My Personal CV which got me several offers

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Looking for a new job or even your first job can be a terrifying process. I can assure you that the world of Data Science is expanding and also you will find a job soon.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

The first step to every job hunt is your Resume also called CV. Today I will show you my personal CV and walk you through what I considered when writing it. I will also mention several things that you might want to write about when you have less relevant content.

Since I want you to be better than me I will also share with you what different potential employers told me about it during the Interview.

My Personal CV

Keep it short, keep it on one page, and don’t fill it like the small print of a user agreement for Facebook. I know you have done and seen enough things to fill several books. But put yourself in the shoes of someone hiring in a big company, they look at several 100 CVs and only want to have the highlights.

If they find you interesting they will give you more than enough time in your cover letter and the interviews to go through all your perks.

This brings me to what you should definitely attach to your application, a Cover Letter or Motivational letter where you go into much more detail on why you think you are the one and only candidate for this job, the next employee of the month. If you want to go through my cover letter template let me know in the comments.

Also, attach your degrees and reference letters from past employers. Many won’t read them, but those that do really like that you send them and it just makes a good complete impression.

The first thing you may notice is all the buzzwords, flying around buzzing and advocating your skills to machines. When you think about a CV be aware that the first pair of eyes on it are rarely human. This means that software is pre-scanning your resume, to reduce the load the actual Human Resource people have to go through. They mostly checkboxes like years of working experience, technologies, education, and industry knowledge e.g. “We are looking for a candidate with a master’s degree and 3 years of experience in Python preferably has worked with geographical data before”.

Let’s go through it from top to bottom. The first thing should be your name and the profession you’re going for, I put Data…

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