Friday, August 17, 2012
The Data Warehouse Portfolio
Perhaps you are on the other end of the spectrum. You are a novice looking for your first data warehousing position with no prior experience outside of class. You need a way to actually show that despite your lack of work experience you can do this...and do it well.
Do you need a fresh approach to marketing your skillset in hopes of standing out in the crowd? It is interesting that those in the event industry are expected to provide samples of their work for potential clients. Cake decorators, wedding photographers, and other similar vendors would probably be passed over if they only provided a resume that explained what they had done before or what their education claims that they are capable of doing.
What if you placed a sample of your data warehousing skillset onto the web specifically for a potential employer to browse? In other words, you would have a resume to provide the details of your experience and education and a portfolio to provide an example of what you can actually do. The Data Warehouse Portfolio is a book that suggests a way to accomplish this. More information is available at www.brianciampa.com. You may also want to revisit this prior blog post for a bit more information as well.
Your job is to turn data into valuable data. However, showing the value in yourself is the first step in getting that job.