Looking for how to get skills that would make me qualified for a data analyst position.
I've posted a few questions on my job search (here
), and in searching through job postings here (Austin, TX) and thinking about what interests me I think data stuff would be a good fit as I like crunching with numbers, and technical stuff but my resume does not reflect that. I'm happy to share my resume if that would help. I took a Intro to SQL class and an advanced Access class per recommendations before, but what else do I need to break into that field. I've been in Austin for 5 months and I really need a job!
Some things about me:
- I'm a highly analytical and data oriented person
- I have my MBA in finance
- My BA is in History (I didn't really know anything about careers or real jobs when I started college at 17 - in retrospect Economics, CS, or MIS would have been a better fit)
- 8 year experience in Account Management - the last 5 spent in a company that specialized in selling data used for credit analysis and marketing purposes)
- I recently paid (overpaid) for a resume writing and my resume is oriented towards Sales Analyst positions, but I don't know how strong it is
I appreciate any help advice for what types of jobs to search for, how to strengthen my application, and any training that might help. I've spent about $1000 recently (for the classes, software, and the resume) so money is a bit tight, but I'm willing to spend for something that would seriously help me get a job (i.e. certification??)
Thanks in advance.