Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My uTest University Course - How to Talk to Mobile Developers: 6 Tips for Testers

I was recently asked to contribute a course for uTest University.  I decided on something hopefully unique and more importantly, useful. Techies are not always the best communicators in the world.  So I wrote about tips for testers talking with mobile developers.  These are based on my observations and will not solve every communication problem.  However I think it is something that needs to be addressed and hopefully it will generate lots of useful discussion.  The link to the course is here.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Interviewing and Tips

I strongly dislike the interview process having gone through it myself many times. I find it very difficult to tell the story of your testing journey in an hour or so.  Plus trying to prove that you are worthy can be disconcerting. I have been lucky in my last few jobs as I was recommended by developers. Even though these interviews were still grueling and merciless, job offers were extended.

Depending on the article you read (123), anywhere from 60-90% of jobs are landed through internal or networking referrals.  So it helps to build good relationships with your co-workers and friends.