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Analyst Resume Samples and Tips
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As an analyst, you have an extremely technical job that requires extensive data collection that must be analyzed and converted into suggestions and specifications for new equipment, with the purpose of meeting real world challenges. A professional analyst should clearly convey the experience they’ve gained and the skills they’ve learned, whereas an entry-level candidate should heavily emphasize the education section.
We can assure you that writing a resume is far easier than assessing data flow. We’ve written our suggestions in order for your convenience.
A professional analyst and an entry-level analyst will have different looking career objectives, though both should not be longer than two sentences. An entry-level analyst should write briefly about how and where they’d like to apply their learned skills, followed by the degree they’ve earned, and any technologies they’ve become familiar with during their studies or internships.
Here's a lovely little entry-level analyst career objective:
"Entry-Level Analyst with over 5 years of experience in supporting the analytical needs of management by applying my education, knowledge, training and skills. Possesses a Bachelor’s degree in statistics as well as an excellent analytical mindset."
A professional resume analyst should emphasize the number of years they’ve been working, the size and scale of the projects they’ve worked on, and prominently display the complex software and technologies they have learned along the way. This section is meant to catch the attention of the hiring manager, and they will be enticed immediately by your upfront qualifications. (Note: You should not list every single qualification unless you are writing a qualifications summary. You can find helpful tips about writing a qualifications summary here.)
Here's an example for you to sink your teeth into:
"Research analyst with over 11 years of experience of providing technical and analytical assessment support, solving business problems using statistical and modelling techniques and developing and monitoring consumer end products. Possesses a Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems and a Master’s degree in Statistics."
Note: If you are entry-level, your education section should come before this one! (Click here for some quick student and entry-level resume writing tips).
The professional experience is the most important section, where you really want to dazzle the hiring manager.
Check out this Budget Analyst example:
Compile and review budgets for corporate or organizational units using actual performance, previous budget figures, estimated revenue, expense reports totaling over $750 million
Prepare financial plans, monitor implementation of financial policies, prepare regular and special-purpose reports, maintain historical records, analyze trends
Develop cost estimates for programs requiring inputs from various sources and pulling them together in a coherent and logical manner budget development
Evaluate program costs (Task, WBS, Contract) in comparison to the budget to maintain expenditure controls reducing costs by 55%
Complete monthly forecast and accrual documents for client Finance
Always begin your descriptions with action verbs reflecting the duties you performed, followed by an explanation of what you accomplished. Such resumes frequently have verb phrases like “Supported data collection..,” “Produced recurring reports…,” “Evaluated logistics performance…,” “Analyzed and developed complex technologies…”
As much as you can, try to include numerical values that describe the scope of your duties and reflect your achievements. Did you train any new team members, or create a new methodology that increased work efficiency – by how much?
See this Credit Analyst sample:
MADISON CREDIT AGENCY Madison, WI
Credit Analyst October 2002 – Present
Researched applicant’s background; checked credit score, contacted employers and, looked through other misc. information.
Set terms of loan including repayment and interest rates based on risk factors such as credit score reducing loss by 8%.
Performed annual reviews of 30,000+ customers through review of publicly available material.
Maintained working knowledge of industry and economic events having an impact on operations.
Monitored internal database for credit risks and credit limit information; entered new customer information into database.
What sort of benefits did your analysis confer to the technologies you were evaluating? It’s crucial to include that kind of quantitative information if you want to be taken seriously. Our blog has a 'Fun Guide' on how to write the professional experience section.
The education section will also change depending on if you are an entry-level or professional analyst. However, every candidate should include this basic information.
- Name of College
- College Location
- Majors / Program / Degree
- Date of Graduation
- GPA (if 3.5/4 or above)
In general, if you are a student or a recent graduate you should emphasize this section. Take a look below for inspiration:
LA ROCHE COLLEGE Pittsburgh, PA
Economics September 1996 – August 1998
- Won Award for SWOT analysis of 3 local startups
- Awarded student investor of the year, 15% Return-on-Investment (ROI) on equity investments
- Analyzed penny stocks winning student competition for best forecasts
- Intern at Willow and Smith Holdings LLC
Some of the key parts to think about include internships, projects that relate to your job, awards and extra-curricular activities.
Additional Skills Section:
As an analyst, you need to be handy with quite a few pieces of hardware and software. Don’t be shy about listing all of these skills, because they will increase your value to a hiring manager and put you over the top against other competitors.
Depending on your industry your additional skills may look quite different from another analyst's. Here are a few examples.
- Proficient in all Microsoft Office suite products
- Knowledge of insurance risk valuation techniques
- 6 CAS Exams
Digital Hardware Analyst
- LLamasoft’s Supply Chain Guru Software
- Business Objects, Tableau
- Expert skills in Microsoft Excel, Relational Databases, SQL, and VBA
- Experience with ERP systems like Oracle and Network Optimization tool like LLamasoft
- Proficiency in the MS Office suite of applications, to include Power Point, Access and Excel.
- Expert use of advanced Excel features including pivot tables, macros, array formulas, lookup functions, graphing features, and database/filtering features.
- Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX 404)
- Donovan Data Systems (DDS), Mediabank and Workhorse software
- CNN Money place Market Research Analyst as the 7th best job to have in America. With median pay of $63,100 in 2012 and expected job growth over 41.2% over the next 10 years you're in a good industry.
- A Data Analyst was voted the sexiest job of the 21st Century according to CNBC
- You can find the Analyst Job of your dreams at Indeed.com
Check out this collection of analyst resume examples. We provide them for free, so that you can get some fresh ideas for how to write a better resume! Click any of the thumbnails to expand them for easier viewing.
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