Tips for getting a BA job in Canada
If you are a newcomer and a resident of Canada looking at Business Analysis as a career option, the...
The hardest job to get in one’s career is probably the very first job, from the College Campus. Campus placements are hectic, emotions run high. Many feel dejected when they don’t land up with their dream companies. But imagine the scenario of not even getting a job?
Not getting placed from campus is definitely not the end of the road. A strategy needs to be put in place as to what should be the next step to be taken to ensure that you have a job at hand.
One option is to continue to clamor for large organizations. Most large companies hire from the campus as they like to run their induction programs in a batch. Missing the boat this year means a wait till the next year. Many organizations even bar candidates from taking the test if they happen to graduate a couple of years earlier. Large companies, while hiring laterals, look for at least 2 to 3 years of work experience. This saves them the cost of training.
The best alternative in this scenario is to spend a couple of years in a smaller organization, learning the tricks of the trade and then joining a larger company. Smaller organizations are willing to train freshers, as their market standing is lower than larger companies. Smaller companies look for people who can add value in different areas of their business- digital marketing, software programming, data analysis, customer support etc.
Many of my ex-colleagues from Adaptive US went on to join top-notch consulting firms in the world. These candidates would not have been able to get a job in these top-notch firms directly from the campus. What Adaptive gave them was work experience, which helped them clinch jobs in bigger organizations.
Here are a few smart things that can be followed to land a job with least effort:
In fact, Business Analysis is a great option for a fresher. It is one of the fastest growing fields. Business analysis has been identified as a key discipline in organizations across the globe. A certified business analyst has a broader perspective of the BA techniques and approaches. ECBA is aimed at freshers who want to enter the field.
It will be my great pleasure if some of the above suggestions are helpful in acquiring a job.
Sonal is a Content & Digital Marketing Specialist working in the corporate academics sector with Adaptive US. She relishes challenges that require her to operate at the intersection of creativity & analytics to deliver compelling content solutions.