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Data Scientist Resume Example

Data scientists utilize your analytical, statistical, and programming skills to collect, analyze, and interpret large data sets. You then use this information to develop data-driven solutions to difficult business challenges. But with this guide, your resume will be one problem you don’t have to solve. We are here to take you step-by-step on how you can make your data-science background truly shine.

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Mindy Weiss

555-555-5555 | | Hartville, PA 15106


Experienced data scientist with more than six years in the industry. Extensive background in database management and computer programming. Able to provide trend information to companies in many industries using skills in mathematics, algorithms, and statistics.


Selner & AssociatesSolon, PA

October 2015-Present

Data Scientist

  • Research raw data and disseminate easily understood insights to provide organizational direction
  • Produced a company guidelines and best practices document based on consumer insight analysis

Richmond Information TechnologyRichmond, PA

January 2014-October 2015

Data Scientist

  • Led a data regression analysis of stock market and industry trends for multiple clients, averaging an eight percent more accurate prediction of performance
  • Implemented a system to streamline data, leading to a 15 percent redundancy reduction

A&H PartsHuntersville, PA

January 2012-January 2014

Data Scientist

  • Performed regular web scraping to synthesize competitor data
  • Created staff survey to determine how data is used and best organizational methods for ease of use


Villanova University

August 2009-June 2011

Masters of Science in Data Science

Villanova University

August 2005-June 2009

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

Credentials & Certifications

  • Big Data Certification
  • Cloudera Certified Associate


  • Java, Python, C, C++, SQL, R
  • Understanding of database programs, such as Hadoop and MongoDB
  • Thoroughly developed listening and problem-solving skills
  • Adept at data management activities, including collection, cleansing, standardization and mining

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Include all your education.

While many universities and colleges offer data science degrees, there are also hundreds of online courses enabling people to join this booming field. If you’ve completed online course in order to further your education, include that additional classwork or certification(s) on your resume.

Showcase skills on a website.

Building your online brand is vital to your success. If you don’t showcase your expertise, recruiters will not know how skilled you truly are. A professional website will go a long way toward helping recruiters understand your competencies, experience and problem-solving skills. If you create one, be sure to add it to your resume—you can put it in your header, alongside your contact information.

Show that you communicate well.

Data scientists aren’t always the best communicators. If you have mastered some key communication skill—and can show ‘em on your resume— you’re already one step ahead of most. One easy way to show off your communication skills and your accomplishments is to give an example of data you’ve analyzed, then explain how you provided actionable steps to your previous employer and how they improved business.

Top Action Verbs for Data Scientists

Delivered, researched, developed, identified, solved, implemented, enabled, improved, grew, minimized, evaluated, integrated

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