Your friends have all been sharing each others’ resumes, and you’re noticing that they all seem to have custom, specialized resumes for their specific industries. When did that happen? The good news is if you’re a data coordinator, there is a lot you can do to tailor your CV.
In this guide, we’ll give you ideas, inspo, and tools. It is definitely worth spending the time and energy on an excellent finished product, because once you do, you’ll benefit not only from the updated resume, but also from the confidence of knowing that your CV captures your professional offering effectively.
Before we dive in, we also recommend bookmarking these data analyst resumes that our team has compiled from candidates who landed interviews, and won jobs. It may be helpful to use these as a reference when exploring the steps below.
Top skills & tools for data coordinator
What is a data coordinator? Data coordinators are data management professionals who organize, sort, and maintain data for use by data analysts. They are responsible for making sure all the organization’s data is accurate. Data coordinators work with teams from all over the company, such as sales, accounting, marketing and HR.
We’ve pulled together a list of skills and tools you may want to consider including in your own data coordinator resume:
Time management and organization
You’ll need to manage multiple projects simultaneously, with tight deadlines and lots of time-consuming work. Showing that this is in your wheelhouse is key. You’ll also likely be responsible for setting up meetings, taking notes during important conversations, and keeping management or leadership updated and organized on various aspects of the business.
This is at the core of the data coordinator job.
SQL and/or Python Statistical Programming
SQL (Structured Query Language) is the industry-standard database language. It’s probably the top skill for data analysts, which means that working knowledge of it as a coordinator will set you up for success. Python, on the other hand, is mainly used to analyze and manipulate data. These programs can handle what Microsoft Excel cannot. Having one is amazing. Having both will truly set you apart.
If you're looking for SQL-specific resume tips, we highly recommend these:
There’s a lot more to Excel than spreadsheets. Excel is amazing for quick, light analytical lifts (where Python and SQL may not be necessary). The tool remains a critical component of almost every business in every industry. As a data coordinator, if you’re an Excel whiz, you’re going to be an asset to any organization.
Using data to answer important questions requires you to discover what needs to be asked in the first place. That’s not always easy. While this type of thinking is largely left to the data analyst, the data coordinator should develop this skill early and keep building it.
Data coordinators need to interact and work with stakeholders from different teams and industries. This requires excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Being able to tell a story with data is one of the most important aspects of working in this space. Knowing how to convey your findings
Here are some of the examples we've compiled that emphasize visualization:
Examples of achievements to include on your data resume
So, you have your skills figured out. What about achievements? How do you frame these? It can be challenging when your work has been part of a much larger team effort, or if you just don’t really know how to articulate your accomplishments. See below for some examples to get you started.
- Reported on project status to client management
- Scheduled project meetings, generated agendas and documented meeting minutes
- Reviewed and analyzed data for assessing program performance
- Provided information for management-decision making
- Managed daily workflow as an individual and team to best meet production deadlines
- Assisted in development and review of key performance indicators and goals
- Created test data, perform testing procedure
Each data coordinator job is different. Your goal is to find a way to make your resume speak the data coordinator language while also speaking uniquely for you and who you are—as well as matching what the role requires.
Every industry and role is different. Different jobs require different skills and experiences. As a jobseeker, that starts with your resume. Your resume is like your professional home base. As you ascend in your industry, you have an increasing number of opportunities to really make that resume unique to who you are. Writing a strong resume is the first step to begin doing just that!