Every month, I send a newsletter to all testers at Microsoft. About six months ago, I started asking a “question of the month” in the newsletter. The questions vary from yes / no to long essay-ish answers. Each month, I write a short follow up on the previous months question. As I was writing the follow-up for the July question of the month, I realized that there’s certainly nothing confidential about the answers, and that many testers in the community may be interested on what Microsoft testers say about this particular topic.
Here’s what I wrote.
Last month, I asked you to tell me what the most effective thing you’ve done to grow your career at Microsoft was. I was briefly surprised on how similar the answers were to the question. By “briefly”’, I mean I was surprised for a few seconds that so many answers were the same, but then I realized “of course” – this is what I’ve seen work the most throughout my own career.
The main areas of answers were:
Probably not much you haven’t heard before, but this is all great stuff for testers to keep in mind anyway.