Quality is your middle name if you’re a software tester.
Day and night you do software testing ensuring security and excellence. Without people who do this, developers would be lost. Now, as a software tester, how do you apply the principles of your work to your growth in career and as a person?
Your Team Matters
Make sure you belong to a team that help each other out. In any tech setting, it would be difficult to function without effective teamwork. The software engineers are not your enemies, instead, they are supposed to be your allies. If your teammates treat you disrespectfully at all times, then maybe it’s time to find another group of people to be with in order to shine together. Your job is to ensure that developers produce the most desirable results and that can only be done if you work hand in hand as a team.
Stay on the Technology Radar
As a software tester, your work revolves around technology. With that being said, it only makes sense to learn new skills and upgrade your portfolio. In the world of technology, it is common to move in a fast pace or else you’d be left out. Get knowledge on general systems thinking, understand the application architecture, do whatever you can to feed yourself with knowledge and apply it. You never know what opportunities you might attract if you continue to hone your skills.
Apply New Testing Techniques
It’s time to improve on your specific craft. You may have the best team or be updated on the latest tech trends but if you do not master your own line of work, you still can’t excel. After learning a new technique, you can talk to your teammates, explain to them how this would benefit your work, and make a suggestion to use it. Never settle for what’s been given to you since day one. Get out of your comfort zone once in awhile in order to achieve growth – both in your career and in your personal life.
Anybody who does not find meaning in what they do tend to lose interest in the long run. You may be the smartest person in the room but if you lack purpose, those “smarts” can’t be put to good use. As a software tester, you contribute to the lives of others. First, think about the user in mind next time you do testing. Imagine what you can do to improve their business or their lives. Next, think about how your hard work will look on your resume and portfolio. You may not be looking for a new job but who knows what kinds of opportunities might come knocking at your door? If you’d like to stay at your current workplace, maybe your hard work will lead to your promotion. Lastly, you will be able to build friendships with developers and they may even recommend you to new opportunities in the future.
Ensure quality not just in the application that you are testing but also in your relationships, in your career, and in your life.
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