Stupid Stuff My Recruiter Says

Immediately after I wrote my previous post on recruiters and Power BI, I got this gem. If this keeps up, I am going to have to keep this as a regular feature on this blog.

Position : Power BI Developer

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Designing data integration from multiple systems into analytical data models.
  • Writing relational database SQL queries
  • Devising and promoting creative data visualizations in Tableau
  • Developing tools and dashboards using MS SQL Server and BI Visualization tools such as Tableau to provide real-time insights to business data
  • Debugging, monitoring and troubleshooting existing BI solutions and visualization

Maybe I am being too picky, but why would you want a Power BI developer to create Tableau reports?

Recruiters and Power BI

I am not sure why but I am suddenly getting a lot more unsolicited calls and emails from recruiters.  A good chunk of them are straight spam.  Anyone who would send me job postings for SharePoint (Its been four years since I supported it) or C# developer (12+ years since I did it for a living) obviously hasn’t spent more than 5 seconds with my actual resume.

I am always intrigued to see the Power BI ones that come through because for the most part, they still seem to be stock Microsoft Business Intelligence job descriptions from five years ago with the words ‘Power BI’ hastily scribbled at the bottom.

Power BI is a significantly different animal than the standard MS BI solutions that have been out there for decades now and it takes a special skill set to create really effective and powerful BI solutions.  The skill set and knowledge base are unique to this product so I thought I would take a stab at the top 5 skills that a  generic Power BI developer needs to know to be effective.

  1.   DAX
  2.   PowerQuery
  3.   Tabular Model Design
  4.   TSQL
  5.   Azure Technologies

Any thoughts on what skills are missing here?