I survived my first week and let me tell you my head was filled with information. Best to be described as complete chaos upstairs. You know that feeling when you know that you know, but you have no idea where to find it? It is somewhere in that grey mass and hidden between all other information, but at this stage there is no logic to finding it.
Luckily we had a long weekend and I thought that would give me the chance to clear that chaos inside my brain, but it spiralled into worse. During eating, sleeping and while breathing, ideas tried to access my chaos. Questions wanted to join the party upstairs as well. They all succeeded. Panic came over me – how am I going to find new colleagues who fit within this diverse bunch, with the absolute demand that they want to be the best, because we want to be the best? So, don’t ask me how my weekend was, because I don’t remember. All memory space was already taken by the chaos party, no space left.
I need to have a strategy, because I have to compete with all the other brilliant recruiters who know everything there is to know about bug testing and use Big Data to find you (yeah, I hear you laugh, you testers out there).
The thing is, I have no prior knowledge of bug testing and asking around a bit, the general opinion of “recruiters” isn’t really positive either, putting it mildly.
My ‘Eureka!’ moment came during my first company meeting with pizza and beer. I got the chance to meet all my colleagues together and listen to their updates and stories, and experience the positive atmosphere. Being part of this bunch of people is actually a kind of special, because they all have a story to tell that is out of the ordinary.
And we love being extraordinary! How about you? Let me know!