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Looking to break into DS

I'm an analyst (<1 YOE) in the office 5 days a week and I currently work w/ Excel. This is my 1st job out of college (January) and was my only offer. I want to WFH for health and financial reasons and I see no path for me to WFH and advance much at my current company. How can I learn the skills necessary to break into DS, preferably by the beginning of next year or even earlier? What languages and tools should I focus on, given I'm proficient in Excel and data viz tools (Tableau). TIA! :)
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Nasibul HossainData Scientist  
I'd recommend immediately investing a lot of time and effort into overhauling your resume. Reality is that your resume is the first thing recruiters see and you have to sell yourself well in order to get your foot in the door. Right after you do that, grinding with a Datacamp subscription would help a lot in learning to code and your ML knowledge. The more hours you put in, the better. For interviews, you want to emphasize the things you've done and the side projects you've coded as they're primarily looking for "does this person know the basics and can do tasks in a reasonable time" along with "do i want to work with this person". For tech interviews or assessments, it's a lot of hit or miss as they might as for something you've never even learned.
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theanalogkidData  
Wouldn’t it make more sense to work on projects first then update my resume? How prevalent are these tech Interviews? They seem more common at MAANG and those types of companies than in less prestigious firms.

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