Job History Data

What is your Job History

What is the biggest difference between a resume and a job application?

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The timing and the details.

A resume is a marketing document, You are marketing yourself. A job application is an accurate representation of the dates identifying who provided your paycheck.

There is significant overlap between these documents, but your job application is generally a document with a standard organization for everyone working for the same employer.

Just as we Munge data that we pull from one or more other applications to fit into our particular analysis, we must Munge our data from our resume, portfolio, and reference information into a single format for Human Resources consumption.

I always try to keep job applications simple and straightforward.

Some of my previous employers are actually no longer in business, so that makes things a little difficult with some people that want full contact information for every employer for a long period of time.

Be honest in filling out your job history.

Never lie on either a job history, application, resume, or LinkedIN

It is quite acceptable to say you have done a particular thing in an academic setting.

Knowing academically how something works is a bit different than seeing something work a particular way in production, but the fact that you know how something works is still a step up from not even knowing such a thing even exists.

For example: I have taken a number of Machine learning classes, and participated in a number of Kaggle competitions.

I have a basic understanding of Machine Learning, and being able to apply xgboost, or RandomForest to a data set.

I have yet to do so in a production environment.

Does this mean I should not even mention it on my LinkedIN profile?

I suggest writing about what you have done, and let others decide the value of that knowledge in their environment.

Good luck with your job searches!

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