What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Quality Assurance Analyst in Columbia:
"Boredom = Good."
It has been my experience that when things are quiet, customers and co-workers are happy. Working in the quality department entails long stretches of boredom broken up by short periods of putting out fires.
Quality Assurance Analyst in St. Petersburg:
The biggest thing with quality is staying focused and finding the problems. It doesn't matter if you're the "bad guy" for pointing out mistakes, your job is to make sure everyone is doing their job properly, whether you're friendly with said person or not.
Quality Assurance Analyst in Kansas City:
"Learn as you go."
Listen to the advice of seasoned coworkers.
Listen to the developers around you.
Its OK to make mistakes if you learn from them.
Learn the big picture along with the testing details.
Quality Assurance Analyst in Pensacola:
Apply critical thinking and creative thinking skills to your work. Learn and apply holistic systems thinking. Always remember there is another question to ask.