Job referral seeking Veteran

New sjboyz
Nov 14 15 Comments

Hello all,

I am a Navy veteran with healthcare background,
Masters degree in health informatics with
concentration in data science and 3 years of experience
in analytical field (mainly SQL, R, Python, Tableau)
including my 8 months internship in VA hospital as
data science intern. I am all over the place applying
for data analytics jobs. I am not sure if it’s my military
background that’s keeping me from finding a job or the
market is just too cold and harsh right now in bay area.

I would really appreciate any referrals from you
guys. Things haven’t panned out quite the way
I had imagined. Having a hard time making ends meet.
Any effort to keep me afloat will be highly appreciated.

May god bless you all!

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  • US Navy / Eng fps_doug
    usajobs.gov

    They give preference to veterans. To the point where very underqualified people get selected for a job cause they were a veteran (we had an aircraft mechanic doing technical writing, that did not go well). But that's a story for another day.

    TLDR: usajobs.gov
    Nov 14 4
    • New scheme
      Lol. That story sounds interesting. 😂
      Nov 14
    • US Navy / Eng fps_doug
      He could barely use a computer (and he was not old). We gave him assignments to write documentation on how to build our software. He didn't know any software technologies (other than Word) and ask us how C++ works, what's Python, what's an interpreter, what's a library, etc. We had to keep him focused on what he should actually be doing and walked him through what he needed to write. At this point we all basically did his job for him that we were trying to offload in the first place. Once upper management got word of how bad he was, they wanted to walk him out the door that afternoon (he was a contractor), but we convinced the gods to give him the mercy of a two week notice.
      Nov 14
    • New scheme
      Wow. I understand the veteran angle in this but how did he clear the interviews? Do they not have regular interviews if they are a veteran?
      Nov 14
    • US Navy / Eng fps_doug
      🤷‍♂️ this is why I'm trying to GTFO
      Nov 14
  • AT&T / IT
    hollerback

    AT&T IT

    BIO
    Looking to grow in my career .
    hollerbackmore
    Thank you for your service .
    Nov 14 0
  • Amazon 🍌nutmufnz
    What's your expected comp? Rate? Location? Are you open to other roles? Highest level of education?
    If no PhD then with SQL, R, Python I'd lean towards Business Intelligence Engineer over Data Scientist.
    Nov 14 3
    • New sjboyz
      OP
      Expected total comp- will be happy with 130k-150k
      Location: Bay area
      Education: Masters

      Thanks for taking your time to read and respond. Really appreciate it.
      Nov 14
    • Amazon 🍌nutmufnz
      If you find a role at Amazon that you meet the basic qualifications and want to pursue shoot me a DM
      Nov 14
    • New sjboyz
      OP
      Will do. Thank you so much. It means world to me.
      Nov 14
  • Booz Allen Hamilton / Eng iqbp85
    Booz Allen Hamilton has healthcare presence and an office in SF!
    Nov 14 1
    • New sjboyz
      OP
      Thanks for the info. Will definitely reach out to them.
      Nov 14
  • Aptiv buckeyex4
    Thank you for your service and if you find any opportunities in Aptiv I will be glad to help
    Nov 14 1
    • New sjboyz
      OP
      Will definitely look into it thanks!
      Nov 14
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb dalkc7238
    BMS is super veteran friendly. We have a number of technical roles for statistical programmers on research teams and general software engineering for application development. And the obvious healthcare/pharmaceutical industry thing could be a match with your background. Might be worth a peek!
    Nov 14 0

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