Is A Lack of Confidence Holding You Back?
Here is a question from Meghna in Austin, Texas on: “how to get back into the business analyst workforce with fortune 500 consulting experience”.
I’m currently unemployed and have an employment gap on my resume.
I’ve worked as a business analyst for a fortune 500 consulting firm for less than 2 years in the past.
I’m trying to get back into the workforce and would like to know if business analysis classes / training will help me get my foot in the door.
How To Jumpstart A Stalled Career!
It has been said that to “keep doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results is the very definition of insanity.“
On the other hand, “if you want something you have never hard, you must do something you have never done!“
So, if your career is stagnating, step back and take an honest look at your work.
Is your work everything you had hoped for?
If the smell of fresh-brewed coffee is the biggest reward after you walk through the office door each day, it’s time to truly perk up your daily grind and reboot your career.
Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses
The answer to the question: “Is College Worth The Money?
” is YES … so please go to the best college you can afford because there are doors in life that will be easier
for you to open if you have a college degree.
That being said, there are pros and cons to attending college and a right / wrong mindset that you need to be aware of.
In a new book, “Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses,” sociologists Richard Arum of New York University and Josipa Roksa of the University of Virginia, are of the opinion that “College Students in the US are not learning Much“
Oracle Or Microsoft Access, Which Is Better For Me?
Are you matching your strengths to your opportunities or are you just being ideological … interested only in following your own ideas even when they won’t get you any results?
Here is a situation that illustrates the challenges of being ideological versus being results oriented. It is a situation that illustrates the challenges of learning an enterprise software like Oracle compared to a poor man’s database like Microsoft Access.
Are you wondering about who this situation involves? You are safe my friend because today, I will mainly be talking about me
Beggars Can't Be Choosers
One of the bigger issues facing IT professionals is: “the challenge of building experience“.
This challenge exists because employers still require experience for hiring, even when you need their jobs to build experience!
It’s the classic Catch-22: “chicken or egg which came first challenge” that may be solved through internships or full-time jobs.
However, internships are getting increasingly competitive (Read More …) and employers are still insisting on handson experience before making job offers.
Why Internships Are Hard To Get
For a while, internships helped provide the missing handson experience to IT professionals learning new skills or transitioning careers.
Jobs for College Graduates
Whether you’re launching your career or trying to change its direction, you can get around the Catch-22 issue (“You can’t get a job without experience, and you can’t get experience without a job.”) with humility.
The solution is to get some humility because today’s shifting job market requires everyone incuding young job seekers and older workers with years of experience to continously reinvent their careers in order to stay marketable in a competitive global economy.
The lesson is that careers, skills and workplace environments will continute to transition and there is nothing we can do about that because what is marketable and in-demand today may not be wanted tomorrow.
How To Master Careers Quickly
When failure is not an option, a step by step plan for advancing your career must be followed. This step by plan is presented in the free e-book download made available on this page.
Failing to plan your career is the same as planning to fail. While some people put their fate in luck or chance while others study and follow successful principles.
Guessing and stumbling is an unnecessary, expensive and time-consuming process.
Guessing reduces the chances of success by multiplying the obstacles and difficulties one has to overcome.
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As hiring managers are cutting costs and reducing staff size they are also hiring hiring professionals with a broader range of skills
As workers are laid off, the lucky ones left behind are asked to work longer hours or work on a broader range of tasks
IT Managers are now hiring for a broader range of skill sets. Business Analysts are being asked to perform light programming jobs and software developers are being asked to perform light business analysis tasks
Hello, my name is Kingsley Tagbo. I am an IT Career Coach living in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. I am in the business of changing the world one life at a time.
Through my blog on this website, my books and my online training courses for computer programmers and business analysts, I am making the world a better place by giving my customers the tools they need to succeed in their computer programming or business analysis careers.
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Now, here’s it is. Do you need to be competent at web or windows development before you can get a computer programming job? What is the absolute minimum number of technical skills or programming languages you need to learn to get a business analyst, data analyst or software development job? Do you need to master a number of technical or programming skills to begin your career in business analysis or software development? Absolutely not, I say!
Did you learn an information technology skill but can’t seem to find a job?
If you are looking for a job now or will be in the market for a new job soon, you’ve got to read the rest of what’s on this article.
Are You Getting Job Offers?
Marketers know to do market research before promoting a product or bringing it to the market. This is because the time and money that may be lost by investing in a product that no-one wants to buy can be saved by doing some inexpensive market research.
One life skill that strikes fear into the hearts of business analysts and computer programmers alike is sales and marketing skills.
Looking For A Job Is A Sales And Marketing Process
For too long, technical professionals have assumed that sales and marketing is something you need if you’re a sales rep for a pharmaceutical company, a used car salesperson, real estate agent, a marketing executive or someone else in a non-technical job.
This assumption is so seriously flawed ? nothing could be farther from the truth. Every time you look for a job, email your resume to a hiring manager, interview for a job or negotiate your salary or bill rate, you are performing sales and marketing tasks.
Learning A Marketable Skill?
Do you want to learn the C++ programming language or become a C/C++ computer programmer?
Have you ever asked this question? which programming language is the most complex and challenging?? and received the answer C++?
If you answered yes, you are not alone. About 13 years ago, I asked my mentors in computer programming which programming language is the hardest, toughest, most difficult to learn? and I got the same reply as you… C++.
I asked the question because I wanted to become a successful computer programmer.
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