How To Transition Into A Business Analyst Career and Get Hired!

How Do I Become A Business Analyst?
How Do I Become A Business Analyst?

Question

I have 18 years of project management, sales, sales management experience in the automotive and playground recreational products industry and I recently decided that I want to become a Business Analyst.

My experience with problem solving complex issues, sales, project management experience and running a small business gives me a broad base of experience which appears to fit nicely with what this type of position requires.

I am however, lacking any formal training on the IT side, I am comfortable with computers and how they operate but I am struggling with how to best present myself to potential employers since I am weak on this side of things.

Change Careers from Software Development to Business Analysis

Hi,

I have 5+ years experience in software development as a senior software engineer in Microsoft technology.

I want to leave software development as I am no longer interested in development.

I want to move in the direction of a functional business analyst or project management, please suggest to me what other areas are suitable area for me.

I have a technology background.

One more thing as my current designation is senior software engineer for BA purpose how I have to show myself for the position of business analyst.

I am pursuing PMP certification too.