Sandeep Saxena: I am having 7 years of total experience with Cloud Computing technology in Life Sciences domain. I want to move in to Business Analysis / Mid-Level Management. Please suggest what steps I should take?
Dinesh Singh: You have the right experience to start transitioning into mid-management or Business Analyst role. However, you need to demonstrate required skills such as client engagement, people management, and revenue/cost management.
Tactically, you need to fix 2 things:
- Build enough business knowledge and skills to pitch your-self for these roles. You would be required to learn new skills such as budgeting, resource planning, idea pitching etc. Start reading about these things and try to practice them. You can also join a structured academic program to solve these.
- Expand your network so you get access to more opportunities not only in your company but beyond. Work towards knowing right people and mentors.