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profile view of brain How Testers Can Create a Change in Mindset

With all of the changes happening in the testing world and what is expected in order to succeed, one of the things that is needed is a change in mindset. Today’s testers need to be able to think outside traditional system requirements and instead focus on end user expectations and market acceptance.

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Rajini Padmanaban
Brain The Cognitive Costs of Multitasking

We've heard that multitasking impairs your ability to concentrate and do an effective job of each task. But did you know it can also have negative effects on your brain? Researchers have found that multitaskers may have difficulty paying attention and recalling information, and they may even experience decreased IQ.

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Naomi Karten
Conference 10 Strategies to Get the Most out of Attending a Conference

Any time you get the opportunity to attend a conference, think of it as a chance to learn and bring some new ideas back to your team and company. It’s important to be intentional as you prepare and to know what you want to achieve. Here are ten strategies—and a worksheet—to help you get the most out of the experience.

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Greg Paskal
Staying calm Tips for Staying Calm under Pressure

If you've got a high-pressure situation coming up such as a job interview, a presentation, or an important meeting with your boss, it's normal to feel some stress. Preparation can help alleviate a lot of it, so be sure to get enough sleep, ask for help, and rehearse what you're going to say. Read on for more tips.

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Naomi Karten
Say no How to Say No to Work Requests

There are times when you have so much to do that you just have to say no to new work requests. The trick is finding a way to decline politely so there are no negative repercussions. There are ways to turn down requests at work without also hurting your career. Be clear and firm but still respectful.

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Naomi Karten
Star Wars logo The Last Jedi? Some Words of Wisdom

"I only know one truth: It's time for the Jedi to end." That’s the bomb Luke Skywalker dropped in the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Pamela Rentz highlights some of the wisdom of the Jedi to keep The Force strong in the workplace and our lives.

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Pamela Rentz
Lucky four-leaf clover The Role of Luck in Your Career Success

When things go your way and you achieve some level of success, it’s natural to want to take credit for it. But in addition to your working hard and overcoming obstacles, it's likely that at least some of your success is also due to pure, dumb luck. Acknowledging that can help you recognize good luck when it appears.

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Naomi Karten
Failure is part of success How Failure Is Essential to Your Success

No one likes to fail, but it is an essential activity in our lives. Each failure gives us a chance to learn and become better. No one is instantly successful at anything; everyone goes through a learning curve, and that may be steep and long. But we need to do better to embrace failure, because it precedes success.

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Isabel Evans