizem is now HSBC’s Senior Data and Machine Learning Services Manager.

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          Machine learning career guide

          I was led to become an engineer by my teachers mostly. I was not very well informed when I made this choice. Luckily, I then discovered that engineering is my thing and really enjoyed this. I had the opportunity to combine my enthusiasm in history and economics with engineering during my postgrad and studied science and technology policies as masters. 

          Biggest machine learning career challenges

          Learning is now not restricted in classrooms. Anywhere or on any device, as long as you are keen to improve your knowledge, there is a platform and mostly free that can help you to do that. In my perspective, this is groundbreaking and will def change our world moving forward. Human capital is still the most important part of our job. 

          Qualification Requirements and Opportunities

          Dizem OZALP SARI, one of the Women in Data Ambassadors 2019, provides an inspirational machine learning career path. Dizem is now HSBC’s Senior Data and Machine Learning Services Manager.

          STEM Data Careers Guide

          No, I would not say but it is still the most exploited one. I would advise young people to consider going to uni as an opportunity rather than an obligatory step for their career. Splitting from the family can be a significant learning point for an adult to discover their real and own aspirations and strengths.

          Women entrepreneurs have access to only 2% of total VC funds. This number only can tell you that there are things we need to fight for more. This does not necessarily say that there is discrimination but we need to understand the reasons for this significantly low number. On the other hand, there are funds supporting particularly women entrepreneurs and applying positive discrimination, which could be a great opportunity for a woman with a business idea. 

          Read more on Working in Data and Machine Learning – Dizem SARI

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          Welcome to our Analytics jobs / analytics careers. We hope you find the best job fit for you.

               


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              Analytics careers path

              Strangely I never chose explicitly to work in data. I slowly moved towards it by discovering what key parts of the roles I was in  I really enjoyed. Naturally, my analytical traits drew me towards roles which required a lot of analysis, problem-solving and translating data into communications, plans and strategies.

              Challenges

              There’s an incredible movement right now to get a lot of women into tech. Right from a young age which is inspiring. However to make this a long-term success, the women currently in this field need to be advocates for ensuring that the world the next generation enter is fit to help them thrive and keep them in STEM careers. For me, I am excited to see there’s a growing movement towards flexible working, a good work-life blend and open conversations about the existing gender pay-gap and data bias that exists currently.

              Analytics Jobs Opportunities

              Absolutely not. For me personally, my degree is not in a STEM subject. I read History at the University of Birmingham and then moved into a more technical career path through experience, self-learning and post-graduate certifications. Honestly, there are many paths towards a successful career and honestly, no one path is the right one to take. A career is a successful one in my opinion if it makes you happy, keeps you fulfilled and promotes positive change in yourself and for those around you.

              analytics careers

              If you need specialist knowledge in a field and a degree is a requirement for your desired occupation, obviously it is clear that the most direct path to this would be to undertake the degree. However if not, apprenticeships, work experience and personal development are all other great ways to build the knowledge and skills needed to have a successful and fulfilling career.

              Never be afraid to trust your own instincts, even if the choice seems scary, impossible or difficult at the time. Quite often, the biggest challenges lead to the greatest opportunities and rewards so never be afraid to push yourself to do something if it feels right. Also, remain true to yourself, learn from those who inspire you, and the true value of success is how happy you feel – not how much stuff or status you have.

              Analytics careers path 

              I applied for several roles in accountancy but was rejected. I decided to start from scratch and think about what I enjoyed. Econometrics was my favourite subject at University, so I started exploring that route. I found an agency leveraging econometrics to inform marketing capital allocation and media planning decisions. I applied and got the job. Then 2 weeks later I moved to London to start my career in data and analytics.

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              Challenges and Changes 

              • Shift in working environments to being more flexible
              • Increasing parity of maternity and paternity leave, although more work needs to be done here.
              • Many successful people who chose not to graduate from University, for example, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Richard Branson… pursuing their passion… led to highly successful companies.

