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  • Vernon Richards
  • Essentials: Find A Testing Role
    Vernon Richards
    99 Minute Workshop

    Essentials: Find A Testing Role


    99 Minute Workshop


    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 take the next step as a professional tester and find your first role!

    How do you get the job that’s right for you? How do you get noticed? Although we all go through some sort of recruitment process for a job, there is huge variation between industries and even between companies in the same industry.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Discuss how to apply for roles
    • Delve into what to expect during interviews and try out some interviewing techniques
    • Explore ways to build a personal brand to show off your testing skills


    Vernon Richards
    Vernon Richards
    Quality Coach / Senior Quality Engineer
    I’m a Quality Coach & Tester that helps orgs, teams & individuals understand the relationship between quality & testing to help them build better products & deliver more effective services. I’ve been testing since 2002 starting with video games on PS2, Xbox & PC. It may not sound like a real job but it’s the truth! By day I’m a Senior Quality Engineer at a health tech night I run Abode of Quality. Here is one of my core values: “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude (& how you’re thinking) about the problem.” - Captain Jack Sparrow (the part in brackets was my addition though!) I believe that quality & testing problems are actually people problems in disguise! Often the cause of these problems is misaligned goals, different perspectives, low empathy for colleagues, and the list goes on. Using my coaching skills in the quality & testing space, I believe the most effective way to serve the business, is to help teams & individuals gain new perspectives about themselves & their teammates.

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    Our 99-minute workshops are designed to be attended live. If you can’t make the scheduled time, we will add highlights of the workshop in the future once the workshops are complete.