I really want a job that's advertised at the uni I work at at the moment. The jobis for a business analyst, but it's really a low level job as far as I can tell - liase with IT services to select new software, make it work properly, train staff in new software, do everyday program maitenance, write/find and adapt user manuals (probably down to quite basic levels) doccument descisions, and from my knowledge of the department, make theeir dysfunctional databases actually work systematically. I'm not properly qualified for it, but I'm pretty sure I can do the job. And I can hope that the tradition of universities having few applicants for their jobs continues, so my knowledge of the higher education research sector will compensate for my lack of qualifications in information systems or business.
( Read more... )