Interested in starting a business analyst career? Find help exploring the business analyst profession and getting started by learning the basics of business analysis, identifying transferable skills, and accumulating business analyst experiences.
What this article says about designers also applies to business analysts: don’t wait or ask for permission to showcase your potential. Work Samples Don’t wait to get hired to start building a work sample. If you are an aspiring BA, that will help provide evidence to prospect employees how good you are at documenting requirements. [...]
Earlier this week I addressed the question of how to determine if you are qualified for a business analyst job and noted that the most important thing you can do is understand is your transferable business analyst skills. I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how exactly to determine what your skills are. In this [...]
Are you exploring a career in business analysis? Do you find yourself wondering if your skills and experience are relevant to a business analyst role? Would you be interested in learning about how qualified you are to be a business analyst? We’re going to talk about how to know if you are qualified to be [...]
Discover the most critical business analysis skills for new BA – including core skills, business analysis skills, soft skills, and skills that can be required for specific types of BA jobs.
When it comes to finding a business analyst job, we know that work experience is a big factor in getting the first interview and even being offered a first position as a business analyst. If you are employed in an office setting, what typically works best is to expand your business analyst work experience (even [...]
This reader shows us how you can showcase relevant experiences into a business analyst resume that lands you interviews and a job offer. She expected her career transition to take years but instead found a business analyst job after submitting just 10 targeted applications. I’ve been working as a technical writer in the software industry [...]
One of our readers shares how his persistence in pursuing business analyst roles, as well as tweaking his job titles and leveraging a titled position (even though it wasn’t really a BA role) helped land him in his first business analyst job! I spent a very, very long time unemployed or underemployed before I caught [...]
Many of the writers here at Bridging the Gap have written about using transferable skills to transition into a Business Analysis career. Laura Brandenburg’s theme is assisting people in starting and transitioning to Business Analysis. In her article, 5 Steps to Becoming a Business Analyst, Step Two is to identify transferable skills. In Building Critical Stakeholder [...]
In every workplace there are a few people who outperform everyone else. Their work is of such high quality and quantity that others admire and value them. A “star BA” is someone who is recognized by their peers and superiors for the extraordinary results they deliver in business analysis work. Because of their highly valued [...]