Some organizations recruit for Automation and then assign manual functional tests. Some candidates fake Automation to clear the interview, and then learn. What matters is – ‘getting things done’.
Your skills should always justify your salary package. Or else one day you will regret not upgrading – both in terms of your skills and its associated pay. Gear Up! Pick yourself up. And give it a try. Up-skill. Upgrade!
Recently I am getting messages with the core problem ‘Getting stuck in my Career’. No Interview calls. Only Automation. Tool-focused interviews. No practical tool experience. Especially from the 5-8+ experience bracket. Yeah! I know, continuous rejection is frustrating. I have been there. But nothing can be done about it. Accept the fact that industry has transitioned faster than your skills. We are awesome Functional testers. Superb Agile professionals. Good Domain knowledge. Effective Team managers. But…
What is the ideal time for your first Job switch? Some say 2 Years, others say 3 Years. Is there really an ‘Ideal Time’? First 2-3 years are the most important years from ‘learning’ perspective. That’s when we become ‘Professional’ from a ‘Student’. The comparison is inevitable once you touch 5+ years in your first organization and someone who change at 3 years.
The QA team starts testing a software/product and there are “way too many” defects. Every other scenario is failing, new flows are explored & clarifications sought. What would be the strategy now?