Everyone wants a resume to highlight their talents and experience, but how much work do we put into making it stand out? Resumes, without a doubt, play an important role in our work application process. This article will look at some basic methods for improving both the presentation and content of data science resumes.
First and foremost, why is it important to concentrate on the resume?
Obtaining a data science job is becoming increasingly difficult; although the number of available positions is at an all-time high, the number of people applying for these positions is also at an all-time high.
The topics covered in this article are:
*The fundamentals of resume writing .
*Creating a unique resume and cover letter.
*To make powerful claims, use Google's X-Y-Z formula.
*Tools to aid in the creation of a stunning resume.
The fundamentals of resume writing
Formatting a resume
Resumes in both pdf and word format are accepted by the majority of work applicants. However, I recommend sticking to the pdf version because it ensures that the formatting is maintained, ensuring that the recruiter sees the resume in the same way you do.
Description of your profile
Find a profile description to be an elevator pitch for your resume. It should be convincing and provide details such as who you are, your qualifications, and your strengths. Spend enough time on this section of the resume to ensure it contains the key information about you, since it will be the main catalyst for the first impression and in shaping the recruiter's decision.
Make use of bullet points.
Whether it's the profile description or professional/project experience, make sure all of the information on your resume are in bullet points. Since it is difficult to concentrate on a long paragraph, keeping it short and in bullet points improves readability.
Format consistency is essential.
The resume's contents, including names, subtitles, bullet points, and other text, should all be in a consistent format. There are a few things you can do to ensure continuity.
*Pick one font and use it across the resume
*Titles used in your resume like for highlighting *Experience and Education should be in a consistent format.
*You can choose to use a bigger font but let it be consistent across the resume
*If your resume is more than one page then ensure the margin, alignments and spaces are consistent across all the pages
*You can choose to capitalize the first words in the titles but then let it be consistent across the resume
Make sure you don't make any mistakes.
Always double-check your work for typographical and grammatical mistakes, as these can turn off a recruiter. Although typographical and grammatical errors have a fair chance of going unnoticed, when they are discovered, they send out incorrect signals such as,
*You are not detailed enough to catch those mistakes
*As a data scientist communication is a key aspect and having spelling or grammatical mistakes is definitely not good
*Firms are increasingly using automated tools to filter resumes, these tools most likely reject resume with typographical errors
Tools to aid in the creation of a stunning resume
There are several resources available to assist you in creating a visually appealing resume. Two of my highlights are mentioned below.
This is a paid site for creating your resume and cover letter; however, you do not need to pay to use the platform or create a resume; however, you will need to pay to download the resume.
They have a large number of resume templates for a
variety of work categories to assist you in getting started.
This is a free forum for creating your resume and cover letter; however, if you want more than one version of your resume, you must pay a one-time fee.
This framework provides a variety of configurations for making some improvements to how items should appear. I believe that getting more choices means having to make more decisions, which takes time and can lead to inconsistencies.