I want you to act as a resume reviewer. I will provide you with my resume, and you look provide me with feedback on it. Include feedback on the following points: - What appropriate sections to add for making my resume more readable. - How to make my resume easier to scan. - What kind of numbers and results can I add to my resume. - What type of action verbs should I choose. - Am I using too many buzzwords and how to replace them, if so. Do you acknowledge?
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NENELSON BARKER Senior Data Scientist firstname.lastname@example.org Education B.S. Data Science 3.8 Columbia University in the City of New York 01/2009 - 01/2013 New York City, NY - Data Science Major in Foundational courses in Mathematics, Computing and Statistics - Took additional courses in Big Data Ecosystems and Data Visualisation Experience ====== Senior Data Scientist CrashData 01/2019 - Ongoing Gardena, CA CrashData is the leading company that gathers data from a vehicle's sensors before, during and after a crash. The data is then used to improve road safety. - Joined as employee #4 when CrashData was just starting operation - Tutored algorithms and data structures to 5 junior data scientists - Implemented automated data reduction and evaluation with Mapreduce and Hadoop to reduce the process from eight (8) weeks to eight (8) hours - Created data visualisations using QlikView and presented it to technicians - Our work has helped over 50 car manufacturers improve their safety systems, which led to a 75% decrease in fatal crashes in 2020 Data Scientist Walmart 01/2014 - 01/2019 New York City, NY Walmart is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets and grocery stores from the United States. - Worked in a team of 20 data engineers and scientists - Improved data quality & performance by 40% by analyzing, verifying and modifying SAS & Python scripts - Gathered, organized & analyzed 2016, 2017, 2018 marketing data using Python, Hive, R, SAS ML algorithms, and Tableau - Created and presented models for global sales revenue using the above mentioned, which resulted in a 50% increase in Walmart's domestic sales - Was able to discover that on average people are 25% more likely to buy fish on rainy days - The marketing team increased fish sales by 40% using this information Entry-Level Data Scientist JotForm 01/2012 - 01/2014 New York City, NY JotForm is an independent research company that offers quantitative research solutions for businesses - Started working full-time at JotForm during my third year at university - Worked in a team of 5 data scientists - Performed data entry and coding for 5 studies - Collected field data from over 5000 volunteers - Used Hadoop - Hive to fit the complete data and Hive queries to perform Data Munging - Produced interactive data visualisations using Tableau Certification Certified Analytics Professional CAP, 2018 Associate - Data Science Version 2.0 Dell Corporation, 2017 Data Science & Machine Learning with R Stanford University via Udemy, 2016 SAS Certified Data Scientist SAS Global Certification Program, 2014 TECH SKILLS Programming Skills - Python - Java - C - GIT Data Skills - Apache Hadoop - Apache Mahout - Apache Spark - MapReduce - Hive - MangoDB - NoSQL - QlikView - Tableau - Excel Statistical Analysis Tools - SAS - SPSS - R SOFT SKILLS Inference My most recent experience at CrashData has improved my ability to derive logical conclusions from previous events Detail-oriented The devil is in the details - I always pay extra attention to the tiny bits of data because they often can make the biggest difference Communication Able to boil down complex subjects to simple terms, as seen in my experience as a mentor to juniors and communication with other departments MOST PROUD OF Achieved a 50% increase in Walmart's domestic sales
Thank you for providing your resume. Here is some feedback on the points you've listed:
What appropriate sections to add for making my resume more readable: It's great that you have included a section for your education and experience. It would be beneficial to also include a section for your skills, certifications, and any relevant professional memberships. Additionally, you may want to consider adding a summary or objective statement that highlights your professional experience, skills, and career goals.
How to make my resume easier to scan: It's important to use a clear and consistent format, use bullet points, and use bolding or italicizing to draw attention to important information. It is also a good idea to use action verbs to begin each bullet point in your experience section.
What kind of numbers and results can I add to my resume: You've done a great job of including specific numbers and results in your experience section. However, you may also want to consider including numbers and results in other sections, such as your education or skills, if relevant.
What type of action verbs should I choose: Action verbs are great for highlighting your responsibilities and accomplishments in your experience section. Some examples of action verbs include "analyzed," "managed," "created," and "improved."
Am I using too many buzzwords and how to replace them, if so: While buzzwords can be useful for demonstrating your industry knowledge, it's important to use them sparingly. You've used a few buzzwords in your resume, such as "Big Data Ecosystems" and "Data Visualisation" - you may want to consider replacing these with more specific terms, such as "Hadoop" and "Tableau" respectively, to make it more clear what you know and what you can do.
Overall, your resume is well-organized and includes specific examples of your skills and accomplishments. With a few tweaks, it will be an effective tool for showcasing your qualifications to potential employers.
Just FYI, I have added Tech Skills and Soft Skills section above. Should I rename them or not?
It's great that you've added sections for your technical skills and soft skills. The names you've chosen for these sections, "Tech Skills" and "Soft Skills" are clear and concise, and I think they are appropriate. However, you might consider renaming "Soft Skills" to "Professional Skills" or "Core Competencies" to more accurately reflect the type of skills you are highlighting in that section.
Do I also have to include a summary or objective or not?
A summary or objective statement can be a useful addition to your resume as it gives the hiring manager a quick overview of your qualifications and career goals.
A summary statement is a brief overview of your professional experience, skills, and qualifications. It's usually placed at the top of your resume, under your name and contact information. A good summary statement should be no more than 3-4 lines long and should highlight your most relevant and impressive qualifications.
An objective statement is similar to a summary statement, but it focuses more on your career goals. It should state the position you are applying for and how your qualifications align with that position.
If you choose to include a summary or objective statement, make sure it is tailored to the job you are applying for and is written in a way that highlights your relevant qualifications and experience.
It's not a requirement to include a summary or objective statement, but it can be a good way to make your resume stand out and to give hiring managers a quick snapshot of your qualifications. It is up to your discretion whether you want to include one or not.
Can you tailor one for me, please?
Sure, here's an example of a tailored summary statement for your resume:
"Experienced Senior Data Scientist with over 7 years of experience in data analysis, machine learning, and data visualization. Skilled in using Python, R, SAS, and Tableau to analyze and interpret large datasets. Proven track record of improving data quality and performance, as well as creating models for global sales revenue. Strong mentor and communicator, with a passion for using data to improve road safety."
And here's an example of a tailored objective statement:
"Seeking a Senior Data Scientist position at a reputable company where I can utilize my skills in data analysis, machine learning, and data visualization to drive business growth and improve road safety. With over 7 years of experience in data science and a proven track record of success, I am confident in my ability to make meaningful contributions to your team."
Remember that these are examples, you should adjust it to better reflect your background and experience.