One of the problems I have identified is how to write a focused resume. Please -- how can I go about representing my skills on paper in order to land an interview? What skills should I highlight? With the level of my BI knowledge, I am most confident that I stand a good chance at the interview – I just need to get the interview!
I would also suggest making sure you have BI 'buzzwords' incorporated into your business intelligence resume. Many times, recruiters will do keyword searches and you will want to make sure you have them in our resume so they come to the top of the list. Make sure you list the extract, transform and load (ETL) tools, reporting tools and databases you have worked with in your jobs or in your classes.
By your question it also appears you have more experience with BI from the classroom rather than from your work experience. If this is the case, you may want to look at some junior level positions and prove your business intelligence skills. I am sure you will move up quickly. Good luck.
This was first published in August 2008