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New Post 12/13/2011 1:19 AM
User is offline bernard
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Life After BA 

Ok here's the thing.....I am fed up of being a BA.

nearly 11 years as a BA and I can honestly say, I feel I am coming to the end of it. I no longer find it interesting, I'm bored with IT.....

What alternative careers are out there for BA's? Has anyone known of BA's to leave the comfort zone in search of alternative careers?

 
New Post 12/14/2011 3:41 PM
User is offline Kimbo
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Re: Life After BA 

 Me too Bernard.

My wife left a career as a BA and became an image consultant. Set up her own website and stuff.

I'm thinking about chucking it in and working as a waiter in the local cafes where I live.

Guess it depends on what other skills you have that people want.

I'm very curious to hear other people's suggestions.

Kimbo

 
New Post 12/19/2011 12:42 AM
User is offline KJ
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Re: Life After BA 

Kimbo,

Ive decided to change spots and do some counselling - I did a lot of psychology study. (I'm not a psychologist - but I have worked as a counsellor). Its essentilly the same analytical skills. Really, I hear yo say. Yep!

warm regards,

K

 
New Post 2/2/2012 2:14 AM
User is offline Kimbo
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Re: Life After BA 

 Hi K,

Only just spotted your reply. Good luck with it mate. All power to you.

I'm about to start a new part time thing. I'm hoping it may become full time eventually.

Kimbo

P.S. Did a project at a corporate counselling service supplier a few years back. Great people and interesting work.

 
New Post 2/2/2012 7:38 AM
User is offline Tony Markos
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Re: Life After BA 

Kimbo:

As the current headline article on this web site points out, Business Analysis is very immature - we need to grow up.   As we get older we need to move away from sillyness and "get real".  So I would not blame anyone who feels a deep need to get out of Business Analysis.

 I myself spend alot of time on my side business:  Money Management.  Reason:  Old saying "Money talks and BS walks".

Tony

 
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