Interesting Data Gigs # 22: 11 Interesting Spots to Find a New Role as a Data Engineer in 2023
It's time to redefine your Data Engineering Job Search strategy picking the right places to do it
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Hey Data lovers, it’s Marcos again with a new edition of the Interesting Data Gigs newsletter.
Today, I will do something different; try to answer a question from a subscriber here who unfortunately was part of a layoff recently.
He told me that he hadn’t found a good Data Engineering role in this tough market, and I said to him that he wasn’t looking at the right places.
He was shocked when I said that, but it was true.
There are countless websites and places where you find those incredible Data Analytics gigs, and in this issue, I want to focus on that: to share my top 10 favorite places for Data Engineering roles.
If you like Twitter, I just created a Twitter 🧵 with the same information:
A friend of mine was part of a layoff recently and he told me that finding a new role as a Data Engineer is tough.
My answer? You are not searching in the right places:
Here are my top favorite spots to find a new gig as a Data Engineer in 2023 🧵
— Marcos Ortiz (@marcosluis2186)
Feb 2, 2023
Spot # 1: Your Network is Your Net Worth
I know this sounds like a cliche, but it’s true: the fastest way I have found a new job is through my network of contacts, and you could do the same.
Besides, there are some interesting facts:
According to a recent study conducted by CareerBuilder)
And according to recent research from Dr. John Sullivan, an internationally known HR thought-leader from Silicon Valley who specializes in strategic Talent Management solutions shared this:
What does this mean for your career search?
Invest in creating meaningful connections with people inside your industry, people with similar roles, or similar career paths.
In that way, if you lose your job, you can rely on your peers to find a new position right away.
How I can do that?
There are 3 resources I always recommend:
Another Internet gem is another article from Chris called If You Want To Nail An Email Introduction To A Busy Person, Here's How where he teaches people the art of cold emailing. Seriously: save this link in your bookmarks. It’s amazing
The book from the one and only Porter Gale called “Your Network is your Net Worth: Unlock the Hidden Power of Connections for Wealth, Success, and Happiness in the Digital”. This book is full of great tips about networking as well
And finally, the book that has influenced my career: Give and Take by Professor Adam M. Grant. Everything I do today is based on the principles of this book of being a Giver. This newsletter is a live example of that
So again: Invest in meaningful connections my friend, be kind, be a Giver, be helpful and you will see your career grow exponentially.
Braintrust is the first decentralized Web3 talent network that connects tech freelancers with the world's leading brands.
You can build your profile and apply right away for roles.
A hot tip here: Make sure to complete the whole profile. That way, you get more visibility of your brand inside the platform.
After you create your profile, you can conduct a search for Data Engineering roles and you will find great positions there.
And the best of this platform?
You can earn BTRST tokens anytime you refer talent to the network as well.
So this means you can make not just for doing a fantastic job in your own role but more money for bringing more people to the platform.
This works for companies as well: Braintrust has a lot of incredible talent inside its network, so if you are actively hiring, my advice is to join as a company.
Data Engineering Jobs on Reddit is a community for data engineering jobs and career questions.
Almost every single day, we will see a new role there. So, please keep it in your bookmarks.
Interesting Data Engineering roles today? (February 2nd, 2023):
The Muse is an amazing jobs + career coaching website where you will find a lot of open roles for Data Engineers.
You can see a recent search I did here:
We Work Remotely is one of the biggest job boards just focused on remote jobs, and if you search for Data Engineer, you will see a lot of open roles there.
If you learn how to use LinkedIn’s Advanced Job Search, you will find some gems there.
You can use filters almost for anything (location, type of role, level, specific companies, etc).
You can see an example of a search below, and on the right of the image, you can see all the filters.
Jobgether is another interesting place where you can find a lot of open roles, not only for Data Engineers but almost every role out there.
They are more focused on remote roles, and even they give a score to each position called Flex Score which basically means the level of flexibility the role has:
Glassdoor is another incredible resource for finding suitable open roles for Data Engineers and beyond.
It’s one of my favorite websites to conduct research for a particular role inside a separate company in a specific location with a certain level of seniority or not.
But one of the best things you can find at Glassdoor is the ability to create an alert for a role in a particular location.
Let me share an example of this feature here:
Clicking on the Create Alert button, you will get a daily or weekly email with the most relevant open roles for the parameters you defined previously in the search.
Seriously, Glassdoor.com can be a very powerful resource if you know how to use it in the right way.
This is a relatively new website where you can find not only open roles for Data Engineers but open roles for Software Engineers as well.
My favorite feature of this website is the speed of searching for a new position there. Simply incredible:
According to the search of today (February 2nd, 2023), there are 1030 open roles for Data Engineers.
So, this could be a great place to find your next Data Engineering gig.
There is a relatively new website called Data Engineering Jobs, where you can find a lot of open roles for Data Engineers.
You can join as a candidate here.
Today: there are 21 candidates ready for an interview in our Talent Collective, so if your company is hiring, you can access them through this link.
There are amazing places out there to find Data Engineering roles. It’s just a matter of making the right search and the right strategy in order to find your next gig.
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