A few weeks ago, I visualized a sample of job announcements from the NICAR-L mailing list. After sending my post to the list, several subscribers contacted me to offer help and encouragement.
One of these subscribers sent me a link to a public list of job announcements that he had been maintaining since 2007. He suggested that I take a look at the specific skills employers were seeking, and noted that analyzing specific programming languages was a pretty low-hanging fruit.
There’s probably a lot more I could do with this data. Are there any questions you would like me to answer in a future post? Does anything here make you curious? You can let me know by commenting below or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, I used BeautifulSoup for the web-scraping portion of this project, and I made the bar graph with Canva. I intend to write a brief summary of my experience soon.