DiscoverThe Data Scientist ShowHow to handle being laid off (as data scientists), severance negotiation, full-time employment vs independent consultant - The Data Scientist Show #080
How to handle being laid off (as data scientists), severance negotiation, full-time employment vs independent consultant - The Data Scientist Show #080

How to handle being laid off (as data scientists), severance negotiation, full-time employment vs independent consultant - The Data Scientist Show #080

Update: 2024-02-09
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We are joined by two data scientists who have firsthand experience with layoffs. We’ll talk about how to negotiate severance packages, how to handle stress, strategies for job hunting post-layoff, and how to reduce risks in full-time employment.


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Guests:


Susan Shu Chang:


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Sundar Swaminathan


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Website: https://www.sundarswaminathan.com/⁠




(00:00:00 ) Introduction
(00:06:13 ) Severance Negotiation
(00:20:29 ) Identity crisis
(00:26:22 ) Job search after layoff
(00:30:21 ) Networking
(00:35:23 ) Risk at pre-seed startups
(00:37:03 ) How should data scientists pick companies
(00:40:43 ) What to ask hiring managers
(00:45:01 ) Does GenAI change interview processes?
(00:47:17 ) Are data science teams getting leaner?
(00:48:56 ) Future of data science roles
(00:50:37 ) Full time employment and job security
(00:53:46 ) Benefits of full time jobs
(00:58:14 ) Reduce risk of being laid off
(01:00:43 ) How to sell yourself
(01:02:43 ) How to plan your finances
(01:05:09 ) How to become an independent consultant

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How to handle being laid off (as data scientists), severance negotiation, full-time employment vs independent consultant - The Data Scientist Show #080

How to handle being laid off (as data scientists), severance negotiation, full-time employment vs independent consultant - The Data Scientist Show #080

Daliana Liu