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What should I add in my experience section in my resume?

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Systems Engineer at Taro Community8 months ago

I have been part of an MNC for last three years. During this time I have been part of four different projects. I have added following points in my resume for those three projects.

Data Scientist (Apr 2022 - Mar 2023)

  • Analyzed data from various sources to identify issues impacting growth and profitability across product and service offerings.
  • Utilized a variety of tools and technologies to conduct data analysis and visualization.
  • Recommended solutions to address complex business problems based on findings from data analysis.
  • Tech Stack: Python, Pandas, PySpark, Databricks, NumPy, SQL, Excel

SAP BW Analyst (July 2021 - Apr 2022)

  • Created custom reports and flowcharts to present the raw data to clients in an easily digestible format.
  • Utilized innovative methods to increase efficiency and decrease run times for all reports by over 15%.

Network Associate (Nov 2020 - June 2021)

  • Monitored network capacity and performance to diagnose and resolve complex network problems.
  • Successfully resolved over 500 complex network issues, resulting in a 95% customer satisfaction rating.

For the last six months, I have been part of a Django development project as a backend developer, in which I could not get any work because the use case we are supposed to work on has not been finalized yet. I am actively looking for a job switch, looking for an entry level SWE or Data role and could not think about what should I write in the experience for the last 6 months.

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    Entry-Level Software Engineer at Startup Company
    8 months ago

    To me it looks quite good! It's great you're focusing on your impact rather than to only write about what technologies you've used. e.g.

    Analyzed data from various sources to identify issues impacting growth and profitability across product and service offerings.

    Perhaps you could throw in some numbers there like you did in this example below?

    Utilized innovative methods to increase efficiency and decrease run times for all reports by over 15%.

    Some bullet points feels quite generic though if that makes any sense? E.g.

    Utilized a variety of tools and technologies to conduct data analysis and visualization.

    I'm sure that description could fit in with most data scientist out there, so it's not necessarily something that you need to add to your resume.

    I'm sure you've brought lots of value during the last 6 months, whether it's helping out to build features to deliver a mission critical application, helping peers to get familiar with the new code base or what not! All these activities are often critical in a successful project, so just try to reflect over what you've done and distill what impact it would result for the end customer. Best of luck!

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    Tech Lead @ Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero
    8 months ago

    Unless you are literally doing nothing for the past 6 months, I'm sure you can make up some nice-sounding points for a resume. Impact isn't just doing new feature work, it can be things like looking into bugs, updating documentation, and onboarding others as Markus mentioned.

    I highly recommend going through these other resume resources as well: