3 Years Experience Applying to Business Analyst

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Alice asked on Aug 01, 2020

I have 3 years of experience working in Civil/Mining Engineering. MS in engineering.

Can I still be considered for entry-level positions?

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Robert
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replied on Aug 02, 2020
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Hi Alice,

In most firms, yes.

Obviously it depends on your exact experience during those 3 years, but most likely yes. However, also think about the idea that it's usually better to start in a lower rank and outperform/get promoted fast than starting in a higher rank and fail.

So nothing bad about the entry-level role at all; the exact rank for joining is mostly overestimated. Your ongoing and constant performance matters much more for middle-term career progression.

Hope that helps - if so, please be so kind and give it a thumbs-up with the green upvote button below!

Robert

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Deniz
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replied on Aug 02, 2020
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Hi Alice,

Yes. It is quite common that candidates with no consulting experience (or even with 1-2 years of experience at a boutique or Tier 2 consulting company) can be considered for entry-level positions.

You may want to check with HR to make sure.

Best,

Deniz

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Axel
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replied on Aug 02, 2020
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Hi!

Yes, you can apply for entry-level positions or a level above entry-level depending on your exact experience, the firm, and the office you plan to apply for.

For Bain, for example, you could potentially be qualified for the senior associate consultant experience based on the experience you are providing. Best however to discuss with the recruiting team at your target firm.

-A

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Anonymous replied on Aug 04, 2020

Hi Alice,

You could still apply for the entry position of Business Analyst, if you don't have any managerial experience. However, I would recommend you to apply for an associate position. If this work for you as well.

Hope it helps,

Best,

André

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Hi Alice,

Yes you can - this fits in the band for entry level positions.

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