How to Start a Business Analyst Career: A Roadmap to Start an IT Career in Business Analysis Or how to Find Entry-level Business Analyst Jobs

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L. Brandenburg, 2010 - Business & Economics - 187 pages
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Are you trying to find your first business analyst job? Are you working in information technology and wondering about your next career move? Do you have the formal education but lack the experience necessary for most business analyst jobs? You are not alone. Many highly competent professionals are looking to become business analysts and facing difficulties finding an entry-way into a business analysis career. This book offers an approach to starting a business analyst career that's based on discovering and building marketable BA experiences. We explore the role in detail and share stories from successful business analysts who made just the transition you're trying to make. We help you walk in the shoes of a business analyst, identify marketable business analyst competencies from your work experience, and set out on a path to accumulating BA experiences. Finally, we'll help you land that first job by providing BA-specific advice about target positions, job search, resumes, and interviews. How to Start a Business Analyst Career will help you build a personalized road map for finding your first business analyst position, accelerating your transition into the BA role without the hefty investment in formal training programs.

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Laura Brandenburg is the principal consultant for Clear Spring Business Analysis and hosts Bridging the Gap, a blog to help business analysts become leaders and advance their careers. Laura is passionate about the business analyst profession and helps BAs become better communicators, learn new technical skills, and find fulfilling careers in business analysis. Prior to founding Clear Spring Business Analysis, Laura held a variety of information technology roles and has been instrumental in establishing business analyst practices in several organizations.

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