Hi, I'm Susan, data scientist and writer. I write about career development, data science/ML, productivity, and more.

For ML jobs content, I write on susanshu.substack.com and my book, Machine Learning Interviews published by O'Reilly.

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Long term career investment through curiosity

Looking back at some of my proudest moments in my professional life, it’s hard to explain exactly how they came to be. There’s always non-linearity, lots of uncertainty, and chaos. In an attempt to find a common thread and what could be repeatable, it could be that I followed my curiosity and made my own path.

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The learning curve for long term goals

Adjusting to personal and professional goals that are more complex and difficult.

Your personal board of directors

My general response to the question, "How do I get a mentor?"

Quick guide to customize your resume for different machine learning roles

Tailor your resume effectively and find the machine learning role that matches you the best.

How I triage Slack messages

How to organize Slack messages so that most important ones are seen at a glance, and that joining many channels doesn't become overwhelming.

The Data Scientist Show - Reinforcement Learning, Productivity, and more (Podcast)

Chatted about career and life with host Daliana Liu

5 lessons I learned from writing online, for over a year

5 lessons from writing online in public for over a year.

What I Learned from Writing Online - For Fellow Non-Writers (Guest post by Eugene Yan)

Write before you're ready, write for yourself, quantity over quality, and a few other lessons. (Guest post by Eugene Yan)

A new season of learning

Work in progress of new endeavors, direction, and life.

The importance of taking breaks in the pomodoro technique

In this post I walk through experiments to optimize my break time to focus time ratio, by changing their lengths and frequency, and how they impacted my overall productivity.