New Season to be Business Savvy:
5 Ways IIBA can Enhance Your Career in Business Analysis
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As the holiday season wraps up and the new year begins, it's a great time to reflect on your career and consider ways to take it to the next level. If you're looking to become a business analysis professional or are already on your career journey within the profession, there are several ways you can enhance your skills and knowledge to stay competitive in the current job market.
Here are five ways to get started:
1. Tune into Business Analysis Live
Stay on top of trends and hot topics with IIBA's Business Analysis Live podcast series features interviews with industry experts and practitioners on a variety of business analysis topics. Listening to these podcasts is a great way to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and best practices in the field, as well as learn from the experiences of others. Tune in here.
2. Get Professional Certifications
Earning a professional certification in business analysis can demonstrate your knowledge and expertise to potential employers and clients. IIBA offers several certifications, including the Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP ®) and the Certification of Capability in Business Analysis™ (CCBA®), which require a combination of education, experience, and professional development. See what certification can add to your career and earning potential.
3. Check out our Career Tools
IIBA's newly designed Career Center is a great resource for business analysis professionals looking to advance their careers. The Career Center offers support for your career development, job search tools, resume tips, salary data, and more to help you find your next opportunity or negotiate a better salary. Explore more here.
4. Become an IIBA Member
Joining IIBA as a member offers a number of benefits, including access to exclusive resources, networking opportunities, and discounts on professional development and certification exams. By becoming a member, you can connect with other business analysis professionals, build your professional network, and stay current in the field. Take control of your career with IIBA.
5. Tap into IIBA’s BACCM
The Business Analysis Core Concept Model™ (BACCM™) is a comprehensive framework developed by the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) that outlines the key concepts and practices of business analysis. By understanding and applying the BACCM™, you can improve your ability to identify and solve business problems, align business solutions with strategy, and deliver value to your organization. Explore the new interactive BACCM™ in IIBA's KnowledgeHub.
By investing in your professional development and staying up-to-date on the latest trends and best practices in business analysis, you can position yourself for career success and continue to grow and evolve in your role.
IIBA offers a variety of industry-standard business analysis certifications. If you aren’t sure which certification to start with, you can’t go wrong with IIBA’s Entry Certificate in Business Analysis or explore the full suite of professional certifications here.
About The Author:
Tiffani Iacolino is a Product Marketing Manager at IIBA® and has 15+ years of marketing experience across the legal, technology, telecommunications, publishing, media, and professional services industries. She’s passionate about delivering meaningful products and solutions to the business analysis community, including IIBA’s latest offering the Cybersecurity Analysis Learning and Certification Program. Hailing from the Greater Toronto Area, she enjoys an amazing cup of coffee, running, and yoga -- between chasing her two adorable children!