Interview tips to get hired by Big Data Hadoop companies

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Ways to Distinguish yourself in the Big Data job market:

Ways to Distinguish yourself in the Big Data job market Do’s and Don’ts during interviews What Big Data Recruiters / Hiring Mgr.’s are looking for in resumes and interviews. Some BD positions*

CareerPlanners Services Inc.:

Our focus is on Big Data opportunities Vendors like: Cloudera , Hortonworks , MapR , SAP Their customers and partners: Oil and Gas: (VERY large petroleum company) Service Providers to Auto and Ins.: ( Agero , etc. ) Social Media: ( , etc.) Partners: ( nVent , etc.) Government: (Civilian and Defense Depts.) CareerPlanners Services Inc.

Basic Interview (Prep):

Have a positive attitude!!! There are lot’s of smart people looking for jobs with casual attitudes. Why is the position open? D ifferentiate yourself Self-improvement through training Companies expect this Learn from criticism No long resume loaded with buzzwords (3-4 pages max!) Be yourself Know the job’s skill requirements “Must have…” “Nice to have…” Demonstrate effort Don’t always look for short-cuts Build clusters from scratch At the end, tell the interviewer that: You can do the job! You can start in their timeframe! You are within their budget! You REALLY want the job! Basic Interview (Prep)

Big Data Interview (Prep):

Technical interviews can be long Eat something prior Demonstrate effort Don’t always look for short-cuts Build clusters from scratch Participate in LI Groups, Meetups , etc. Are you will to travel? Be flexible Do you truly support Open Source? Good recruiters will know what to expect: Online code review? White boarding? Build a prototypes based on specs Types of questions to be asked: Situational Basics: “When to use Hadoop and not relational data stores”… Detailed: “What happens when a datanode fails?”… How strong is your Java? “It needs to be stronger.” Big Data Interview (Prep)

Pay Attention to::

Resumes: R unaway resumes Using JUST Buzzwords Employment dates that don’t match up Misspellings Grammatical errors Join and participate in relevant online communities. Like: LinkedIn (Groups), GitHub , Google Code, WANdisco , etc Watch what you say – social network / online communities! Mgr’s and (good) recruiters monitor your online activity. Pay Attention to:


Professional Services Hadoop Development ( Cloudera , HWX, MapR or HDInsight , etc.) Hadoop Infrastructure Admin Architects Specialty Technologies Streaming (Cascading, Spark, Storm, InfoSphere Streams, etc.) ETL & Data Pipeline Development (Data Warehouses) Analytics Security Opportunities

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Bob Kelly Kim Kelly (561) 745-6945 - O (561) 909-9709 – C Twitter: @CareerPlanners LinkedIn : https:// /in/ careerplanners Contact Info

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