I interview a lot of candidates… I mean a LOT.
And every resume I get these days has a “Big Data Project” listed.
So, naturally, my first question is – what is it that made it a “Big Data” project?
Top five immediate disquallification answers are:
- We were using Hadoop
- We had TONS of data
- We were running map reduce jobs
- The data was unstructured
- It wasn’t in our data warehouse
The truth is, no one knows what you mean when you say it was a “Big Data” project – and we all know it is on your resume as keyword search fodder – but if you are going to have it on there you better come with a better answer than one of the five above.