personal improvement

Editor's proofreading marks on a page How to Edit Someone Else’s Writing

If colleagues ask you to edit their work, don’t take on the task unless you’re willing to be honest with your comments. You can do that without being harsh, though. Be sure to find out what it is about their work your coworkers would like help with, look at the pieces in multiple formats, and deliver criticism kindly.

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Naomi Karten
Binoculars over cityscape Keeping Your Software Testing Abilities Relevant Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond

Development and product teams have embraced agile and DevOps. What can testers do to keep up with their development peers? Here are some ideas about what testers can learn, what skills we can add, and what processes we can start doing in order to continue delivering quality today, tomorrow, and further into the future.

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Sunil Sehgal
"Find a job" keyboard button Thinking of Changing Jobs? Consider These Points First

There are certainly valid reasons to look for a new job. In fact, it may be that you can achieve some of your career goals only by switching jobs. But in considering the right and wrong reasons for changing jobs, it’s important not to see the current job as no good and some unknown future job as the “perfect solution.”

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Naomi Karten
People shaking hands How to Earn Trust in the Workplace

If you’re starting a new position, taking over a team, transferring to a new department, or simply doing your job every day, you can accomplish more and accomplish it faster if people trust you. There are several outside factors that influence whether people find you trustworthy, but here are some you can control.

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Naomi Karten
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