The first step is to do research and find out what kind of business analyst jobs you are qualified for. Find out which are in demand. The idea is to match your skills and experiences to suit the skills in demand. This helps in discovering yourself with the skills you have, and you can apply for it. For example, if you have more qualified for the role then you could consider applying for the more senior roles.
If some particular skill is in demand and you have those skills, then by not expressing those skills in your resume, people won’t know. Employers won’t assume things and will read what is written in the CV. You have to express exactly what is your qualification and experiences in such a way the employer doesn’t need to make any guess. That is the reason the Resume should be clear and understandable. It shouldn’t be with too much jargon or management level accomplishments. Even if you didn’t have the title of Business Analyst, still you can clearly specify what are your skills, abilities, and accomplishments that can be advantages to the organization.
With the understanding of the market needs and your skills which are matching to those skills then your Resume is ready for applying. If you have applied for several of them and nobody has called you yet, that means you need to modify your approach. Just need to focus on the jobs which are closer to your skillset and apply, not to apply for all jobs. If your resume matching to at least 80% of the skills the organization needs, then we can say you are relatively matched.
Some important rules when applying for a job:
If you think you have some skills which you have forgotten to put or which you just remember to put, then do not hesitate to add them up into the resume. It is good to keep watching the skills which are in demand and tweak the resume to customize for the need is not a bad idea.
Careful while using technical jargon such as “Use case”, “MOSCOW”, because the recruiter may not know these specific terminologies, and might the chance could be missed to get an interview.
If you didn’t hear from them don’t get panic, it is not because of you. Might be the job is on hold or it may have been filled already internally. Sometimes the skills you have perceived are different from those that are in need.