Business analyst C.V — The Art of Tailoring

Business analyst C.V — You should tailor your business analyst resume for each application, in order to match what recruiters are looking for as much as possible—hence the need to properly decode the job ad beforehand. You can first create a master CV and then adapt it as required. Three sections lend themselves well to this: “Objectives,” “Areas of expertise,” and “Professional experience.” 

Examples of tailoring based on the job posting :

Example 1:

  • Job posting – business analyst:

Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Information and Systems Management, or in Management Information Systems (required); at least 3 years’ experience in project coordination (required); retail work experience (an asset); ability to manage various priorities; action-oriented

  • Tailored CV:
Objective To find a job as a business analyst in the retail sector
Profile
4 years’ experience in business analysis and project management
Bachelor of Administration – Information Systems
Dynamic
Recognized organization and leadership skills

Ecample 2:

  • Job posting – business analyst:

Experience in writing and analyzing business plans; consulting and customer service experience; familiarity with a wide variety of industries and technological markets; good grammar and excellent writing skills; bilingual; autonomous and systematic 

  • Tailored CV:
Objective            Business analysis specialist seeking a new challenge to enrich my knowledge of various sectors
Profile
  • Experience in business consulting in a variety of sectors
  • Experience in user support
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Bilingual (English/French)
  • Autonomous and results-focused
  • Systematic use of work methods

Note: Tailoring doesn’t mean lying! You can draw attention to certain criteria and away from others, but don’t pad your CV—it could come back to haunt you in the future. 

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