Careers in Testing – Identify your SuperPower

Most testers follow the career path their organisation is offering them. Sometimes, this path seems dated. Specially when one compares them to other organizations which seem to be taking testing more seriously or are atleast more advanced in their approach to people and technology.

What could be the possible options beyond a certain point as a tester? Will present certain questions to the testers - What do you enjoy doing most? What comes naturally to you? How does the competition look like? What could you potentially learn? What are the alternates or extended skills you enjoy - data science more or engineering more or something else? What are your super powers? What could be the path of least resistance to make a shift. Will share leading examples of some "popularly successful" career.

In the 2nd half of the talk - will get the audience to engage to understand the designations and potential career paths that interests them. Will discuss out specific ambitions and goals and share what has worked for others and what could work for them & how to go about it.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

The talk will discuss the possibilities of alternate careers and smooth transitioning as well as making the existing career in testing more meaningful.

Will discuss various designations and their meaning and how they matter (or dont) for future career changes.

Most importantly - will discuss what is it that the attendees like to do - as an individual and help them find a way for themselves in the professional world.

Learning Outcome

  1. Testers could find some suitable designations, that they relate better to and suggest them to their respective organizations.
  2. Find the path of least resistance for making a shift and hearing how people in past have done it. Also, knowing their possibilities.
  3. What are the roles and responsibilities of some of the most interesting designations in technology world?

Target Audience

Testers, Test Leads, Test Managers,Test Data / Environment Manager

schedule Submitted 1 month ago

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  • Anand Bagmar
    By Anand Bagmar  ~  1 week ago
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    Hi Smita,

    While career paths is good to know, given that the primary role of the attendees is going to be related with automation, would you have any ideas of how can they get better in their roles as well?

    Regards,

    Anand

    • Smita Mishra
      By Smita Mishra  ~  1 week ago
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      Hi Anand,

      We will be talking about testers making progress in their careers and what their paths could be. Automation will be one of the key streams we will be discussing - so, yes - we will cover the ways the testers with automation related roles, can improve. 

      Warm Regards,

      Smita

      • Anand Bagmar
        By Anand Bagmar  ~  2 days ago
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        Hi Smita,

        Can you please update the proposal with some details of how you plan to make this session interactive?

        Related to it, I  have another idea how this  topic can be made more valuable & interactive - what if you share your thoughts for say 15-20 min, and rest of the time you have a fishbowl type of session where attendees can also contribute to the topic - ask specific questions, share opinions, etc. 

        What do you think? 

        Regards, Anand

        • Smita Mishra
          By Smita Mishra  ~  4 hours ago
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          Hey Anand,

          Thanks for pointing this out. I absolutely like your suggestion. While, I had plans to make it interactive, it wasn't clearly mentioned in the abstract. Have just updated the same.

          Please suggest if you have more thoughts on the talk. 

          Warm Regards,

          Smita


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