Why do I split it like this? Because I want to draw the employer's attention to my skills. Take note that you should not list down EVERY single skill you have. Rather, consider the needs of your potential employer and list down any RELEVANT skill you have. The above are the basics of what goes into a sample business analyst resume. I do have some other thoughts about BA job roles that may be useful for you to know.Business analysts are very hot roles in the market, particularly in industries like banking and insurance.Most firms like to hire business analysts because (1) they are cheaper than project managers (2) they can handle a significant portion of the software development life cycle (SDLC) - from requirements, to some design, as well as testing.Make sure you do some research into the of a business analyst in the industry you're going to.If you've have previous experience as a BA, even if you're in a different industry, chances are the employer will still give you a shot.BAs are known for being able to adapt and execute project methodologies regardless of what industry or solution domain they are in.It's certainly advantageous to know what private banking is about or how a CRM software works, but on the whole, the foundational skill set of a BA (data analysis and elicitation of requirements) is something that is applicable to ANY industry.I never did tell you that I love being a BA. You know, in my current role, I'm a project manager, but I really miss the days of being a BA.The reason? A BA is the best role for understanding a business and you get to interview, run workshops and interact with all sorts of people. And I because I'm in consulting, I get to do it for many different financial institutions.Also, a BA gets to really 'dig in' and become the 'go to' person throughout a project. Because you're there since the start of the project, and you understand what the users want, you're a natural subject matter expert on all business requirements within the project team. I enjoy being that 'go to' person throughout the duration of the project.Also, I guess I prefer a BA job that over a programmer's job where I'm hunched over a computer screen all day. I also prefer it over being say, a solution architect of IT systems.But I guess after a decade of BA experience, most people move on to being project managers (like I have) or start on other different adventures.
Why a specialized business analyst resume? Simply because you need a resume that gives the person reviewing applications all of the right answers, to all of the right questions. What are these questions? We will address them below.
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The above are the basics of what goes into a sample business analyst resume. I do have some other thoughts about BA job roles that may be useful for you to know.