Job searching after the pandemic has been difficult, there is lots of competition, especially with the many layoffs happening in many larger companies and everywhere. I also found it difficult given my specific knowledge of single-cell image analysis which is a much smaller field. With all the competition, especially in the data science, domain knowledge was what I think made me stand out from other candidates. I wanted to share with others my job application trajectory to give some perspective of what it took.
If you are looking for a job, don’t get discouraged and keep applying. You can see how most of my applications got no responses and many rejected soon after I applied.
If you’re curious to see the code that I used checkout the repository