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New Post 5/27/2008 11:27 AM
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Re: Is there anyone really hiring "Junior" BAs ??? 

  

Guy ... thanx for your feedback. Sorry that I misunderstood.

PMcLeod ... I was actually browsing the Toronto chapter site last nite (and was glad to see you there too!) and have decided to join the chapter. I don't know how will I make it on tomorrow, Wednesday ... But hopefully, I'll catch the next one. Besides, I do  want to stop by to the office shortly to connect more people as you mentioned also. Thanx to give me an opportunity to see u.

 
New Post 6/9/2008 3:46 AM
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Re: Is there anyone really hiring "Junior" BAs ??? 
Modified By mooselogic  on 6/9/2008 5:47:09 AM)

Hi newbie,

From my experience, as I am a mentor and have a mentor myself, have you actually looked into the concept of acquiring a mentor to show you the ways?

Even if you are not in the position of a BA/Junior BA, your development starts from the day you wake up (if not before) and say, "I want to be a BA". All your skills of looking at problems, talking with people, looking at what you need to achieve specific goals etc etc, will all work for you. A mentor will help you master getting these thoughts into some order and using them in your future career. If in your current organisation, you have some Business Analyst's, simply approach them and ask them if they have the time to mentor you in becoming a Business Analyst, most of the time, they will be honored that you have chosen them.

In addition to working with a mentor, this person will then become an essential character referee, and they would have contacts etc. PMCLeod has mentioned that you attend the Toronto IIBA meeting which would be great to make contacts, you could also ask around one of these meetings for a mentor, or even a coach.

Good luck with becoming a BA, it is a great career and one where you can really make a difference.

Nathan

 

 
New Post 6/11/2008 2:59 PM
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Re: Is there anyone really hiring "Junior" BAs ??? 

There are $14\hr BA jobs (on the State of Ohio's web site for unemployed people) and there are BA jobs that pay well over 100K per year.   I have seen BA's come out of the secretarial pool (Home Savings of America, Irvine Cal).   I have also seen senior executive level types whose actual work was that of a BA (creating data flow diagrams for example) (Wellpoint) .  

Hope this helps.

Tony

 

 
New Post 6/11/2008 8:33 PM
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Re: Is there anyone really hiring "Junior" BAs ??? 

hey nathan,

thank you for the motivation. i've been inspiring myself since the first day i decided to wet my feet in the field of BA. know that i've tried to talk with my present employer. however, "BA" is not in their dictionary at this moment ! i've tbeen herefore browsing everywhere to find any opportunity and i do not hesitate to meet people who are already in this profession (as i agreed with perry to meet him soon and the professional at the chapeter meeting).

in addition, i've started preparing myself to sit for CAPM exam ... even ii'll have to take a detour to reach to be a BA, i want to make it.

however, once again, thank YOU ! i appreciate.

 

 
New Post 6/22/2008 8:34 AM
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Re: Is there anyone really hiring "Junior" BAs ??? 

 

Question:

Which link takes me to the event / forum at Ryerson University, Toronto which is supposed to be held on 26th of this month ... I'm completely lost to find it.

Besides, Perry McLeod, will you be there during the event?

 
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