Having evidence of training and a formal qualification, such as the BCS certificates will increase your chances of successfully becoming a business analyst. Employers will value an individual’s commitment to training and qualifications so having these on your CV will help. It is also important that you fully understand the role that you are applying for, can evidence that you have the skills to perform that role and can answer relevant questions in an interview situation. You can start to address these items by attending one of our courses.
Your chances of successfully getting a job as a BA will also depend on your salary expectations and the industry and geographical location in which you want to work. It will also depend on the current opportunities available which meet your criteria. To get an understanding of this you will need to look at the local press, visit your local job office or try some recruitment websites. Many websites now allow you to put in your job criteria, so you can see opportunities that match what you are looking for, or check if your expectations are realistic.
Please be very wary of those training companies who will try to tempt you to pay for a course on the basis that they will find you a job or contract as a business analyst afterwards.