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“They want to hire good testers”
Developers want to hire testers. Testers want to hire testers.
What common and what opposite would we find comparing their requirements? Find out here.
People are always looking for a job. Each job advertisement receives dozens, maybe hundreds of applications. Yet it doesn’t make work of finding good testers any easier. Want to know why? – Read about An Illusion Of Choice.
Actually, you may not get right people applying at all. That’s likely because Your Job Ads Are Not Tasty. – This article may give you some ideas how to make it better. And, hey, know that hiring managers are always ready to give Feedback For Recruiters.
Although testers must demonstrate their skills, too. They need to make sure that the resume is telling. Every job applicant has to realize – Somebody Is Going To Test Your Resume.
In “How Come You Are Not Certified?” (the title was a joke, by the way, I do not agree that memorizing definitions out of context can make anybody a better professional – only hands-on experience matters!) I show how easily those keyword-based “hiring techniques” can be gamed, – and what a truly hands-on certification would look like.
In “Testing and Recruitment Parallels” I look from the above at these two activities and draw obvious parallels – about communication, exploration, and learning.
“Bugs Go Hard Copy”
“Be Aware of Bounded Awareness”
Testing challenges, experience reports, freelance projects, new ideas, collaborative learning, and much, much more from the world-wide movement of weekend testing.