I landed a testing job at a small out-sourced company. It is because I am in college that I haven't considered staying after graduating. The chances of me moving up to lead tester are fairly high. However, this company doesn't have much else since they are out-sourced. After lead tester I can only see myself going into management positions.
Do I think it's hard or easy to move up from the bottom rung? Well, whether you stay in testing or move up is just like any other job. The work you put into your job as well as your networking (people) skills is what can help you move up. Try to make sure you show up to work, do your job the best you can, ask questions if you are unsure of something, and get to know your upper management as well as your co-workers. Try to show your boss(es) that you can calmly go that extra mile and follow through with it.
Seems simple, but you'd be surprised how often I see people who don't do even the minimum.
What you put into it is what you get out of it. Oh, and again, networking is probably the biggest benefit you can have.
Last edited by MattP : 04-24-2007 at 02:11 PM.