Posts Tagged ‘software testing’

Note: this is entirely my personal opinion on the matter, and not intended as subtle (or overt) condemnation for those who hold and value certification. I certainly hope it isn’t taken as grand-standing, but an attempt to put forward some of my views on a thorny matter.

Let’s Test Oz 2014 was a cornucopic whirlwind of testing that I’ll be digesting for months, but there were two triggers that got me pondering certification and my views on it, a subject I’ve tried to avoid in the past. The first was a lunch time discussion on the first day that had me thinking well after the lights had been switched off and the attendees had gone their respective ways.
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I’ve recently secured gainful employment in a new job. I’m learning the noble art of test automation for a travel company. It’s an area I’ve wanted to get a deeper look at for a while, and I’m glad an opportunity has presented itself.

However, that’s not the topic of this post, but something I’m revisiting from a year ago, when I was last seeking a new job. Namely, interviews. For software testing positions. And yet again, like a child expecting an Imperial Star Destroyer Lego set for Christmas but getting a life-size Twilight Sparkle instead, I’ve been sadly disappointed.
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