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Hello student community,

I am a Data science and Artificial intelligence masters student, graduating this year from a top 10 uni. I chose this particular area because I have a passion for technology blah blah blah... but most importantly to land a fantastic, high paying graduate job with a global company.

I have been putting my focus into graduate scheme applications for the last 2-3 months and to be frank and I am getting fed up already. simply because of the application process required for some of these jobs, up to 5,6 different stages. ... it is a very draining process committing hours in to cover letters, psychometric tests, video interviews and assessment centres all of this effort to receive that all important dreaded rejection email (that's if the company respects your efforts enough to even get back to you.)

The point I am trying to make here, is that I am beginning to realise the 'graduate job market' is over saturated, too competitive and time wasting. I was sold on this area because of how 'in demand' data science skills are, but unfortunately my luck with graduate job applications is not reflecting this.

I want to start applying for junior/entry level; data science/data analytics / machine learning/ programming / data governance/ data mining roles. Please this an outcry for any advice surrounding entry level jobs in this field. WHERE DO I START ???

P.S if you're reading this, thank you for taking the time to read this awfully long post.
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Hello student community,

I am a Data science and Artificial intelligence masters student, graduating this year from a top 10 uni. I chose this particular area because I have a passion for technology blah blah blah... but most importantly to land a fantastic, high paying graduate job with a global company.

I have been putting my focus into graduate scheme applications for the last 2-3 months and to be frank and I am getting fed up already. simply because of the application process required for some of these jobs, up to 5,6 different stages. ... it is a very draining process committing hours in to cover letters, psychometric tests, video interviews and assessment centres all of this effort to receive that all important dreaded rejection email (that's if the company respects your efforts enough to even get back to you.)

The point I am trying to make here, is that I am beginning to realise the 'graduate job market' is over saturated, too competitive and time wasting. I was sold on this area because of how 'in demand' data science skills are, but unfortunately my luck with graduate job applications is not reflecting this.

I want to start applying for junior/entry level; data science/data analytics / machine learning/ programming / data governance/ data mining roles. Please this an outcry for any advice surrounding entry level jobs in this field. WHERE DO I START ???

P.S if you're reading this, thank you for taking the time to read this awfully long post.
Unless I've read your post incorrectly, it appears that you have only been applying to graduate schemes and nothing else. While I do agree that the grad job market is competitive and somewhat saturated, you need to start looking beyond grad schemes and into entry level jobs (I gave up after applying to 7 grad schemes as the process was soul destroy). Even starting off at a smaller company and working your way up from the bottom or moving between companies as you gain more experience is another option.

Universities really need to stop pushing the grad scheme narrative as the only way to get a good paying job. They also need to stop with the whole Russell group nonsense and promoting masters as an automatic ticket to high paying jobs...

What specific work experience do you have in relation to your field(s) of interest?
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