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If you’re an analyst, your resume is the most important document in your life. That’s why we created this guide: to help you craft the best possible analyst resume.

From data and tips to best practices, this guide will take you through all the steps of writing an analyst resume that will get you noticed.

Methodology

The goal of this guide is to give you real data what the “must haves” of analyst resumes are.

To do that, we compiled and analyzed data from analyst resumes and 40 analyst job listings to get the data used for this our analyst resume guide. 

In addition to analyst-specific resume data, we built a database of nearly 1 million resumes and job listings, and we use a propriety machine learning model to understand the anatomy of the best resumes in general.

Quick note: using the data below can help you build a competitive resume, but it’s always important to be creative, unique, and personal to stand out.

If you want more info on our methodology, you can check it out here.

Analyst resume objective data + analyst objective examples

Pop quiz: do analyst’s really need to use an objective? 

In general, whether or not you need an objective or professional summary can depend a lot on your personal career level (check out our article on resume objectives), but this is what our analysis found for analyst’s specifically:

  • 32% of analyst’s included an objective section
  • 35% of analyst’s included a professional summary
  • 43% of analyst’s included neither an objective nor a summary

Analyst objective examples

Highly motivated individual hoping to find a position that allows me to showcase my data analyst skills. Motivated to overdeliver with innovative solutions.

As a self-motivated, analytical thinker with ample experience across a variety of industries as a system analyst , I would love to apply my abilities to drive growth for an organization.

Aiming to secure an analyst position in a reputable company where I can apply my strong analytical skills, technical expertise and experience in data analysis, and business intelligence to support the achievement of business objectives

Seeking an analyst role in a fast-paced environment where I can leverage my expertise in data analysis, statistical modeling, and project management to support strategic decision-making and drive operational efficiencies

To obtain a challenging analyst position in a dynamic organization where I can utilize my strong analytical and problem-solving skills to drive business growth and success


Skills for analyst resumes

These are the skills that occurred most frequently in in analyst resumes, which means they tend to be core competencies or highly desired skills. 

Of course, you should only list skills that you actually have, and you should prioritze skills most relevant to the job you're applying for. But these are good core skills to include on your resume.

To get more detail on building a powerful skills section, take a peek at our article on resume skills.

*Note: to find skills our machine learning model basically looks for common words, so take these with a grain of salt and use your best judgment. 

Most common analyst resume skills

Most common hard skills for analyst resumes: SQL skills, programming, data visualization, data cleaning, and data preparation.


Most common soft skills for analyst resumes: analytical skills, communication skills, computer skills, customer-service skills, and presentation skills


Other good analyst resume skills

  • Critical thinking
  • Maintaining confidentiality
  • Quality control
  • Distribution
  • Organizational skills
  • Troubleshooting
  • Statistical analysis
  • Communication
  • Data analysis
  • Project analysis
  • Negotiator
  • Oracle
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Data collection
  • Mathematics
  • Pattern recognition

Analyst skills section examples

Note: these examples are formatted the same here just because it’s simple, but we have more detailed formatting advice (and examples) in our guide to resume formatting.

Analyst skills example 1

Critical thinking | management | quality control | distribution | sales | marketing | organizational skills

Analyst skills example 2

Maintaining confidentiality | analytical skills | troubleshooting | communication skills | statistical analysis | computer skills | communication

Analyst skills example 3

Data collection | data analysis | decision-making skills | customer-service skills | negotiator | communication skills | oracle

Work experience for analyst resumes

Your work experience section is almost always the most important part of your resume. Because it’s difficult to pull trends from this kind of section, this section is mostly just examples. 

For some advanced strategies for writing about work experience on a resume, refer to our article on building a strong work experience resume section. We also have a guide on writing a resume with no experience if you’re just starting your career.

For now, it’s good to remember that the most important experience for any analyst resume is the most relevant experience.

A couple examples for you:

Analyst work experience examples

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Analyst

Sanguine Services, 2020-2022

Responsibilities

  • Investigate new story or article ideas and pitch ideas to editors
  • Interview people who have information, analysis, or opinions about a story or article
  • Manage the finances of the facility, such as patient fees and billing
  • Oversee the maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment, and electrical and mechanical systems
  • Address complaints regarding food quality or service

WORK EXPERIENCE

Associate Analyst

Wonka Industries, 2017-2022

Responsibilities

  • Repair or replace malfunctioning components, parts, and other mechanical or electrical equipment
  • Meet with company officials to gain better insight into the company’s prospects
  • Predict future selling prices according to market price trends and adjust product pricing in time; formulate inventory and replenishment plans based on sales forecast results
  • Use Excel and OMS ERP to carry out multiple analysis projects to support decision-making
  • Built data visualization/dashboard and reporting using PowerBI to deliver data-driven business insights

WORK EXPERIENCE

Analyst Intern

Acme Corp., 2011-2012

Responsibilities

  • Lead analysis to determine sustainability efforts by departments to increase awareness across students, staffs, and faculties
  • Published weekly sustainable newsletters highlighting impact of sustainability to drive sustainable change using data
  • Created and maintain tracking of waste collection, ink, paper, toner and develop conservation plan
  • Utilize numerous data sources to extract data
  • Provide data visualizations such as maps, dashboards, spreadsheets, infographics, & reports

Education for analyst resumes

For most positions, work experience is more important than education, although it can be important for new grads or for fields in which specific classes are industry-standard. 