              Analytics Opportunities 

              Definitely, gender is the key diversity group which affects data and analytics, with males outnumbering females 4 to 1. The disruption caused by women entrepreneurs would help to shake up this field… Bringing diversity at senior levels and by serving as role models for those considering to enter the industry… To encourage those to stay and grow their career in data and analytics.

              Analytics advice

              Let go of being perfect! I spent far too much time thinking, planning… Even worrying about the future, when what matters is really now… As things generally change that will affect your initial decisions and thoughts anyway. Don’t worry so much and go with the flow.


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              Aptitude test practice books

              Rob Williams’s five practice aptitude tests books are all available on Amazon:

              Firstly, in our opinion Brilliant Passing Verbal Reasoning Tests is the best aptitude test practice book for Passing Verbal Reasoning Tests.

              Secondly, in our opinion, Brilliant Passing Numerical Reasoning Tests is the best aptitude test practice book for Passing Numerical Reasoning Tests.

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              Are you chasing a job that you really want, but need to take a verbal reasoning test to get it? With the help of this book, you’ll sharpen your skills and quickly become confident in your ability to pass. 

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              Graduate Career Service Guide

              Welcome to our Graduate Career Service Guide.

              At School Entrance Tests we aim to take the anxiety out of school entrance tests for students and parents. We provide a vast collection of free private and grammar school entrance exams and educational resources.

              We understand how stressful entrance exams can be and therefore want to level the playing field for those who can’t afford tutors / private education.

              We also create fun and effective 10-minute tests in the form of quizzes. Through these, we aim to get children to practice exam questions within time restraints. At the same time, they can review the feedback to their answers. This gives children more personal responsibility for their own learning.

              Student Careers Service

              There is a Student Careers Service on nearly every university campus. It is made up of a team of people with a wide knowledge of the work environment who are dedicated to helping their students and offering guidance which gives the students the best chance in fulfilling their career aspirations.

              How Personality Type affects Your Career

              It may even have define your career choice. In our opinion, most ENTJs prefer leadership roles and managing work projects.

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              Personality type career guidance

              We all know one person who loves the job. Another who just hates upper management politics. another who doesn’t want to deal with people.

              Can you get promoted in a way that keeps you using your personality authentically. Unfortunately, to be successful you have to understand firstly your personality type. Secondly, the way it will interact with the people around you.

              Personality type career mismatches

              Your personality type certainly affects the way you think and act. Plus, other people’s perceptions of you.

              This isn’t a complicated idea, but it is a critical one. Your personality type and any misperceptions others have about it are likely to self perpetuate and drive your career. It’s a feedback loop, regardless of whether or not it’s positive or negative; if you’re unhappy with your job and others know it, you’re likely to become more unhappy about your job. If your personality type doesn’t fit your job, you’re likely to be unhappy there.

              Personality type career guidance

              Career success requires finding a job that matches your personality traits. The idea becomes doubly true once you start moving up the ladder. This is why you can guess what department somebody is from just by their attitude toward the company.  So before you accept a personality-type based promotion, you need to know what jobs you can and can’t do.

              Graduate Careers Services usually have their own building on the university campus but are also available online. An account can usually be created on the website, allowing the student to search for vacancies and receive email alerts on relevant jobs. The Careers Services provide a welcoming atmosphere, offering drop-in sessions or appointments where a member of the team can help explore the student’s options or problems. Other services also include:

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              Rob Williams’s five practice aptitude tests books are all available on Amazon:

              Firstly, in our opinion Brilliant Passing Verbal Reasoning Tests is the best aptitude test practice book for Passing Verbal Reasoning Tests.

              Secondly, in our opinion, Brilliant Passing Numerical Reasoning Tests is the best aptitude test practice book for Passing Numerical Reasoning Tests.

              Our Graduate Career Service Guide

              CV Checks

              Most Careers Services are there to help build student and graduate CVs. A good CV is vital when applying for jobs or internships. Careers Services will offer one to one appointments where advice on how to perfect their cv. Many other useful resources will be available on their website such as templates.

