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I am a business consultant and work with technology teams. I cannot code to save my life and I cannot replace business. I have been applying for jobs for months now but no one will bite. Not even an interview.

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then you aren’t articulating it in a manner that resonates with potential employers.

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Yew yes yes. I do not know what to do about it though!

what does replace business mean?

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As in I understand business but cannot work as business. I could do operations but not interested in BAU roles.

But what is your actual skill set. Saying you’re a business consultant is so vague

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Business analysis and Financial Sevices experience/ knowledge

I'd recommend doubling down and getting some tech skills - data skills, work with juptyer notebooks and things of that nature seem to draw eyes to resumes.

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Tech skills are really important. Without those it doesn't matter if you have 25 years of experience nobody will hire you As for certs....I haven't be asked for them in about 20 years. But that is because my resume has a string of lead engineer / lead architect positions - people always ask about those and then leave me alone Also....you should always be learning. I'm 20+ years in and still get training on new topics near weekly

What jobs are you applying for? Do you meet the qualifications? If not how can you leverage the job you have to meet those qualifications?

Yes, I can do the job and have the relevant qualifications (meet the ask)

OP - are you a business analyst? As in You write user stories for dev teams and also play the Project Manager/Scrum Master role? If so I’ve been interviewing people for these roles (had an opening on my team). Are you making it to the interview stage?

No Agile certifications. I do understand the business (financial services, analytics) very well.

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