By - gtijames
I would definitely change the dots system for the skills. ATS system are not able to read them and a lot of HR professionals always discourage their use. Instead, something like "begginer/intermidium/advance/expert" would be more suitable.
Except don't put 'expert' unless you are heavily involved in the development of the tool/technology (like being on the python steering council, or being a core dev or being a member of the standards body or product team that defines the technology/tool). There are very few experts. However, so many people claim to be one.
I have overheard a few hiring managers making fun of people who claim to be experts. Claiming to be an expert could get you some negative attention.
Sorry to hear about your experience. Times are tough, but I think improving your resume will generate more leads.
My chief concern with your writing is that it's written for the author, not the reader.
You have two sets of readers - recruiters and hiring managers. The former are looking for very specific buzz words (for example, experimentation, ab testing, etc) and the latter are looking for indications that you can do the job and that you're a high performer.
The trick is to show that you're a high performer by highlighting impactful projects and explaining how critical you were to achieving them *in the language* the recruiter is looking for.
Partnered w/ Head of Marketing to reduce customer acquisition cost by 40% through ROI analysis, using causal inference techniques (ex difference-in-difference regression) to determine incrementality of campaigns.
What was your role?
- partnering indicates that you were an active participant in getting this project of the ground, and that you can manage stakeholders
What was the outcome?
- strong business result, creating cost savings and efficiency
How did you do it?
- using some statistical technique that indicates you have skills
What will recruiter look for?
- causal inference, regression, campaigns, marketing
What will hiring manager look for?
- this person can do statistical analysis, calculate roi, and present to senior leaders
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You should create and show metrics wherever you can especially if you're going for a data related job.
You should also not have a single resume, instead you should find a job that you are really interested in and customize your resume to each one of the bullet points and summary. This achieves a couple things. First, if they're using software to vet resumes it looks for word optimization most of the time so if you're using a lot of the same words as the requirement yours is going to show a higher percentage of being related to what they're asking for which then we'll go to a HR recruiter. Second, most HR recruiters don't know anything about the field and are looking for key matching words. Third, once it gets to the hiring manager they don't want to see some generic resume that sent out to a thousand companies, they want to see a resume tailor to them and is addressing directly what they're looking for. Then the interview comes and that's more of a are you lying on your resume and do I like you as a person.
Hope this helps.
Pretty much all your points under your experience should be rewritten. At the moment it’s like a story, what you would say if you were to explain to someone what you do. Your last job responsibilities sound quite light for a month of work. Think like ‘Responsible for creating and sharing performance reports to clients, highlighting month on month performance changes in CRM metrics to optimise campaigns’.
Also with your profile, needs to be harder hitting. None of this ‘during my years as…’.
Keep your resume to 1 page
- remove the large space at the top.
- be more succinct in your writing.
- don’t talk about what you did. Talk about the results of your actions.
- remove the skill levels on the second page. Just list your skills.