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Woman being interviewed for a job as a software tester Transitioning to Testing: The Qualities We Should Be Looking For

Testing is an accessible career choice for people who don't come from the typical paths into a tech job. Previous jobs and formal education should matter less than the abilities to observe, identify risks, and report that information. How can we change our interview processes to highlight these skills and mindset?

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Justin Rohrman
Team member questioning leader about the project plan How to Question Leadership without Seeming Confrontational

Good leaders sometimes make decisions based on incorrect or incomplete information, and when that happens, we have a professional obligation to encourage them to reconsider. However, correcting them in a confrontational way can be a career-limiting move. Here are four factors to consider when speaking up to leaders.

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Payson Hall
Woman meeting with her new boss to get to know her Tips for Dealing with a New Boss

Simply listening to what a new boss says can be a good way to detect what’s important to them. Instead of bombarding the boss with an overview of your accomplishments or a declaration of what you view as significant, start by paying attention. You’ll be showing an interest in their needs and demonstrating your value.

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Naomi Karten
Businessperson talking into a tin can How to Achieve Better Internal Communication

Our methods of communicating are often on “autopilot.” Being more mindful of when and how we communicate can eliminate problems and strengthen internal relationships. There are several things that can be improved or implemented to increase trust and effective communication on any business team. Here are some ideas.

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Ann Amen
Light bulb hovering over a person's hand 5 Actions to Create a Work Culture Safe for Innovation

People tend to thrive in environments where they feel safe. Company leaders have the opportunity to help engineer a generative culture, where team members feel secure, supported, and trusted to think creatively and innovate. Here are five actions leaders can take to create and nurture healthy working environments.

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Owen Gotimer
An open notebook in front of a computer Why Project Managers Need Exceptional Writing Skills

The project manager’s role is to ensure the project is done efficiently and effectively. The modern project manager needs to have great communication skills to convey the essentials of the project, and most of this communication is done through writing. Here are some examples when good writing skills will help.

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Paul Bates
A great people manager 5 Skills That Make a Great Manager

When it comes to being a great people manager, the tried-and-true methods continue to be the most effective. Listening to employees, leading by example, and focusing on results will set you apart. Read on to learn why these skills—and a couple more—can make all the difference between a good manager and a great manager.

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Mukesh Sharma
Manager giving an employee critical feedback How to Give Tough Feedback

It's not easy to give tough feedback. But delaying, withholding, or sugarcoating critical feedback is ultimately a disservice—to the individual, the team, and the work involved. Giving timely, constructive feedback is one of the most important roles of any manager. Here’s how to handle these delicate situations.

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Naomi Karten