Being the 1st data hire is hard 📊😭

I know that you have A LOT on your plate. This can be a pretty cool job, but it does have challenges you need support with.

I’m writing this guide to help you out.

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Contents

This is the draft table of contents. Titles and final list will probably be slightly different.

  1. Your mindset
  2. Data framework
  3. Making Roadmaps and scenarios
  4. Fallback systems (good for them, good for you)
  5. What to expect (blank slates, lots of excel, no databases etc)
  6. Your non technical manager & you
  7. (Almost) Never say no
  8. Answers to tough questions
  9. Managing your time
  10. Managing expectations
  11. Managing requests
  12. Asking questions
  13. Talking to execs
  14. Securing budget
  15. Hiring others – resumes, salary, widening the talent pool
  16. Developing your skills
  17. Project management mindset, build vs buy
  18. Outsourcing work – brief, budget, long term, short term
  19. Creating a data culture

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