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Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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7/3/2014 | 12:35:47 PM
Re: Balance and triage
Good point, "soft" skills like communication skills are important to demonstrate. You can analyze the data but can you explain it?
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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7/2/2014 | 10:45:47 AM
Hadoop experience
Job postings seeking five years of Hadoop management experience seem a little unrealistic. Many people who are passionate about big data have only been doing it for two or three years. What I heard from big data leaders at a recent conference was don't let the job descriptions scare you: Work your way into the interview and demonstrate related IT skills and curiosity.
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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7/2/2014 | 9:14:59 AM
Balance and triage
I do agree with the points here. To hunt for hadoop  job, you do not need to be a top talent in this planet. You don't need to be a mathematician except you are doing pure research work in the tough area such as algorithm. Instead you should possess the necessary skillset and have balance among different skills - both technical and soft skill. Most of the employers will have pragmatic choice and balance pros/cons of the candidate. The same holds true not only for Hadoop jobs but for other positions as wel.
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