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Seeking a career path as an analyst


Hi Doc,

I am a Master graduate in statistics with engineering background. I would like to be Data analyst/ Business analyst.

I have experience in handling data in ERP system and statistical report.

I got interviews from MNC for the position of data analyst. However, I failed in the interview due to I am lack of exp in marketing/business.

The experience gave me the message is that statistical background or exp in data handling are not important for applying these role. The more important is the business acumen and the knowledge of the industry.

Recruit consultant would suggest I start with more junior position. As I observed, not many junior of data analyst I can find in the market.

Doc, could suggest ways for me to achieve my goal?