To be honest, I've been quite busy recently. Nevertheless, I decided to start this blog. Why? What I will be writing about?
There are many articles on the internet discussing benefits of starting a professional blog. In my case, these are main reason why I decided to do it
- -Keep track of what I have done to become better tester and find a job.
- -Stay committed
- -Help me to find solutions to problems that I face and be more efficient as I move forward in learning and job search process
- -Save notes about useful resources, solutions related to errors.
As I mentioned, these days I have pretty hectic schedule. So hopefully, 1-2 short posts every 2 weeks would be something that I will be able to maintain.
Here’s what I can write about to reach the goals I listed above.
- -What I have learned over the last 1-2 weeks.
- -What I have done to find job.
- -What interesting resources I found.
- -Discuss what problems faced and what I can do to solve them.
So here is what I have been up to over the last 2 weeks ( 1st two weeks of July 2019).
- -Kept learning API testing on Udemy:
- -Learned how to run tests in Eclipse; run multiple tests; define testNG.xml file for one single aTrigger point to all tests; how to run xml file from command line; how to view report.
- -Completed 50% of course.
- -Completed CSS course on codecademy.
- -Finished my website and resume.
- -Asked some of my friends to help me find internship / volunteering project to get some testing experience; sent them my resume and link to online portfolio.
Found some interesting resources about testing:
- Testing platforms/communities
- -Awesome free courses to learn automation Test Automation University
- -Podcast about test automation by Joe Colontonio.
Is it worth to spend time on building a website?
Is it Worth Spending Time on Building an Online Portfolio and Blog?
Will help it me to find a job. Not necessarily. But I am sure it will increase my chances.
I am worried that I am moving too slowly. Do I focus on the right things? What I probably need to do is
- -Prioritise tasks and use time efficiently. Ask myself what are 1-3 most important things which will help me to come closer to my goal.
- -Complete courses which I started.
- -Keep practicing on Utest.
- -Keep looking for opportunities to join real testing projects as volunteer or intern (friends of friends, meetups, Facebook groups)