In this week’s newsletter:
- tips for a better resume
- first experiments are like pancakes
- balancing velocity and confidence
- OKR anti-pattern
- experimentation in product growth
- common statistical tests are linear models
+ this week we will officially release Experimentation Jobs out of beta. Follow the LinkedIn page to be notified when it happens.
Have a great one this week!
Your resume is the first image a hiring manager, recruiter, or HR professional sees of you and on which the decision to interview or not is often made.
🔎 Interesting reads you probably missed
I have noticed some teams get stuck trying to create the “perfect” first experiment. I think this behavior is counterproductive. We don’t know what we don’t know and won’t know unless we try. … It’s like making a pancake! The first one is always a trash pancake.
A successful experimentation paradigm requires one to operate with high trust and high velocity. Unfortunately, those two often compete against each other. Stas Sajin explains how they deal with it at DoorDash.
OKR Anti-pattern: Using measures of system behavior
Measuring the performance of our products and services can easily get confused with measuring our users’ behavior. Here’s how to avoid that.
At 7shifts, we believe in Speed as a Habit and that, all things equal, speed is what sets you apart from your competition. To move fast, you need to release features rapidly to learn what works and what doesn’t.
Experimentation tool Eppo announced that it has partnered with Snowflake.
Lukas Vermeer on LinkedIn: This idea and the clear examples are blowing my mind: “Most of the common statistical models (t-test, correlation, ANOVA; chi-square, etc.) are special cases of linear models or a very close approximation.”
🚀 Job opportunities
You will now find 103 opportunities on ExperimentationJobs.com!
All featured roles:
- 🆕 Sr. CRO Manager at IU Internationale Hochschule (remote or Hamburg, Germany)
- 🆕 Data Scientist Ads Experimentation at Reddit (remote, USA)
- CRO Specialist at viaBovag (Utrecht, Netherlands)
- Experimentation Specialist at TalkTalk (Manchester, UK)
- Conversion Specialist at Google (Berlin, Germany)
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📅 Upcoming events
Only three events left in 2022:
- 29 Nov: CRAP Talks #20 (London, United Kingdom)
- 3 Dec: MeasureCamp (Brussels, Belgium)
- 8 Dec: Experimentation Elite (London, United Kingdom)
Also checkout the full overview for inspiration for 2023.
💬 Quote of the week
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” —Maya Angelou
😄 Fun of the week
👍 Thank you for reading
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