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> ...I had conflated the practice of data science with the strategy to become part of it.

What an excellent analysis that applies far beyond Data Science.

Perhaps describing themself as "Statistician, Data Scientist, Software Developer" might have a better hit rate against the skimmers who pre-screen the resumes. An honest-to-ghu statistician who became a programmer is much more exciting than someone who looks like a programmer attempting to leverage themselves into a new hot sector.

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