Software Testing as a career option.

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Hi..am an electronics engineer with no work experience. 
But over a couple of months..I've slowly figured out that i like to work in a team,have communication with people as an essential ingredient of my work, like management as an element of work, and experiment the work i am doing. With these criteria in mind..would i enjoy software testing as a career??


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ASKED: January 20, 2010  8:20 AM
UPDATED: April 12, 2011  8:23 AM

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I would say that almost every job position would require you to work as a part of a team, and would involve communication with other people to some degree. You could consider a service/help desk position if you want a more people-oriented job.

The question is: do you like software testing ? Do you think you have the necessary skills and attitude to become a good software tester ?

Would you enjoy it ?
That involves many more factors, and I don’t think we can answer that question.

-CarlosDL

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  • r3boot
    yup..well said CarlosDL
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  • JennyMack
    Agreed -- I think this is sound advice for anyone looking to change career paths. Look at what you enjoy doing, and what type of environment you tend to thrive in. Then take a look at your career choices, rather than working the other way around.
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  • Ledlincoln
    I would add that it's pretty hard to really know what you enjoy doing with no work experience. Take a job, any job, in an environment where you can work with software testers, managers, engineers, service desk people, etc. and during your first year or so you'll have a much better idea what direction you want to take.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    Have you read up on what's involved with software testing? There are tons of books available and SearchSoftwareQuality.com is a great resource as well. Definitely see if you think you'll like it before you jump in head first.
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  • MelanieYarbrough
    I second Kevin Beaver's suggestion; check out SearchSoftwareQuality for some great tips on beginning a career in software testing.
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  • Raphael7
    I agree with carlos, every job position would require you to work as a team. software testing will be nice but who will hire me for that anyway
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