Thursday, March 3, 2011

Software Tester Job Offers, Part2

This post is the follw-up to previous

Hiring good people in IT market is one of the biggest challenge for many mangers but finding "good" testers can be even harder. I've been in few recruitment processes and very often I was only asked for dictionary knowledge. I don't remember if I was ever given a piece of software to test. There are some companies though which don't rely upon candidate's knowledge of dictionary definitions but are looking for their skills.
Very good example is Moolya - company based in India.

Below is the piece of description from their careers page
You could have lots of years of experience and we'd be delighted to see how good it has helped you. Please test a project (...) and send us your test report along with your name(...) If your test report interests us (...) we will provide you with a testing challenge.

There is another example from Atomic Object. To join this company, first you need to prepare answer for one of the question regarding software or your attitude toward work :

What is the most difficult aspect of writing software? What is the best way to address this reality of software development?

Tell us about a situation where you tried to change an organization or introduce an innovation. This doesn’t have to be a situation where you necessarily succeeded.

I really like the idea that as the entry point for recruitment process in these companies you first need to prove your testing skills (by simple testing something), you need to prove your communication skills, you need to respond for challenges. This is great way to look for passionate testers. And on the other hand it is great way to learn something about future employer. This approach also saves time for both part.

Alek

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