An experience report of a career changer entering the unicorn land of software testing
I'd like to tell you a story. A fairy tale. My fairy tale. It is a story of changing careers, of facing and overcoming fears and doubts. It is a story of winning battles and learning. It's my story of entering the unicornland of testing. Hear about how I met magical creatures such as the white wizard and a good fairy, the four hobbits, who helped me along my way, but also how I had to fight villains like the mighty python dragon, the evil wolves and many more.
Everyone can contribute to the success of a company or a team with their individual skills and talents. Origin, age, gender - their differences are their strength! By telling my own story I want to highlight why it is good business to hire career changers and how companies can benefit from their skills.
I will showcase some specific advantages based on my own experiences, but also present perspectives for companies and how an agile learning approach can be beneficial. I will also share how this change has affected my life, my skills and my future. It not only helped me reach my dream, it shaped that dream and made me realize that everyone can be the author of their own fairy tale.