How to write a good business analyst resume

Many people want to get a great business analyst job but they usually have some difficulty in writing an effective business analyst resume.

Writing a business analyst resume is very similar to writing any other resumes.

So you should use good resume writing tips such as :

  1. Don’t use a single resume for every job application
  2. Always rewrite your resume to fit in with the applicable job requirements.
  3. Keep the resume to a maximum of two pages.

But there are also some resume writing tips that are unique to business analysis and they include the following:

  • Write a career objective: what do you want to achieve as a business analyst ? what have you achieved in your past experiences ? What makes you a great candidate for this particular job.
  • All these questions should be answered in your summarized career objective. Think of it as your elevator speech : if you have a minute to sell a product what would you say ?
  • Because most business analysts have both functional and technical skill sets, the business analyst’s resume objective should reflect these unique skill sets.
  • Include any relevant technical skills: You can state any relevant skills that can give you an edge in the technical skills section.
  • Include any business analysis certifications that you might have such as CBAP, CCBA, ECBA or PMI-PBA. Also include any other relevant certification such as a Project Management Certificate (PMP) or an ITIL certification.
  • Include any technical expertise that you might have such as programming skills, business intelligence or project management experience.
  • Also try to quantify your experience by using key words such as “Expert”,”“Skilled,” and “Proficient.”
  • Use the job posting as a guide: when writing about your present and previous work experience, you can use the job posting responsibilities as a guide.
  • You could also try and reuse some of the keywords in the job posting.
  • Start with the most recent job and work your way down to your earliest business analysis job.
  • This would make your resume stand out from rest especially if the recruiting company uses a software to sort through the candidates resumes.
  • Most human resource software use keywords to check for valid candidates from hundreds or thousands of submitted resumes.
  • Educational degrees last not first : You should input any relevant educational experience in this section.
  • Start with the latest degree first and work your way down to your earliest relevant educational degree.
  • Do not include irrelevant information such as your high school diploma, try to keep the information added to relevant educational qualifications from the last 10 years.

Attached below is a senior business analyst sample, kindly note that this is just a sample and it should act as a guide and not the finished product.

You should modify it to suit your needs.