Data Analyst Resume Sample

This Data Analyst resume sample is a simplified version, giving you a basic outline to kick start ideas for your own resume.  You already understand the importance of selling yourself.  Delve deep into your work history and showcase any outstanding achievements i.e., you saved the company x amount of $$$ by implementing new procedures – something to that effect.

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Note that this Data Analyst resume sample, indeed all these samples, are basic and in no way do they represent what your own resume could be and should be. With each example page, I add a quick “how-to” at the end that teaches you how to adjust these samples to make them your own.

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I have also added a plain text version of the Data Analyst resume sample below.

Cathy Sutherland
66 Harcourt Avenue, Hillcrest, Durban
(+27) 86 293 4174

Esteemed Data Analyst, highly capable of excelling in any data-related position within a business environment. Over eight years of industry experience working in data roles, with a commendable portfolio of achievements. Stellar performance in prior positions acting as an Operations Data Analyst and Market Research Analyst across two different companies. Awarded title of Employee of the Month for six consecutive months.

  • Trained in advisory computer programmes such as Microsoft Excel
  • Skilled in data management and data capturing platforms
  • Experienced in forecasting trends and researching market insights
  • Bilingual with the ability to speak both English and French fluently

Employment History

Vantage Media Intelligence Firm
Operations Data Analyst (Jan 2014 – Oct 2020)

Working with preferred research programmes to successfully capture and assess acquired data. Adapting data results into favourable points of focus through forecasting required results. 

Responsibilities included:

  • Curate surveys and host in-depth discussion groups
  • Exceeding company expectations and complying to all criteria set in place

Point of View Solutions
Market Research Analyst (Jan 2011 – Dec 2013)

Researching and implementing new procedures to improve business processes. Compiling company statistics and mapping out suitable marketing strategies. 

Responsibilities included:

  • Reviewing information to assess new target areas within the marketplace
  • Analysing consumer practices and competitor data to achieve objectives
  • Documenting all data findings into comprehensive reports for management

Tertiary Education 

Durban University (Jan 2007 – Dec 2010)
Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Statistics

Further Certifications

Online course in Data Analytics
Certificate in Computer Science

10 Tips to Remember When Writing Your
Data Analyst Resume Sample

  1. Set aside several hours to write a powerful resume.
  2. You will need quiet space and a computer with Word (recommended) or similar.
  3. Use job descriptions and old resumes to jog your memory.
  4. Is this a career change for you? What skills can you transfer over?
  5. Expand on your duties in detail.
  6. Ensure the layout is attractive
  7. Write a compelling summary.
  8. Use bullet points.
  9. Proofread for sense, accuracy, spelling and grammar x 3.
  10. Add a well-written cover letter using your strengths to target the role on offer.

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