My family and friends are very much sick of hearing about the Big Data revolution. Thankfully, the kind folks at LinkedIn have provided me with a tremendous opportunity-- I can declare my love of enormous data sets to the recruiters of the world! You may or may not be rolling your eyes. But I implore you to read on, for you shall soon understand what it means to truly be a "data head".
For starters, I'm quite handy with computer software and hardware. The MS Office Suite is my bread and butter, and I maintain a serious concentration in Excel. Now, it's my understanding that everyone and their mom claims to be good with Office. Ask them to do a PivotTable, however, and they'll look at you like you've grown a second head. Not me. I don't get out of bed for anything less than vlookups embedded in hlookups. Additionally, I have experience working with R and gretl, and I'm currently learning SQL.
I have personally consulted for the head coach of Nova Southeastern University's baseball team, where I provided him insight on how well his batters were performing beyond basic statistics. The Sharks won the College World Series this year, a success I like to think I had some part in. In addition, I worked for Miami's foremost logistics company, Amerijet, where I streamlined many of the daily operations using my Excel abilities. I also successfully learned to operate a forklift! The company forklift race I tried to organize was not so successful, unfortunately.
My passion is advanced baseball statistics, which turns out is a perfect segue into a career in data analysis. I spend a great deal of my time birdwatching and listening to music. I currently am a contributor to a sports blog, which you can find at freshoutthedeli.com.
So, recruiters, if you come across this and believe I can be an asset to your team, or you just want to talk baseball, feel free to message me on here or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can't wait to show you what I can do.