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13 Data-Driven Insights to Improve Your Job Search

Talent.Works is back, elaborating on the applicant characteristics that relate to landing an interview. While the majority of applicants has a meager ~2% chance of getting invited to an interview, some applicants do way better! What accounts for their success?

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Original can be found in the Talent Works blog

Analyzing 4000+ applicants, Talent.Works found 13 factors that related to getting an interview.

There are some things outside of the applicants’ control:

  • Young applicants have higher chances (+25%).
  • Women applicants have better chances (+48%).
  • Applicants with a second degree have better chances (+22%).

Fortunately, applicants can boost their interview invitation rate using the following tricks:

  • Apply on Monday (+46%), between 6 AM and 10 AM (+89%), and within the first four days (+65%).
  • Start sentences with action-related verbs (+140%).
  • Use numbers to demonstrate impact (+40%).
  • Use occasional buzzwords / jargon (+29%) and skills (+59%).
  • Use leadership-related words (+51%) and avoid overusing words related to teamwork and collaboration (-51%) or personal pronouns (-55%).

Here are some of these effects visualized:

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Original can be found in the Talent Works blog
dont-be-team-player-resume-tip.png
Original can be found in the Talent Works blog
Python resources (free courses, books, & cheat sheets)

Python resources (free courses, books, & cheat sheets)

Find more comprehensive Python repositories:
Vinta’s awesome Python Github repository, the easy Python docs, the Python Wiki Beginners Guide, or CourseDuck’s overview of free Python courses!

My list of Python resources is still quite short so if you have additions, please comment below or contact me! There are separate overviews for Data Science, Machine Learning, & Statistics resources in general, and for R resources and SQL resources in specific.

LAST UPDATED: 11-11-2018

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