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    Hi,

    I studied Economics and graduated two years ago, I took a data technician job after graduating, where, I thought I would use some statistical concepts that I learnt.

    It turned out that the main responsibility was data entry and recently I took a project management role within the same organisation but have learnt it is not a job or career I want to pursue.

    I applied for a Junior Business Analyst role in a different organisation received a call where the recruitment advisor said that I might be better suited to a Credit Analyst role and put me forward for that job for which I am awaiting a call back from the hiring manager.

    I am not very confident of getting the job as I haven't used statistics since uni. If I don't get the job I am thinking about quitting my current job to spend time to revisit modules that I took at university to improve my chances in future applications for similar jobs.

    Do you think employers would see this a valid reason to leave my current job or would it be seen as a negative?

    Do you think this a good idea or shall I stick it out at my current well paid but unsatisfying job?

    Sorry if this isnt the correct forum to post this.

    Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.


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    Terrible idea, does not make any sense. These are junior roles you are applying for anyway, nobody expects you to walk in and know everything.
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    I'll second that. Quitting a job to revise isn't very resilient. Why can't you revise statistics in the evening?
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    (Original post by Mark14)
    Hi,

    I studied Economics and graduated two years ago, I took a data technician job after graduating, where, I thought I would use some statistical concepts that I learnt.

    It turned out that the main responsibility was data entry and recently I took a project management role within the same organisation but have learnt it is not a job or career I want to pursue.

    I applied for a Junior Business Analyst role in a different organisation received a call where the recruitment advisor said that I might be better suited to a Credit Analyst role and put me forward for that job for which I am awaiting a call back from the hiring manager.

    I am not very confident of getting the job as I haven't used statistics since uni. If I don't get the job I am thinking about quitting my current job to spend time to revisit modules that I took at university to improve my chances in future applications for similar jobs.

    Do you think employers would see this a valid reason to leave my current job or would it be seen as a negative?

    Do you think this a good idea or shall I stick it out at my current well paid but unsatisfying job?

    Sorry if this isnt the correct forum to post this.

    Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.


    Mark,
    I don't know what you were expecting as a "data technician". Even as a credit analyst you'd be unlikely to actually apply statistical techniques yourself, everything will already be prepared for you in Excel.

    You should concentrate on getting a job that actually uses stats (if that's what you really want), THEN go back and learn what you need to for the job.
 
 
 
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