So it’s not a big section, but it’s still important, and often, analyst job postings list a minimum education requirement. 

Check out our blueprint for education on resumes for our full playbook on education sections.

Data from our sample of 1332 analyst resumes

  • 7% analyst resumes listed an associate’s degree
  • 57% analyst resumes listed a bachelor’s degree
  • 33% analyst resumes included a masters degree
  • 0% analyst resumes mentioned a doctoral degree

Analyst resume education examples

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts

Loma Linda University, 2020

Awards & Honors

  • Foreign Language Award
  • Salutatorian
  • AP Scholar

EDUCATION

Associate of Science

FLS International – Las Vegas, 2017

Certifications for analyst resumes

Certifications aren’t a strict requirement for every job, but there are almost always certifications you can get to boost your chances of success. 

If you want to see how to build these sections, we have a guide about certifications on resumes.

We did a little research and found certifications can help analyst’s specifically, according to CareerOneStop.

Analyst certification examples

CERTIFICATIONS

MTA: Introduction to Programming Using HTML and CSS

Microsoft Corporation, 2020

Certification in Business Data Analytics

International Institute of Business Analysis, 2017

CERTIFICATIONS

MTA: Introduction to Programming Using HTML and CSS, Certification in Business Data Analytics, Accredited Financial Analyst

Analyst resume action verbs

Using our database of nearly 1,000,000 publicly available resumes, we compiled an index of action verbs and cross-referenced it with our sample of 1332 analyst resumes and job postings to uncover which action verbs are most commonly used by analyst’s and analyst employers.

The most common action verbs on analyst resumes are: process, design, program, assist, and test.

The most common action verbs on analyst job postings are: prepare, manage, review, lead, and plan.

Other action verbs for analyst resumes: 

  • Develop
  • Create
  • Report
  • Perform
  • Handle
  • Field
  • Document
  • Monitor
  • Direct
  • Track

Full analyst resume example

Lastly, we wanted to give you a couple full analyst resume examples.. 

Please note: you can write a better resume than this. This is just a quick illustration to show you how these pieces might fit together. 

If you’d like to see “perfect” resumes, we have a showcase of resume examples.


Analyst resume example

Michael Bautista
Analyst

2180 Blair Court, Brunswick, MO


Seeking an analyst role in a fast-paced environment where I can leverage my expertise in data analysis, statistical modeling, and project management to support strategic decision-making and drive operational efficiencies


WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Analyst

Sanguine Services, 2020-2022

Responsibilities

  • Participate in stakeholder meetings to provide insight into data
  • Educate the team and local stakeholders on data
  • Understanding the project requirements with knowledge sharing sessions.
  • Weekly status meeting with development and management teams

Associate Analyst

Wonka Industries, 2017-2022

Responsibilities

  • Excellent understanding of business requirements and raw data for effective data analysis
  • Performed data profiling on data warehouses and other business systems to assess data quality. Strong in organizing large datasets of profiled data and validating it
  • Involved in creating database objects like tables, views, procedures, triggers, and functions using T-SQL to provide definition, and structure and to maintain data efficiently
  • Created data flow diagrams, data mapping from Source to stage, and Stage to Target mapping documents indicating the source tables, columns, data types, transformations required and business rules to be applied

Analyst Intern

Acme Corp., 2011-2016

Responsibilities

  • Present Dashboards and ad hoc analyses in Power BI to key stakeholders to increase adoption and understanding of key performance indicators (KPIs) and business drivers
  • Contributed to building business dashboards to conduct trend analysis on metrics relating to driving revenue and investments
  • Drafted quarterly and yearly reports on company financial metrics to assess successes and account for deficiencies
  • Excellent understanding of business operations and analytics tools for effective analyses of data

CERTIFICATIONS

Certification in Business Data Analytics

International Institute of Business Analysis, 2020

Certified Human Resource Analyst

American Academy of Project Management, 2017


SKILLS

Critical thinking | organizational skills | marketing | computer skills | analytical skills | operations | data analysis


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts

Loma Linda University, 2020

Associate of Science

FLS International – Las Vegas, 2017

What experts say about analyst resumes

Before we wrap it up, we want to leave you with some advice from other experts we admire.

“Put the most important or the most relevant skills first.” – Data Analyst Resume | Complete Guide To Creating A Data Analyst Resume | Tips + Templates + Examples


“Your business analyst resume does not need to catalog your entire work history like you need to show your general roles.” – 8 Business Analyst Resume Secrets You Need to Know (Especially if You Don’t Have the BA Job Title)


“Being able to break things down in business terms is really a key skill to have.” – Data Analyst Resume Tips from a Hiring Manager & Analyst

Want help with your analyst resume?

If you read this entire guide, congratulations! You are a champion of your own career. We know your time is valuable, so we tried to make this guide as short and easy-to-digest as possible.

We hope our guide helped you understand what exactly you need to do to create a resume that will help you land an analyst interviews.

Methodology

In addition to our own expertise as professional resume consultants, for every resume guide we write, we curate dozens of recent job postings and resumes to make sure all our recommendations align with current trends for each specific industry and career path. Learn more about our methodology here. 

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Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle has worked in recruiting & HR for 10 years and has taught resume writing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has helped build teams at two large startups (Wyzant and, currently, Brilliant) in the last decade, which means she views hundreds of resumes per day. Michelle guides our overall resume value system, ensuring our recommendations are high-quality and effective in the current job market.

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