The heart and soul of the business analysis community

Have you noticed lately that many forums are full of links to blogs and websites promoting products and services? That in these forums there is no real discussion, sharing of knowledge or collegial support for each other? Where are people actually talking about stuff?

In one way it is great that we have access to loads of information about business analysis and career related topics. It is fantastic that there are people out there making a real contribution to our professional community – and I would like to think that I am one of those people.

However, where do we get together and have real discussions without the distraction of excessive advertising? Without other agendas confusing the topic?

That is why my Facebook group is a highly moderated environment and does not allow any posting or activities that leverage this group in any way to promote outside interests.

You are very welcome to join here: http://bit.ly/bacontractors

It is because I don’t want to lose the heart and soul of our community – which is YOU and your highly valued contribution to our fellow colleagues. When you are sharing your ideas, you are giving back to community and making a real difference in the lives of others.

This difference may be big or small and may often be unseen – but it is definitely there.

Your words send out ripples. You pass on information on to one or many, and they pass it on to one or many, and it keeps going just like a ripple effect.

That is why any kind of negativity or unsupportive comments are also not allowed in my group. Discussions must be positive and constructive, so we can create positive and constructive – even beautiful – ripples.

Difficult conversations can be had, but in a professional manner and without the drama.

And let’s be honest, the other reason why I don’t allow promotional posting and negativity is because this is how I make living – and where I promote my services. I am career coach who helps other business analysts transform their professional and personal lives.

To do this I want to create a community who is here for the same purpose – to help others.

Each and every one of you have wonderful gifts to share. These gifts can bring about positive change in the lives of others, and in the process do the very same for yourself.

This community is you. You are the heart and soul.

So let’s create ripples!

You can join here: http://bit.ly/bacontractors

Cheers,
Alexandra

Do you fit the stereotype?

Most likely not. We are individuals with unique experiences and understanding of the world. Our work experience is valuable but varied and our skillset is wide-ranging.

However, this can make it difficult to fit the cookie cutter language of human resource departments – and the process of finding your next career prospect challenging.

HR units are usually overloaded with applicants. They will look for reasons to reject an applicant instead of finding justifications to bring them in for an interview.

The bottom line is that the more diffused your resume, the more important it is to craft a coherent story for your career. You need to make the message very clear, so employers can easily grasp your potential – a compelling narrative that even a sceptical HR professional would appreciate and value.

That requires an objective assessment of your background as well as strengths and weaknesses, something that we are not always qualified to do ourselves.

An outside perspective could be the very thing that could transform your career.

To learn more, you are very welcome to book a free call with us to talk about your current career challenges and goals. It is all about how we can help you move forward in your career.

To get on a call just click on this link: http://alexandracordes.com/lets-talk/

Talk soon,
Alexandra

One day left! Transform your BA career

Just a quick reminder that there is one more day to enrol in the Career Advancement Program and take advantage of the discounted price.

Normally AUD $2,000, you can get full access to the program for only $1,500.

Just click on this link to learn more: http://alexandracordes.com/transform/

In this program you will learn how to transform your career and be the best business analyst you can possibly be. I will help you:

  • Get clarity on your vision and purpose as a business analyst
  • Identify the career pathway that is best for you, and how to achieve your vision
  • Identify your strengths, passions and values so that you powerfully communicate to potential employers and clients
  • Develop your professional profiles so that are presented in the best possible way
  • Identify opportunities and learn how to approach potential employers or clients.

I will give you a framework for maximising your success in your business analysis career.

This program is for anyone who is currently working as a business analyst, in a closely related field, in a role where business analysis functions are performed, or is studying to be a business analyst.

If you are not sure if this is for you, you can book a free ‘no obligation’ call with me. In this call we will talk about your career challenges and work out the best way forward for you. You will definitely get value from this call even if you don’t join the program.

Just click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to book a call. If you schedule for a date after 31 July, you will still qualify for the discount. But remember you have one day left!