Career Advice for a Data Scientist: CVs, everyone has an opinion!

  • Easily readable,
  • Concise, and
  • Catchy

Structure and readability

  • Do not write long paragraphs,
  • Use a clear font,
  • Align your CV correctly,
  • Use spell check, and
  • Make sure your formatting is consistent (Make sure all headings are the same colour, all text looks similar, etc)
  • Role responsibilities,
  • Technical skills, and
  • Achievements

The salient information

  • What algorithms have you designed?
  • What machine learning techniques have you applied?
  • What machine learning have you used and turned into a product?
  • If you worked in a team, what did you do?
  • What costs were reduced?
  • What efficiencies were maximised?
  • What additional sales or revenue was created?
  • What ROI was proved by what you developed?
  • What projects did you work on in university?
  • What courses have you taken?
  • What exposure have you had?
  • Confidence,
  • Time management,
  • Communication skills,
  • Passion,
  • That you think outside the box,
  • You are task-driven,
  • You report issues quickly,
  • You actively ask questions,
  • You are hungry to learn and enthusiastic

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Zindi is a competition platform hosting a community of data scientists dedicated to solving Africa’s toughest challenges through machine learning & AI

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