How Do I Start A Business Analysis Career?

How Do I Start A Business Analysis Career?
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Hi there,

I am a science graduate who has recently completed an ISEB diploma in Business Analysis and am currently teaching myself PRINCE2.

However the biggest stumbling block I, and I’m sure many others, are finding is that since I am at the start of my career (25), no one will give you that critical first job to let you get some experience.

As such I was wondering if there is any advice anyone could offer, either on how to become a BA or which other jobs I could look at to help get some relevant experience in another role.

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


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.

how to overcome lack of ba experience?

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What about experience … all BA positions require minimum 5 yrs experience?

How to build that if you graduated last year.

Understanding What Employers Really Want Is Key To Overcoming Lack Of BA Experience!

The job description states that a minimum of 5 years’ experience is required to apply.

What is the employer really looking for when they state this in their ad?

What this really means is that the employer is not wanting to waste their time with applicants who only display a desire or potential alone – who will require months and years of a training investment.

learning to become a business analyst in canada

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I read your article on how to become a Business Analyst and decided to contact you.

I am interested in getting a guide to self learning, online training and probably classroom training, however I live in Canada.

I look forward to read from you soon.

Yours Sincerely, Paul

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Have you ever watched a child kick a soccer ball into the net for the very first time, or maybe even for a game-winning score?

If so, did you happen to watch that child’s eyes? Most likely, they were focused on that soccer goal.

Nothing could distract him from getting that ball into that net.