How To Switch Careers from Construction Management to Business Analysis

 
 
How Do I Start A Business Analyst Career?
How Do I Start A Business Analyst Career?

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Question

I am an architect in the construction field with 8 years of experience in Construction Management. I am currently planning to switch careers and Business Analysis is my choice.

I have experience in the responsibilities required in this job. Requirement Elicitation, Interviews, Workshops….etc the main difference being the terminology is completely different and some of the documentation methods are different.

I did undergo training from QAI and i have taken up some courses in Software Testing.

i lack guidance for excelling as a business analyst

 
 
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I need help with:

  1. The lack of knowledge of the field for making into Banking, Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI) sector

  2. Absence of Big Brand Company in my CV

  3. Lack of Guidance for excelling in the field of Business Analyst

Answer

Generally speaking a business analyst is there to bridge a gap to solve a problem and meet business’ needs. This gap is usually between business and Information Technology (IT).

However, the career of a business analyst encompasses a variety of specific titles and expectations that vary from company to company.

domain knowledge required for a business analyst in healthcare or insurance

 
 
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Hi,   I’ve gone through your website and i found your site to be extremely useful.  

I’m Raj. i’ve four years of experience in healthcare (worked as a subject matter expert).

Our client was one of the largest insurance companies in UK.

I do have good domain knowledge in Claims, underwriting. I also worked on crystal reports and Xcelsius etc.

Now i would like to go as a Business analyst.   I did my masters in Business administration.

For my masters i left my job and the gap is around 16  months.