Senior Level Work Experience as a Business Analyst
Reorganized Company X’s staff and reduced overhead costs by 30%
Revamped Company X’s website for less than the proposed budget
Investigated the causes of Company X’s revenue losses and recommended solutions to recoup costs
Upgraded the company’s software platforms which improved customer retention by 15%
Defined Company Y’s year-long goals and mission statement, helping investors to understand and fund the company
Researched ways to improve Company B’s marketing plan, and launched 7 of their social media accounts, generating 52% more leads in 3 months
Reviewed Company B’s finances and reconciled their outstanding debts
Suggested Company A hire a spokesperson, and negotiated their contract
Made improvements to Company B’s marketing plan, resulting in 15% savings on televised ads
Created new safety protocols to improve Company A’s employee satisfaction
Collaborated with renowned television producers to create and publish ads for Company B
Improved Company X’s revenues by 14% after installing new sales software
Recommended staff and budget cuts to Company B, resulting in savings of $3 million per quarter
Conferred with investment experts to expand portfolio
Evaluated startup proposals and selected the most lucrative opportunity
Proposed policies that reduced project cost by 10% due to more efficient use of equipment
Solicited input from employees on new product design
Solved Company X’s internal miscommunication issues by implementing new standards for memos and email chains
Junior Level Work Experience as a Business Analyst
Coordinated with staff to create new safety procedures
Solved Company Y’s financing dilemma by attracting new investments worth $4 million
Surveyed Company B’s financial data to locate discrepancies with tax records
Introduced new staffing measures to decrease hiring time from 7 to 3 days
Observed Company A’s brainstorming sessions and suggested protocols to improve communication
Assessed Company X’s revenue losses and presented new ways to minimize expenses by 12%
Analyzed Company B’s financial and other data, including revenue, expenditure, and employment reports
Developed alternative practices to Company A’s product disposal dilemmas
Interviewed employees and implemented their suggestions to improve workplace morale
Examined top practices of Forbes 500 companies and implemented them in 5 startups, culminating in a profit of 6+ million
Provided business management expertise for over a dozen organizations and received the Quality, Cost, and Productivity award for strong performance
How to List Your Skills as a Business Analyst
Business Analysts need to be both analytical and communicative. See below for some examples.
How to List Your Education as a Business Analyst
Business Analysts generally require a bachelor’s degree in a major such as business, economics, finance, marketing, and psychology. Some companies prefer a master’s degree, or around 5 years of experience.
Certifications are optional, but they are always a great way to showcase your skills and help your resume to stand out! The Institute of Management Consultants USA (IMC USA) offers the Certified Management Consultant (CMC), but there are several other options, including the Certified Business Analysis Professional and Certified Foundation Level Business Analyst.
Requirements can vary, but generally involve the following:
Degree needed in relevant major
Complete a background check
Business Analyst Career Overview
Business Analysts are also known as Management Analysts. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for this career is growing at 14% per year, which is considered to be much faster than average. In 2018 there were 876,300 jobs available.
Business Analysts make $85,260 per year on average. However, salaries could be as high as $154,310 depending on experience, industry, and location.
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