How to Construct an Effective Business Analyst Resume?

Category: Agile Business Analysis Posted:May 18, 2021 By: Alvera Anto

How to Construct an Effective Business Analyst Resume?

In our previous posts,  you learned Business Analyst career planning, BA training and placement and dragged your attention to the basic Interview questions and tips which will help you get the BA position. Today we are going to take a step back, an important step before going to face the interview.

To crack the interview you need to showcase your qualifications, skills, and experience by constructing a BA Resume but the most important thing is to get your BA Resume into the “yes” pile. Here are some secrets to a well constructed BA Resume.

BA resume Do's and Dont's

Let’s start with an ideal BA Resume Format. A BA Resume should include the following points:

#1 Your Name-
Email ID-
Contact No.-

#2 Career Objectives- What is the ultimate goal of your career?

#3 Career Summary- What you’ve done up to now?

#4 Personality Traits (Core Competencies)- What are the merits of your personality? What makes you unique?

#5 Technical Knowledge or Skills- In which fields you has expertise?

#6 Key responsibilities Handled- What key roles you’ve performed during previous jobs?

#7 Achievements- What you’ve achieved?

#8 Employer- Companies, Designation you’ve worked in with proper time period

#9 Academia –What are your academic qualifications?

#10 Personal Details-

  • DOB
  • Address

Go through our Business Analysis Interview Questions to crack the Interviews.

Follow these tips to construct your BA Resume:

  1. Your Resume is much more than a dustbin
    Your Resume should not be filled up with everything. Don’t make it complex. There’s no need to be extremely honest and include a complete catalogue of work experiences and skills. Instead include selective experience and skills which may necessary for the type of BA job you are applying for.
  1. Your resume must highlight your business analysis accomplishments
    Most of the recruiters skip lengthy career objective part and so your resume must have the ability to drag their attention. To do so you need to highlight your business analysis accomplishments and make it crystal clear that you’re qualified for the job. If not, there is a high chance your resume will be thrown in the “No” pile.
  1. Using Business Analysis Terminology is important
    As you are applying for Business Analyst, you must use Business Analysis Terminologies while exposing your capabilities. It reflects your handiness with the subject. It’s highly suggested that you not only write it but you must know the key concepts because in most of the cases, a recruiter may like to have a discussion on terminologies with you.
  1. No one can write your BA Resume, but you
    You may hire a resume writer but after being a Business Analyst, you will have to write a lot of documentation. A resume writer may not have an understanding of the Business Analysis profession, so he may tweak your resume.
  1. Using bullet points to highlight your projects, achievements, and contribution is better
    Showcasing your achievements and responsibilities using bullet points one by one clearly is better. You must be prepared for cross-questions on that. You must highlight your past projects, your contribution to the company and what you’ve done to take the company to the next level.

Were you just an employee or the pillar?

This question is deep but it’s very important. Recruiters prefer hiring somebody who is extra-ordinary. Be prepared.
We hope this article will help you in constructing an effective resume before landing a  job interview.

You may also like to read: Top 10 Business Analyst Questions to crack BA Interview


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