              Practice Interviews

              Interviews are an extremely daunting prospect of applying for a job and employers will, almost always, require you to participate in one. The Careers Service on campus is there to help you know what to expect at interview. For example, one to ones, video, panel and telephone interviews. Some universities create mock interview situations for their students. Here a Careers Consultant is the interviewer and role play with the student.

              They want to recruit bright young graduates and let them know about different opportunities. Employer activity on campus is very common and usually they will give talks or guest lectures, allowing students to partake in Q&A sessions. These events allow students to meet and interact with employers.

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              Worrying parents

              The research showed it can be tough to watch the kids fly the nest, with three in ten parents saying it is one of the hardest things they have ever done.

              And it won’t stop them worrying either with 48 percent of parents admitting that they are anxious about what their kids are up to every single day.

              A staggering 93 percent agree that it is harder for kids moving into their first home or student halls than it was in their day. But while one in eight parents said seeing their kids go was sad, it gave them and their partner a chance to rekindle their relationship.

              Regionally, Leicester parents made the biggest sacrifice for their kids, losing out a massive £953 worth of items. That’s nearly twice as much as Norwich (£499).

              THE TOP 20 MOST COMMONLY STOLEN ITEMS

              • Bedding 56%
              • Laptop 54%
              • Cups 49%
              • Books 49%
              • Cutlery 47%
              • Pots and pans 46%
              • Plates 44%
              • Headphones 42%
              • Television 40%
              • Kettle 33%
              • DVDs 32%
              • Games console 31%
              • CDs 30%
              • Tablet 25%
              • Cushions 24%
              • Laundry basket 24%
              • Table lamp 23%
              • Mirror 22%
              • Toaster 22%
              • Picture frames 17%

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              For all your career resources in one place, this is the page to keep an eye on.

              Below, you will find all the pages and posts relating to career choices. We look at different career choices for graduates or people ready for a career change.

              Next, you will find career categories per subject of interest. You might be very sure of what you are interested in, but haven’t found the right career for your specific interest. Why not have a look below. You might find what you are looking for. 

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              Where Could Your Career Interests Take You?

              Choosing the right career is one of the most important decisions in your life. Doing what you like is always the best way to approach this. 

              Therefore we have decided to focus on different career resources according to the subjects of interest. Below you can choose which of these subjects interest you. You will then be taken to a page dedicated to that specific subject or interest. 

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              There are great psychometric tests to help you pinpoint your main interests. Why not contact us today and see how we can assist you in making the best choices within your interests and abilities. 


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              Art & Design

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              Computing & ICT

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              Design & Tech

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              How Personality Type affects Your Career

              It may even have define your career choice. In our opinion, most ENTJs prefer leadership roles and managing work projects.

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              Personality type career guidance

              We all know one person who loves the job. Another who just hates upper management politics. another who doesn’t want to deal with people.

              Can you get promoted in a way that keeps you using your personality authentically. Unfortunately, to be successful you have to understand firstly your personality type. Secondly, the way it will interact with the people around you.

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              Personality type career mismatches

              Your personality type certainly affects the way you think and act. Plus, other people’s perceptions of you.

              This isn’t a complicated idea, but it is a critical one. Your personality type and any misperceptions others have about it are likely to self perpetuate and drive your career. It’s a feedback loop, regardless of whether or not it’s positive or negative; if you’re unhappy with your job and others know it, you’re likely to become more unhappy about your job. If your personality type doesn’t fit your job, you’re likely to be unhappy there.

              Personality type career guidance

              Career success requires finding a job that matches your personality traits. The idea becomes doubly true once you start moving up the ladder. This is why you can guess what department somebody is from just by their attitude toward the company.  So before you accept a personality-type based promotion, you need to know what jobs you can and can’t do.

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              Graduate Job Tips

              Welcome to our Top Graduate Job Tips page.

              Our Top Graduate Jobs Tips

              1. Use our job hunting tips below to stay motivated and to focus on the future, rather than any current frustrations.
              2. Even after a job application is unsuccessful.
              3. Remind yourself that this happens to every graduate.
              4. Track your progress by aiming for more applications to lead to graduate scheme interviews…
              5. Set a target for an increasing number of graduate job interviews per month.
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