You have created the perfect resume.
You have your basic concepts about data structures, algorithms, discrete Math and Statistics clear.
You know you are the right person for the job – as your capabilities fit the job description perfectly.
But still your resume is not getting selected for the open big data jobs.
This is the reality that hits many aspiring Data Scientists/Hadoop developers/Hadoop admins - and we know how to help.
Big data is a new industry and since Hadoop is a new technology, there are not enough experts to consult. Career counsellors at ProjectPro often answer various resume related questions or queries related to big data interview questions from aspiring Hadoop developers –
We organized a ProjectPro InSync session to answer all the above questions through a live webinar on – “Interview Tips to Get Hired by Big Data Hadoop Companies”. We had the pleasure to invite industry expert Bob Kelly, Founder & Chief Recruiter at CareerPlanners Inc. to speak on –
CareerPlanners Inc. is a recruiting company that helps big data companies find premium applicants for big data jobs through effective search methods and extensive target advertising that can add value to the available big data hadoop job positions. CareerPlanners Inc. has worked with Cloudera, IBM, MapR, SAP, and Hortonworks. CareerPlanners Inc. has customers and partners from various industrial sectors like –social media (Match.com), Oil and Gas, Agero, etc.
You can click on the link below to listen to a recording of the recent webinar on “Interview Tips to Get Hired by Big Data Hadoop Companies” by Bob Kelly.
The webinar discusses some important tips that candidates can follow to be successful in big data interviews.
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Bob Kelly answered some of the commonly asked big data Hadoop related job questions by soon-to-be Hadoopers-
1) As big data is new, how many years of experience will grab the attention of recruiters?
The years of experience depends on the type of big data position recruiter are actually looking for. There are companies that look for highly experienced big data professionals but do not get disappointed because big data companies are on the verge of hiring several big data professionals for entry level positions. Recruiters do look for candidates with experience but on average 3 years of experience is enough to land a lucrative big data job.
2) What is the best Hadoop certification program according to hiring managers or recruiters MapR, Cloudera, IBM or Hortonworks?
Any certification program that provides best value for your money is the best because recruiters don’t look for certification programs from a particular university or a particular Hadoop distribution vendor. IBM accredited Hadoop certification or Cloudera accredited CCDH certification, either of them is good enough to fetch you a big data Hadoop job provided you have the competent skill set.
3) What is the scope for professionals from disciplines other than big data to be hired?
Not to worry, if you haven’t worked previously in any of the big data companies. If you have some relational database skills like Sybase, programming experience and knowledge about the data pipeline then you can crack a big data job as relevant big data skills can be mastered after working on real time projects.
4) What are the pay packages offered by big data companies for beginners with formal Hadoop Training?
The average pay package for a Hadoop Administrator is approximately $90,000 to $100000 (with additional bonus of 15-20%). For experienced Hadoop Administrators, the pay package is as high as $120,000 with 20% bonus. Hadoop developer jobs pay scale is between the range of $110,000 to $145,000 with 20% additional performance bonus.
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5) I am from ETL Java background and have taken a formal Hadoop training experience. Do recruiters hire candidates without any prior working experience in Hadoop for big data job roles?
It completely depends on the other technical skills and non-technical skills that you have. Hiring managers or recruiters are look for mix and match of other data engineering skills. So, do not discourage yourself if you do not have any industry experience in working on Hadoop projects, there is probability that you will get hired.
6) Do recruiters hire entry level candidates for the role of Data Scientists?
Data scientists is one of the hottest area of 21 st century and recruiters look for candidates who have the ability to draw algorithms and intelligence that the company values. The way in which a candidate presents his/her skills makes it easy for hiring managers to choose the smart talent.
7) What is the probability for big data beginners to be hired for a Hadoop job or any other big data job role?
There is great probability for professionals to be hired for a big data Hadoop job role regardless of their real-time experience on industry projects. If you are working in a company that does not work on any kind of big data projects then you can gain some experience by working on big data projects side by side along with your job. Recruiters do not look for years of experience if you fit in the exact role with all the required skills they are looking for.
8) Is Cloudera Hadoop Certification better than IBM Certification?
All the certification programs carry equal weight unless you are looking to work at Cloudera. The primary goal of hiring managers is to hire technically competent people who can be successful at a particular company, regardless of the fact that they have IBM accredited Hadoop certification from ProjectPro, Cloudera Certification, MapR certification or certification from any other university.
9) How often do recruiting managers look at LinkedIn profile? Should candidates keep their LinkedIn profile up-to-date?
LinkedIn profile adds great value to your career as hiring mangers across the globe scan LinkedIn profiles to find perfect candidates that can match with the job requirement. Hiring managers monitor online activity of applicants closely and participating in various LinkedIn groups, GitHub, Google Code, etc. definitely adds value to a big data profile.
10) Is big data a fad?
Big data is not a passing fad but the future of the enterprises which will have a profound impact changing how businesses operate.
Following the above mentioned interview tips and preparing a well-structured big data Hadoop resume is worth your time. Big Data will become bigger in the coming years and there will be a lot of lucrative Big Data Hadoop jobs in the market. Talent, well acquired skills, structured and planned resume and good prep for interviews will help you get the best Big Data Hadoop jobs in the future.
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