For more tips on crafting an attention-grabbing resume summary, check out our guide Resume Summary: How-To Guide (30+ Examples You Need To See).
If you’re looking to craft a compelling resume objective instead, read our writing tips at 10 Resume Objective Examples You Need to Steal (How-to-Guide).
With your eye-grabbing Summary tuned up, we’re ready to proceed to the heart of your Tableau resume — the Experience section.
Tableau resume experience: How to position yourself
Your experience section is the gist of your resume, because it allows you to demonstrate how proficient you are with Tableau in the context of real workflows and achievements.
It’s the section that makes you stand out from the majority of people who can create a bar chart and export an Excel sheet.
And it’s the section where you should justify why a company should spend $100,000 every year to keep you on the payroll and not someone else.
There are three main categories that your experience section should cover:
- Tableau Utility Experience
- Data Management Experience
- Tableau Administering Experience
Tableau Utility Experience includes your ability to build visual reports utilizing the Tableau platform.
But that’s not just about building fancy graphics.
You’re not a VFX artist, so your goal is to present data in a way that isn’t necessarily entertaining, but educating, insightful, and business-oriented.
The best way to do that is to demonstrate how useful your dashboards were to the particular business you created them for. You can either use numbers or storytelling techniques for that.
Bad example: created a series of dashboards for business keyholders
Good example: created a series of dashboards that enabled BI department to analyse and improve advertisement attribution, increasing the annual ROI of advertising marketing by 26%.Feel free to include those keywords on your resume, especially if you see them featured in the job description. We’ll talk in detail about tailoring your skills to the job in the Skills section.
Potential keywords: business intelligence, ROI, visual report, dashboard, presented, parameters, calculations, forecasting, data analysis.
Data Management Experience includes any technical skills that allow you to manage sources for your visual reports.
Those typically include writing SQL-queries, managing data warehouses, and analyzing new and existing data sources.
Potential keywords: Data warehousing (DWH), SQL, Data marts, ETL.
Tableau Administering Experience includes managing user roles and permissions on the Tableau Server platform, managing report distribution, installation, licensing, and user training.
Potential keywords: training, migrating, management, installation, configuration.
If the position that you’re applying for emphasizes one aspect of a Tableau Developer role over the others, feel free to expand on that particular experience in your resume.
For example, if a position mentions no SQL-queries, but focuses more on data analysis, data discovery, and visual report building, feel free to write more about it in your experience section.
Below are two resume examples for your Tableau Developer resume.
This resume example is generic and doesn’t project any business value that you as a Tableau Developer bring to the table.