It started as an idea, the next amazing job you are going to get. Perhaps you’ll help developing the next big thing, add a feature your users have been waiting for a long time, help putting a man on Mars or land a rocket on a boat or simply reinvent the car; the world of possibilities for a Business Analyst is limitless.
But first you need a plan, a road map to get there, land that dream job that will open you the door to this world of amazing opportunities. You need to have all the essential ingredients in place to launch your career as a Business Analyst.
There is no set way to make a plan to effectively land a career 100% of the time, nothing you do can get you from zero to hero. But there are a handful of strategies, an entire ecosystem of tips and tricks and at least a dozen of proven ways to help you get there faster and improve your chances of success.
This is where all of your hard work and preparation have been heading; it is time to launch your career! I know that this is an exciting and nerve-wracking time but let me be the first one to congratulate you – you have worked hard to get to this point.
Equipped with all the techniques presented here and following this practical guide, you will be able to launch your rocket and kick start your career as a Business Analyst. This isn’t to say that there won’t be challenges, but by doing a bit of prep work and steering yourself using the strategies presented here you will be able to get most out of your career.
In this guide you will learn everything you need to know about how to land a job as a Business Analyst. You’ll find detailed overviews of the most popular strategies, advices from Business Analysts from around the world, advices from hiring managers, roundups of the best tools to help you get that dream job. It is everything you need to plan that rocket launch – and make sure it lands in the right place.
Who is this guide for?
There are many paths that can lead to a career in business analysis and there are many directions and avenues that can lead you to your desired end result. And it may seem complicated at first, but it isn’t.
Regardless if you are at the beginning of the road or you are a mid-career professional and want to do change of scenery, this guide will get you up to speed with the most recent trends in hiring professionals as Business Analysts.
This course is for everyone looking to land a job as a Business Analyst. No matter how experienced or inexperienced you are in the Business Analyst role, you need to know the fundamentals of how to search for a job, apply for it and ace the interview.
By the end of this course you will be able to understand if the Business Analysis is the right career choice for you, if you currently have what it takes to become a Business Analyst or you need to fill any competency gaps, you will learn how to look for a job, how to build a successful resume and what to expect during the interview for a Business Analyst position. Moreover, once you aced the interview, the course will help you employ the best strategies for getting the best salary that you could obtain.
While this course is targetting the Business Analyst career, anyone looking for a job can benefit out of it, as the methods employed for searching for a job and building a resume are universally valid.
I started to work as a Business Analyst in 2000, when the topic was somehow in its infancy. At the time I was developing a reinsurance application and played the role of developer, business analyst and tester. That was my first introduction in the art of business analysis.
Three years later I joined a Business Analysis department in a major financial corporation and never looked back. Initially I started as a junior Business Analyst and as the years progressed I moved up through the ranks until eventually becoming the leader of the department.
I have participated to close to 100 projects, their size varying from small projects (less than $50,000 budget) to very large (over 10 million $), many times acting as a project manager.
Five years ago, I have been asked by some of my friends to get involved in their community and teach some Business Analysis courses for newcomers that were trying to apply for a job. That was an amazing and gratifying experience. It was amazing to see them growing from absolute novice to successful Business Analysts and landing jobs in the field.
After a few years of teaching both Business Analysis and Quality Assurance courses, I started to receive requests to teach on line and looking for a method to efficiently do this, I came across Udemy and embarked in this new venture.
I am absolutely convinced that you will enjoy my courses as I spare no effort to continuously improve them and make sure that the message I deliver is clearly received and understood.