All bullets above show results, not just in money earned or saved but in other aspects of the business, too.
Belcak’s finding suggests allocating 45% of words to industry terms. This isn’t limited to jargon. Product stocking and quality control are both used in the retail industry, and yet you don’t have to work in that industry to know what it means.
_Check out our How to Cover Work Experience On Your Resume guide for more tips on building a job-winning experience section. _
Need entry-level business analyst resume tips?
Let me clue you in on a little secret…
Those jobs ads that require one to two years professional experience are testing you.
Recruiters receive up to 250 applications for one job posting. So if you don’t apply because you don’t have all their "requirements," there’s less work for them.
Job ads that "require" one to 2 years for fresh graduates are flexible. The work experience requested here isn’t limited to corporate settings.
Coursework, extra-curricular activities, volunteer work, side projects are all viable ways to flesh out your entry-level Business Analyst resume.
Business Analysts often have a degree in Business Administration. Their coursework usually covers the gamut of business communications, financing, operations and policies.
Find out which of the job requirements are similar to your coursework and college projects, then write about that.
For example, if you see phrases like "develop performance benchmarks" or "improve operational workflow," then write about your coursework in business policy or business process improvement. That’s relevant experience right there.
Don’t underplay non-analyst roles or side projects, either. If while waitressing, you tested different phrases you can say to increase your tip, and shared it with other waitstaff, that’s another relevant accomplishment.
Just choose the right words when describing it. For example:
"Increased customer satisfaction by X% after testing and iterating several customer-centric spiels."
Where increased percentage of customer satisfaction refers to increase in tips, the customer-centric spiels are the friendly or complimenting stuff you said.
Looking to build your own entry-level job resume? Follow the steps in our guide How To Write Your First Job Resume.
This is how you should talk about your skills on your BA resume
You might’ve held a role where your focus was on building financial models. But the job you’re applying for now is more on prototyping and benchmarking performance. You have both skills, so which should you include on your resume?
The key is to start with the job ad. Prioritize the skills mentioned there by listing it at the top of your skills section. You can even divide them up by business function, or simply by soft and hard skills.