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You apply to numerous jobs daily.

No answer.


The reply:

“Thank you for your application for the [job position title] at [company’s name]. …, unfortunately, we have to inform you that this time we won’t be able to invite you to the next phase of our selection process.”

You get frustrated.

You are not able to figure out how to at least make it to the interview stage.

The problem

First of all, you should know that You are not the problem here.

Then, what’s the problem?

It’s the current hiring process.

Usually, these days companies use ATS systems for processing…

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There are days when we feel less motivated to do work. Everyone has days like that. Usually, we procrastinate and end up doing nothing.

Sometimes, we also tend to think that feeling unproductive on certain days is harmful. It’s something perceived as not that good by ourselves.

Ideally, everyone wants to be productive every day.

Don’t run behind ‘idealistic’ goals:

Amongst us, nearly every one of us has some goals. We want to achieve these goals and feel satisfied when we see ourselves achieving something in this regard.

On a similar note, we feel down when we think we are not able to do anything…

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‘You need to be productive to be successful.’

‘You can only do this if you can do X things in Y hours.’

‘You’d be able to achieve this if you can finish that in Z days.’

This what we have heard daily from ‘motivational’ speakers, ‘self-made’ entrepreneurs, ‘social-media’ influencers, and other ‘successful’ people.

I think this what has left most of us chasing an ideal state in our life, which most of us cannot do so.

As a human being, burnout, stress, and a ‘feeling to do nothing’ are real. It’s really important to consider these situations while planning anything.

Data Science

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Storytelling has been there for ages. It has helped people to make a better sense of the things happening around them and before.

People have been using it to draw the attention of not only the audience in front of them but also the people coming after them.

Storytelling is an art. As times have passed by, the techniques, methods, and tools of storytelling have changed but the main concept and goal remain the same i.e. to engage your audience so effectively that they can actually relate to what you are saying.

As data scientists, we are also told to…

Data Science, Opinion

Learn how to effectively tell a story in order to explain your work.

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You are a data scientist, or somehow involved with the data science probably learning it which is the reason you are reading my article.

You were given a classification problem.

You think you used the best model for modeling it.

But someone asks you to explain the process that how you did it?

and you are lost…….

Yes, it has happened to me in the past.

You are no different.

As data scientists, we play with data as a part of our daily jobs. We are used…

A person’s attitude today defines what they will be tomorrow…

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Most of us have goals and these goals in life pave the way for us to succeed.

But having a constructive approach towards your goals is really important.

Everyone aspires to become a better version of themselves and strives to achieve this in their own way.

I have some goals in my life too. Although, I cannot brag about achieving most of it, what I learned after years about goals is that organizing life is really necessary if someone is serious about their goals.

Here are some of the reasons…

Learn to win by embracing your failures…

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You might have heard the term ‘failure’ from the people around you.

It’s attributed to defeat, losing, or similar meanings.

People think that if you fail, everything ends up. It’s a separate discussion. But what’s real is that people around you kind of want to ‘force’ that failure on you.

Let’s see how to deal with that situation:

Success is not the only option

The world doesn’t end with a defeat. There’s much more than that. There are other options too. Give yourself some space to explore other things as well.

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker…

It’s damn easy. You can do it!

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Writing is a creative process.

It’s an art. It takes time to write good content and then building a reputation on top of that.

You might be struggling with writing content that people like, share, and want to read again and again. Remember, creative things take time to come into existence.

According to research by Content Marketing Institue about B2B Content Marketing, only 5% of B2B Content Marketers are very successful in their content strategy. There are a lot of things that collectively contribute to a writer’s success and failure.

But the most…

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As engineers, we want our applications to be decoupled from each other and follow an architecture that’s distributed in different parts or services. This makes it easy to disintegrate, replace, or remove different parts without affecting the overall functionality of the applications and software systems.

Messaging is an important part of software systems. It’s a norm to send or receive messages in text and other formats to-and-fro your software system. This is where message brokers come into play.

What they do is that they manage all of your messages by exposing a simple API for you to send and receive…

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“If I was able to raise the capital, I would’ve pursued my dreams.”

“You don’t get it because you don’t understand my situation.”

“I can’t achieve Y…Uhm…Since I don’t have Y.”

You might have heard these kinds of excuses from people around you.

Two Types of People

Generally speaking, people are of two types.

People having a growth mindset and those who are opposed to that. People with a growth mindset are the ones who have vision, dreams, and goals they work towards.

I call them successful people.

Because they might not be successful at that time.

Or maybe they might not be able…

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