Learn the steps to take when looking for that next testing role- Dan Ashby
You’ve invested time in learning the craft of testing. You’ve watched the lessons, read the blogs and books, and completed the activities. Now you’re ready to find that first testing role or to take the next step as a professional tester. How do you get the job that’s right for you? How do you get noticed? Although nearly everyone has to go through some sort of recruitment or interviewing process for a job, the process can differ based on the industry. To help you increase your chances of getting hired, this course will:
- Explore ways in which you build a personal brand to show of your testing skills
- Discuss how to apply for roles
- Explore what to expect during interviews and try out some interviewing puzzles
- Highlight the value in getting feedback and how to negotiate contracts
- Share what you should expect to happen on the first day of a new job
So if you’re looking to get started in that first testing role, or looking for a change. Come join us as we explore the process of applying, interviewing and getting new roles in testing.
This course is part of the Essentials Online learning pathway
Director of Quality Services
Proud father. Quality and Testing enthusiast, teacher, coach, mentor and servant leader. Director of Quality Services @ Ada Health. I blog at: danashby.co.uk and I'm a co-founder of the MoT Essentials (formerly the Software Testing Clinic). I love being involved in the testing community (and other communities)!
Pre-millennium Shey broke his testing teeth in computer games, he can be held responsible for such iconic successes as Catwoman, Malice and the little known Harry Potter… Originally from Melbourne Shey’s career has been as varied as his Anglicised Australian vowel sounds. Following a decade in Games Design, Project Management and Software Development he has spent the past 10 years working back in Testing - where his passion truly lies. As a Consultant he's covered various Test roles including a long term placement working with JK Rowling’s Team at Pottermore. Shey’s broad range of experience enables easy connections to be made with colleagues from all areas of the business spectrum. Shey can regularly be found providing the link or explanation between people from different disciplines. Shey has a significant presence within the testing community, sharing his perspective on Twitter, LinkedIn, and MoT's The Club forum among others. In-person he co-organises the London Tester Gathering and has volunteered TestBash. While not the first time Shey has spoken at TestBash, this will be the first time speaking for longer than 99 seconds. This year’s appearance is slightly longer but follows his usual theme of helping leaders to discover and develop their own leadership style. When not talking about testing, Shey can be found talking about his next passion, craft beer. Follow him to find where good beer is being served.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- Share relevant information about your testing skills and experience to others
- Discover where to look for potential roles
- Outline different types of interviewing and what happens in them
- Share information and feedback with recruiters
- Break down job role offers and negotiate salaries
- Discover what the first day of a new role might look like
This course is designed for new starters in testing which means no prerequisite skills or knowledge is required.