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.
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.
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?