Tips to create an effective Portfolio for a successful career in Testing
In this catchy IT sector, every tester whether a novice or an expert, needs some extra ammunition in his /her armory by which he / she can standout of the rest, especially when facing an interview.
Now let us try to know the unique identifier that can make you different?
That is a nicely organized portfolio. This becomes our flagship, and can improve our employability. Armedwith a good portfolio loaded with sparkling personal information, one can compel any selection team to goin for a decision in his / her favor.
Next question arises is – What my personal portfolio should contain?
hot tips on organizing vital personal information being a part of your portfolio can be:
Tip - 1:
The beginning is made with a decent folder having provision of inserting many sleeves, whichcould last for couple of years.
Tip - 2:
Keep few copies of your resume or curriculum vitae that must be powerfully portraying the firsthand information about your career in testing. Remember that a good resume itself is able to answer several questions shot by interviewers.
Tip - 3:
Keep a chronological history of your entire career neatly typed on a sheet.
Tip - 4:
Keep copies of complimentary letters or e-mails received from time to time.
Tip - 5:
Keep testimonials & detailed mark-sheets of various professional courses.
Tip - 6:
Keep copies of non-confidential reports engineered by you. Remember that it must never containany intellectual information or property of any of your client. Such information is viewed as espionage & isnever liked by any interviewer.
Tip - 7:
You must preserve documentary evidence of lectures or presentations delivered by you at your client or an employer or at some other knowledge forum.
Tip - 8:
Keep a neatly typed sheet listing out an analysis of your skills versus gap, which could be quitehelpful on many occasions.
Tip - 9:
Copies of your performance appraisals from different employers are helpful in outlining thecredentials effectively.
Tip - 10:
Keep some documentary evidence of your testing activities listing out details of projects handledby you, your role in them, ultimate achievements. Remember not to include the names & details of theclients, unless your client has made such information public on its own.
Tip - 11:
Keep copies of all professional articles written & published by you.
Tip - 12:
Keep copies of patents of inventions made by you.
Tip - 13:
Keep documentary evidence or details of team builds exclusively led by you.
Tip - 14:
Keep a summary of lessons learnt especially from your mistakes which helped you to move on.Such a document is regarded with great respect by the interviewers.