5 Tips for Regaining Your Motivation as a Tester

The following is a Guest Blog Post by Joel Montvelisky from PractiTest. You can follow Joel on Twitter at @joelmonte and PractiTest at @practitest, and we also suggest you visit the QA Intelligence blog.

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Sometimes during our testing careers we reach a spot where we wish we’d be doing something else. These are the times when we look at our work and feel displeased, even frustrated with our jobs and with the tasks that we are doing right now.  

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5 tips to help you land your first job as a QA tester

The following is a Guest Blog Post by Joel Montvelisky from PractiTest. You can follow Joel on Twitter at @joelmonte and PractiTest at @practitest, and we also suggest you visit the QA Intelligence blog.

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Landing your first job is always hard, especially because you feel that you are competing with other candidates who have the testing experience you lack. And so you to sit at home and think about the absurdity of life, you can’t land the job because you lack the experience, but you can’t get the experience because you cannot land that first job…

But here’s the thing, you’ve got this point (and apparently many others!) wrong, and if you go about it intelligently, finding your first job as a QA tester may be easier and quicker than you think.Continue Reading

The State of Testing Survey 2015

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Calling all testers!

PractiTest is once again hosting their great State of Testing Survey, and it’s your chance to make your voice heard.

State of Testing Survey 2015

Whether you’re…

  • new to testing or a seasoned expert
  • an independent consultant or part of a large team
  • working on an Agile or not-so-Agile project

… your participation is essential to providing PractiTest and our testing community with the best information about the State of Testing in 2015 we can get.Continue Reading

10 Tips for Becoming a More Professional Tester – PractiTest

The following is a Guest Blog Post by Joel Montvelisky from PractiTest. You can follow Joel on Twitter at @joelmonte and PractiTest at @practitest, and we also suggest you visit the QA Intelligence blog.

If you look up the meaning of “Profession” in a dictionary you will find some good definitions such as this one, from Merriam-Webster.com:

“A type of job that requires special Education, Training and Skill”

As much as this is a correct definition, I feel that it lacks something to be a complete definition.

Specifically, what I am missing from this definition is that a profession is also something the individual should…Continue Reading