Generalize Or Specialize, Which Is Better?
Have you considered the pros or cons of specializing in a narrow field compared to that of becoming a generalist in your industry? Here are some of them;
Business analysts may specialize as domain business analysts or choose the more general information technology (IT) business analyst career path.
IT business analysts don’t specialize in specific domains because they analyze and specify computer software or hardware solutions for any domain including operations, healthcare, engineering, sales & marketing, finance, insurance etc.
How To Choose A New Career
After witnessing the challenges in the lives of professionals dealing with under-performance, under-achievement, stress, anxiety, career stagnation, anger, depression or financial failure; I decided to write this article on how to make better career choices.
Choosing the right career is important because you spend the major part of your day (9 to 11 hours) at work. If you make the wrong career choice, you will put yourself in a painful, challenging situation.
So, choosing the right career ranks as one of the most important decisions you will ever make in your life.
What Is Your Personality Type?
One of the reasons why professionals struggle with their careers or under-perform at their jobs is that their work or career does not match their personality!
When hiring someone to do job, it’s easy to see what skills and training they have acquired or what types of jobs they’ve previously performed from their resume.
What is not so easy to see is how that same person’s personality traits will fit in with that of other employees or how their personality will thrive on a daily basis after you’ve have hired them.
Prepare for Life after College
How do you prove that you have learned or mastered business analysis or computer programming or project management or any other Information technology career?
Do you demonstrate your competency with a college degree or by gaining hands-on experience or acquiring a certification?
In some professions like medicine or law, there is a rigorous licensing, certification and training process without which you cannot practice practice the profession or get a job.
But in Information Technology (IT), you can become a software tester, business analyst, computer programmer, IT Manager or project manager without any supporting certification, college/post-graduate degree or license.
How To Start A Business Analyst Career
Identifying your transferable skills is the first step towards successfully transitioning, changing or starting a new business analysis career.
Though this article is written for those starting a business analysis career after having worked as a computer programmer, the principles presented here are helpful to anyone interested in starting any new career.
The first step in starting a new career is building self-confidence by recognizing that the career you are transitioning to has some relationship or similarity to the jobs you have performed in the past.
Coaching on How To Change your Career
Some of you have been asking about “how to choose the right career” or “how you can make a career change“.
You are searching for specific, practical step by step instructions for transitioning or making career changes.
The answer to this question is important to you because you spend the majority of your waking time at work.
So you understand that this question determines how happy or successful you will be for several years or until your next career change