Can a Person Working in Other Field Become a Software Tester?

Can a Person Working in Other Field Become a Software Tester?
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Sometimes a person may get disappointed with his/her current career. In this case one should make changes to feel in one’s element again.

Choosing a new field for building a career can become quite a challenge. No one wants to make the same mistake twice. In this instance one should take time to think everything over properly and review all the attractive vacancies available at the labor market.

If one chooses a career of a tester in a software testing company, he or she should take pains to become successful. The majority believe it’s hard to switch to such occupations as mobile testing, desktop testing or web site testing without any previous experience in those fields. Nevertheless, there is nothing impossible if one shows persistence and personal will.

There are several helpful tips for people, who have faced such a dilemma.

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Tips on Changing One’s Occupation:

  • Take advantage of skills and knowledge of the previous profession. Any work experience is valuable and can be helpful in cracking an interview.
  • Practice self-learning. Gain some information about testing fundamentals and the software testing company you are going to apply. It would be great if you manage to get basic knowledge about various testing types, for example, automated testing, manual testing, semiautomated testing. Let the potential employers see your wiliness to work and quick learning skills.
  • Try to make a good impression and present yourself the best you can, inform the potential employer about your strong points.
  • Be cheerful and optimistic. It will help to reduce stress and make the whole process of profession change a lot easier.

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  • Forrest Webster

    As a “Career Changer”, I’ve found that it takes entering into a work environment that supports mentoring and in-house training. When a company wants to get a driven employee that is aware and active in pursuing a career change they may get a bargain compared to hiring a seasoned QA engineer that commands a higher pay scale. Also molding a new employee that has not formed expectations can allow for an employee that is both grateful for the opportunity and willing to customize one’s skillset for that particular companies needs and software applications. This can lead to employee that is retained longer than the traditional computer science diploma’d candidate, who may be more eager to seek work elsewhere when the market is available for higher paying jobs.

    If the company is in need for an instant, out of the box tester with automation skills, the ramp up time for a career changer without training could be a higher risk to get the ROI needed for a rapid production development model, especially if the QA department is smaller.