Misnomer Alert: "Entry-level" jobs can require 3 or more years of experience
#MakeoverMonday 2021 Week 34
Most weeks, I participate in a Tableau community project, #MakeoverMonday, where a bunch of Tableau users look at charts and graphs found “in the wild” and attempt to remake them or make them over. Some charts, like this week’s, have no glaring bias, confusing use of axes or labels, obnoxious colors, or any of the other common mistakes in dataviz. Others are a disaster. The provided datasets range from very straightforward, like this one from LinkedIn, to the data from an academic paper titled, “Multiclass classification of dry beans using computer vision and machine learning techniques.” (Still haven’t done that one.)
The original visualization, below, came from a LinkedIn article titled, “Hiring's new red line: why newcomers can't land 35% of "entry-level" jobs”.
It’s a common variation on a stacked bar chart, sometimes called a 100% stacked bar chart. I’m sure LinkedIn News has space constraints, but I really wanted the chart itself to be wider. The narrowness of the chart area de-emphasizes the differences between industries. I also would like more white space—the viz feels slightly cluttered to me. Despite my few critiques, I don’t think this is a “bad” chart.
My very light makeover involved widening the size of the view, a simpler design, and swapping out orange for purple. Orange is one of my favorite colors to use in dataviz, but I have used it so much lately that I needed to use literally any other color. Click here or on the caption below the viz to view the interactive version on Tableau Public.