I’ve hired over 50 data scientists (for my business and for clients), been part of at least 100 more interviews, and I’ve built a resume parser for Pocket Recruiter. I’m a credentialed expert in the data science resume. You need to build a resume for 2 audiences: people and parsers. READ: How To Write A Data Science Resume | Vin Vashishta | LinkedIn
Today, I thought I would share a few brief thoughts on how I list tech skills on my professional documents and how that connects to how I talk about them in a cover letter. Keep in mind that I am an academic librarian with a job in digital libraries, so the usefulness of my perspective beyond this specific area may be limited. And just to clarify, I recognize that everyone has different opinions on content, formatting, and length of professional documents.
READ MORE: Technology Skills and Your Resume/CV | LITA Blog.
I include a “Skillset” section at the end of my resume (on page 3), with a list similar to the list in the post, except with higher level subject headings like Applications; Database Design; Web Design, User Experience and Administration; Languages; Research and Subject Analysis, etc.
Building on the success of its existing job search and job training programs, the Queens Library recently began testing a new touch-screen job search kiosk at its central branch in Jamaica, Queens. The kiosk is driven by Apploi, a mobile app launched in April 2013 by recruitment software and services provider Innovate CV, and is fully funded and serviced by InnovateCV subsidiary Jobs4Five. Queens Library patrons can create a “passport” profile with essential resume information; search for job openings using a variety of filters including location, company, industry, posting date, keywords, or job titles; and record video responses to questions provided by specific employers, which are then included as part of their application. The kiosks can also be used for real-time video interviews.
Applicants and employers “don’t have to wait a week or two weeks for an interview” after submitting an application. “They can do it right then and there,” explained Joanne King, director of communications for Queens Library.
Landing an interview for a position in a giant organization can feel impossible if you don’t have any personal connections. People often blame the sheer volume of resumes that are submitted — HR simply can’t review them all with enough detail to see what a perfect candidate you are.
And this is partially true — one study suggests that recruiters spend only six seconds looking at each resume. However, many resumes are trashed before they’re even seen by human eyes. How is that possible?
Here’s how: Many large organizations rely on applicant tracking systems (ATS) to help pre-filter resumes. The systems work by scanning resumes for contextual keywords and key phrases, mathematically scoring them for relevance, and sending only the most qualified ones through for human review. [C]heck out these tips for writing a resume that an ATS will approve — and a hiring manager will love.
The article suggests 4 tips.