Before you can improve your business analyst career, you must answer some questions like; which direction should you go and what steps should you take to get there?
If these questions aren’t answered at the beginning of your career, you may wrongly focus on skills or competencies that will take you in the opposite direction of your goals!
To help answer these questions, I have provided you with some guidelines that will come in handy as you move forward in your business analyst career.
Lauren Hepler, an Economic Development Reporter cites a new report for 2013 that says Software Developers will be the No. 1 most in-demand profession, nationwide in 2013!
Using data compiled by CareerBuilder and research firm Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., she reports that nationwide, jobs in the software development field have increased 7 percent since 2010, adding 70,872 jobs.
According to Lauren, if you’re into tech but not so much software development, you may want to consider exploring career opportunities as a computer systems analyst which ranks as (No. 4)
Facebook status updates and tweets capping at 140 characters seem to be all the rage these days, isn’t it?
However, for an Information Technology (IT) professional like yourself, having an account on Facebook or Twitter is never going to be a replacement for the mother of all social media blogging.
Here are 12 great reasons why blogging is good for your IT career:
Is your boss keeping your career back?
Do you realize that the same boss who is responsible for keeping back your career will ultimately fire you for another IT worker with a better resume!
If you are frustrated in your current job because of lack of stimulating, interesting or challenging work or because someone else like your boss … is keeping your career back then you need to read this article.
One of the traits of successful IT professionals is the desire to learn, improve or working on exciting and challenging ideas all the time. It is what truly distinguishes achieving IT professions from others.
Plan for Success.
When failure is not an option, a step by step plan for advancing your career must be followed. Failing to plan your career is the same as planning to fail.
Guessing and stumbling your way through your career, is an unnecessary, expensive and time-consuming process. It reduces the chances of success by multiplying the obstacles and difficulties you have to overcome.
Don’t put your fate in luck or chance. Rather, follow a career roadmap or blueprint that can save your time and money or reduce uncertainty.
Are you looking for a transformation in your work situation? Follow these 6 rock solid success principles that summarize what I have learned about building careers or online communities!
Whatever your industry, background or situation, these six principles will help you “Discover Your Passion“, “Do What You Love” or “Take Your Passion To Market“.
The first two (2) principles are designed to help you choose work that matches your strengths, education, training, background, skills, experience, hobbies or interests.
I dedicate a considerable amount of time to debunking myths and half-baked truths. And one about the future prospects of software developer careers has just been ratified!
According to a survey of the best and worst jobs in the United States, Software Engineers will have the best jobs in 2011.
For this survey, 200 professions were analyzed based on their pay, environment, hiring outlook, stress and physical demands using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Census Bureau and trade association studies.
According to this survey, the high-demand for Software engineering jobs is fueled by the desire for high-tech gadgets, iPods, tablets and other devices.
[Ask IT Career Coach] is a Career Advice Column for Information Technology (IT) professionals looking for answers to their most challenging career situations.
I get a number of questions along the lines of how to get a marketing and sales job after college from new college graduates who have a degree in marketing or sales and yet find it hard to get hired based on their college degree!
Why sales & marketing graduates can’t get jobs
Traditional Marketing and Sales Jobs expects skills in prospecting, cold calling, appointment setting, in-bound / out-bound sales, presentation and closing skills.
Are there any required skills for entry-level data analyst job postings knowing that hiring managers are quite creative with their help wanted ads?
Keeping in mind that there is no “one size fits all” job requirement for data analysts or any information technology (IT) job, here are some of the more common skill requirements:
- Number crunching, analytical or numerical skills & background
- Reporting experience using Excel, Microsoft Access, Crystal Reports / Business Objects, SQL Server Reporting Services or any Graphing tool
- Relational Database Design & Development with tools like MySQL, SQL Server, Microsoft Access or Oracle
- A passion, interest, aptitude or background in number crunching or analytics
Many data analysts started out using Microsoft Access because it is a popular and versatile data analysis tool.
Microsoft Access provides a one-stop relational database, sql querying and reporting environment and it also provides data analysts with the ability to build a powerful graphical user interface (UI) for collecting data.
I get questions all the time about the suitability of technology careers for those who’ve never worked a tech job.
I understand those asking are anxious about their future.
However, making a career change to Information Technology is in many cases a better financial investment than taking on debt to buy a house or go to college!
If you are one of those, here are some of the best reasons why changing jobs to Information Technology (IT) is a sound financial decision.
This article is one in a series on creating or establishing your personal brand and becoming a leader in your industry.
While creating your personal brand is not easy, the benefits speak for themselves; other professionals begin to seek you out, ask for your assistance or offer you compensation in exchange for your help, services or advice.
Creativity is sometimes frowned upon in the workplace because you are expected to follow orders!
Perhaps you’ve neglected using your creative forces in the past because it forces others to think or so that you can keep your head down and stop others from following you!
Become a Leader And Get The Job You Want!
Getting a job by sending out resumes to employers is known as the push method because it depends on you pushing the employer to hire you!
The problem with the traditional method of getting a job is that everyone who is out-of-a-job is probably doing the same thing … pushing their resumes to hiring managers or employers!
Getting hired in a competitive job market doesn’t mean … “do what other job applicants are doing” … it means “do more than your competition!“
A leading bank in the Middle East is actively seeking a Business Analyst with extensive banking domain experience and a strong finance and accounting background and ERP expertise.
Produce Functional Specifications
Manage Senior Stakeholders
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Full Time Employment, 2500 AED ($679) Per Day + Accomodation
Business Analysis, Banking, Finance & accounting, ERP
Interested in this job?
We are hiring a Junior business analyst with a strong technical background and marketing focus wanted for a great paying 3 month contract to permanent position.
Other benefits will include personal mentoring and professional development, the opportunity to work with a quality, creative and innovative team, a health and well-being program, work flexibility, a loyalty recognition program, a supportive and enjoyable work environment, a social responsibility program, good coffee, team bar, team events in addition to extremely competitive Wii and foosball challenges
Documenting client requirements and Quality Assurance (QA).
An experienced Customer Relationship Management (CRM) consultant with B2B database marketing skills wanted.
Experience in scoping, planning, and project management of capability improvements and business campaign management.
Experience in best practice formulation of planning, briefing, implementation and post-campaign analysis.
Industry experience in retail, financial services/banking and/or telecoms.
Industry experience in B2B or telecoms also required.
Strong technical abilities and with good communications abilities required.
Any where in the United Kingdom (UK) including: London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham
Customer Relationship Management (CRM), SAS, Unica, Chordiant, Oracle, Teradata, B2B, Campaign Analyst, Project Manager, Consultant
About The 2012 Software Developer Internship Opportunity!
Computer programming is one of those few careers that offers you the option to either freelance, get a full-time job or become an independent consultant even when you are really just a beginner!
As a freelance software developer, you may live in the United States, India, UK, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or any country and work for clients located anywhere on the planet!
There are several specializations available to software developers including Mobile Application Development, Desktop Programming and Web Programming.