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.
- Testers could find some suitable designations, that they relate better to and suggest them to their respective organizations.
- Find the path of least resistance for making a shift and hearing how people in past have done it. Also, knowing their possibilities.
- What are the roles and responsibilities of some of the most interesting designations in technology world?
Testers, Test Leads, Test Managers,Test Data / Environment Manager
schedule Submitted 11 months ago
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