What do data analysts do?

If you’re applying for a job as a data analyst, you likely know the basics of what data analysts do. Go beyond a simple dictionary definition to demonstrate your understanding of the role and its importance.

Outline the main tasks of a data analyst: identify, collect, clean, analyze, and interpret. Talk about how these tasks can lead to better business decisions, and be ready to explain the value of data-driven decision making.

Interviewer might also ask:

  • What is the process of data analysis?
  • What steps do you take to solve a business problem?
  • What is your process when you start a new project?