Jobs in the field of Data Engineering are in great demand. But how do you get a job like this?

1) Set your personal Goals

The first thing you have to do is set personal goals.

  • What do you actually want to achieve?
  • Where do you see yourself in the next few years?
  • What exactly do you want to do?
  • What kind of company do you want to work for?
  • Where and how do you want to live? Do you possibly want to go abroad?

These are all questions you have to ask yourself first and then define your goals.

2) Research Job postings

Afterwards you should research job advertisements. Go to the best search platforms and see what jobs are available there. For example, who advertises jobs in the field of Data Engineering and what are the contents of these jobs.

Which tools do they need and what qualifications do you need for these jobs?

When you have researched all this, you should write down the important points for yourself.

That way you will find out what kind of profile or knowledge you need.

3) Start a simple project

Then you start a simple project. Start by looking at the tools and technologies you wrote down in step 2 based on the job posting.

Here often comes a problem that many people encounter. Frequently the questions are: How do I start a simple project? What is a simple project? I wrote a separate article on “How To Best Start Your First Data Engineering Project!” that will help at this point.

4) Document your work (GitHub, Blog Posts, Videos)

It is important that you document your project. This is of utmost importance. You must document what you do. All the experiences you gain must be documented.

So it's important that you learn how to document on GitHub. It's just as helpful to learn how to write blog posts or create videos.

5) Expand your project

When you have learned all this, you should expand your project. Go deeper.

6) Document more

And you should also continue to document these further processes and experiences.

7) Build your CV around your new knowledge

Then you build your resume and application around this new knowledge. It is important that you target the companies or vacancies that are looking for people with a profile like yours. In other words, the job offers you researched in step 2.

8) Apply for jobs similar to what you researched

Now you can apply for the vacant positions. And your documented project will be a great help to you! Because exactly this stuff, which you learned yourself, is what these companies are looking for.

And through the documentation you can show exactly what you can do.

9) Get hired

Once you have convinced the company of you and your knowledge, you will hopefully be hired and begin your journey as a Data Engineer!

10) Congratulations! You are a Data Engineer

You will now learn a lot of things on the job and see where it all leads to. This will certainly be a very interesting time!

The process you have now gone through:

This process definitely brings you a step closer to your Data Engineer job. It's best to start right away!

How I can help you with this

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Andreas