From Journalist to Data Analyst: My Unconventional Career Change

Welcome to Data Analyst Guide! I’m thrilled to share my passion for data analysis and help aspiring analysts kickstart their careers.

Let me tell you my story. It’s quite extraordinary. I enrolled in the then-brand-new Google Data Analytics Professional Certificate and spent three months self-learning from various platforms. After three months of searching, I landed a job in London from Hong Kong, and a year later, I became a senior data analyst in one of the world’s largest and most reputable media corporations.

There was undoubtedly a lot of luck, but also a lot of hard work. And I’m here to share both the hard work and the mistakes I made.

As a former journalist with over a decade of experience, I’ve always been fascinated by the potential of data. But it wasn’t until I started learning about data analysis that I fell head over heels in love.

I want to emphasize that you don’t need a relevant background to become a professional data analyst. With the right mindset and hard work, anyone can achieve their dreams. And I’m here to help you avoid the frustration and uncertainty that comes with navigating this field alone.

With my experience and expertise, I’m excited to guide you on your journey towards a fulfilling career in data analysis. Let’s get started!

Billy Chan
Founder of Data Analyst Guide