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Top Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for Big Data Jobs

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: February 25, 2014 at 4:34 pm

I recently watched a video from Software Advice,  Mistakes to avoid when applying for Big Data jobs. They offer great tips for jobseekers in the data field and for jobseekers overall.

Highlight your expert area

Make note of these “expert areas” on your resume, your profile, and your online profile. Don’t just list yourself as a technologist, but instead be specific on what you really know and what you can bring to the table.

Numbers are very important

Show the impact you made at the organization and not just what you did. List percentages, growth, lowered customer service calls, increased revenue, profit and anything else that will give hard data about your worth. Displaying what you actually achieved via numbers, speaks louder than words.

Take control of your job hunt

It’s important for jobseekers to know the organization they are applying to. If contacted by a recruiter, you have the control and should know who your information is being submitted to. Google yourself

Your online presence is your first impression to employers. It’s important to Google yourself and see what’s out there. Take a look at images, videos, and overall what search results you can find. Many employers will Google candidates before ever scheduling you for an interview, so make sure your search will be a good one.

Market “you”

Make sure to market yourself, as social media will play an even bigger role in recruitment in the years to come. Write blogs or articles about your industry, this will help to market your name and play a crucial role in having others discover you.