From Telecommunications Technlology Development to Business Analyst

Hello Friends,

I am working in a telecommunications firm focusing completely on technology development.

Now-a-days I feel to change my career path to include strategy planning/ Business analyst positions. Can someone help me on how to achieve this?

Thanks much,
JAY.

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One Response to "From Telecommunications Technlology Development to Business Analyst"

  1. Tangent   December 1, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Having done both, allow me to point out:

    Tech work is very hands on. You are challenged constantly and the results (a.k.a. fruits of your labor) are sometimes immediate but almost always apparent.

    Analysts / Planners are very cerebral and the work is challenging, but not as result oriented. The work you do as an analyst may or may not come to fruition. And, if it is you may never see your results. Plus, be prepared to be seated in one chair in front of a computer for 8 hours a day.

    After 4 years of working as an analyst, I came to realize that I require a certain job satisfaction. I hated working 12 hours on a report that sometimes wasn’t even used because the big dogs weren’t as concerned about the details.

    If you continue with your move, make sure to give yourself an out just in case you get into it and realize it’s not where you want to be.

    That’s what I did and am now working in an aerospace company that allows me the privilege of working both sides of the fence while paying me more than I was paid as an analyst.

    But in answer to your question, to be an analyst or planner, you will need to show a propensity to being the type of personality that I just described.

    People who hire analysts are very keen to this and will be looking for indicators from you either for or against….

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