How to Start a Business Analyst Career: A roadmap to start an IT career in business analysis or find entry -level business analyst jobs
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.
Best read for someone starting a BA career
By RicaG - September 21, 2010
Laura's ebook has helped me land my first BA job by providing me guidelines on how to transition my current career and land my very first Business Analyst role.
It gives an overview of how a Business Analyst works. I love the acid test at the start of the book since it is the starting point of evaluating if you are meant for a BA role. The tips on how to present your CV for a BA role is also a plus.
I would say this a goldmine for the price you're paying...worth buying for.
A very good starter-guide indeed
By Reno - July 4, 2012
For those who wanted to be BA, this is your shortcut. You'll get to know just enough. For those accidental-BA, it confirms your roles. For those already a BA, it tells you the gap. For those Professional BA, what are you doing here!? (Just joking)
This book actually can save you from running like a headless chicken through every BA blogs, forums, speak to specialists, or podcast you can find. Trust me, I was the headless chicken. :)
This IS you start...
By KatieMac - January 21, 2011
If you're looking to become a Business Analyst, Laura Brandenburg's book, How to Start a Business Analyst Career is simply the right way to get started. Clear and concise, this book is a thoughtful introduction to the field. Written with a systems mindset, in plain language, I learned about the industry, the necessary skill set required for the BA role, and quickly became acquainted with the vocabulary and resources needed to begin a career. Tips on job searching, resume building and networking are invaluable, because unlike most career books, the ideas presented here are customized specifically to the Business Analyst position. When it comes to research, Laura has done the heavy lifting for you, by including links with outside source material. Want more detail? Go directly to a site that offers training, education or further readings -- resources cultivated through Laura's years of experience -- an inspiring (and time saving) feature if you're serious about getting into the... read more
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