Finding good data science talent starts with an effective job description. But to craft just the right posting, organizations must understand the talent market and role they are targeting.

In today’s data science job market, demand far outstrips supply, says Chris Nicholson, co-founder and CEO of artificial intelligence and deep learning company Skymind, and co-creator of the open source framework Deeplearning4j. That means organizations must resist the temptation to seek candidates with every last required data science skill in favor of hiring for potential and then training on the job, he says.

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