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?

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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.

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Dear,

I am an MCA graduate with 2yrs work Exp as a Software Engineer in India and 8 months of Sales and Marketing experience in UAE.

When I was working as Software Engineer i got a chance to work with client service and Business Analysts.

My skills and interest leads me to become a Business Analyst.

I joined as a Relationship officer (Sales) as a part of plan to change my career line into management side as well as develop my communications and inter personal skills by dealing many people directly and indirectly, which are the key skills for a BA.

what is the career path to a business analyst consultant from sales

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I am trying to plan my it path to set me up as a consultant for retirement.

I have worked as network infrastructure , security, hw/sw design install, pre-sales, sales, sales Mngt, and now run a sales division.

Always been in IT in some capacity. I am now. Seeing a large need for business analysts, Mngt consultants and gis techs and wondered how one would start down this path?

Any help would be appreciated

am i on the right path to a business analyst career?

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I want to know if i’m on the right path to being a business analyst.

My degree is in computer science and so far i’ve worked as a systems and security analyst, functional analyst for Supply Chain, an HR information systems analyst, Project Coordinator and now an HR Business Planner.

Am i just doing a bit of everything or i’m acquiring the knowledge i’ll need to be a business analyst?

is it too late to become a business analyst?

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Hi, Presently I am working with Life Insurance Industry since last 6.5yrs and prior to that I was with sales in Resort Membership card for 5yrs.

I have done M.T.A.(Master of Tourism Administration).

I met a Business Analyst and he has suggested me to be in this (business Analyst) career.

Since then I am looking forward for right advice and information.

I am 40yrs old and with 11yrs experience.

Will it be possible for me to get into this career? Pls suggest.

how to get the first business analyst job without experience?

how to get the first business analyst job without experience?
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Resumes and Starting A Business Analyst Job

The biggest challenge that I am currently facing is advancing in my field.

I can’t get anyone to call me back when I submit my resume.

I am looking at the possibility of changing to IT as a business analyst.

I have a masters certificate in Business Analysis and loved the classes.

During the classes I worked with a lot of IT professionals and know that I can already do most of what they do.

will a sales & marketing profile help me in becoming a business analyst?

I completed my engineering degree in electrical, in year 2010.

Presently I am working in a software company as a business development executive for mobile and ERP applications.

My job basically involves finding clients and telling them about the software services what my company offers

But, I wish to become a business analyst, so does my profile help me in getting in becoming a business analyst, or what is the future growth for my job i.e BDE?

Please suggest me as your precious advice might change my career

thanks and regards

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In the film industry, the director pulls together the work of a producer, a scriptwriter, an actor, and other behind-the-scene workers to present a finished work of art.

As a business analyst, you take on the role of a director, in a sense, by being a liaison, or go-between, to bridge the gap between the business side and the IT side.

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This question was posted by a sales / marketing / crm consultant who needs advice on “becoming a business analyst”.

If you have questions about your business analyst career, be sure to post it as a comment on this page and it will be answered.

Here is the Sales / Marketing Professional’s Question:

I have been assuming BA roles and responsibilities for more than 5 years now but I seem to have trouble “marketing” myself to be spotted by head hunters.