October 21, 2021Meet The Team: Nigel Chimwaza
Nigel is a tech sales professional, who’s worked in the industry for over nine years, and has been teaching at Careerist since spring 2021. Throughout the years he’s worked in many different industries and he has since become a tech sales pro. In this interview, we’ll get to know Nigel a little better and he will tell us how to master working in the field.
October 13, 2021Top Ten Women in the Tech Industry
The history of the invisibility of women’s labor in many areas of life is as old as the world. Hidden Figures, the movie released in 2016, tells the story of female mathematicians of African American origin who played a vital role in the development of one of the first NASA space programs.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there will be around 667,600 new computer and information technology based jobs by 2030
To deliver high-quality products and services, every organization must put in place systems and processes that work together.
September 24, 2021To Pomodoro or Not To Pomodoro. That Is The Question!
The pandemic changed the way the world worked. People who’d only ever worked in an office were told to work from home. And for many the biggest issues with working remotely were managing their own working hours, and remaining productive when there were so many distractions at home.
September 10, 2021Meet The Team: Ignacio Britos
Ignacio is a Software Testing Specialist who has been working in the tech sector for over fourteen years. He teaches Manual QA at Careerist, and he provides students with plenty of industry knowledge, he advises them on the best practices in tech today, and he inspires people to start their own journey into the field.
September 5, 202110 Tips To Secure A Good Work-Life Balance
Maintaining a harmonious work-life balance is crucial for a happy, fulfilling life. But this task has never been easy. Many people struggle to balance out working hard at work, with taking care of themselves, and finding time for friends, family and hobbies.
September 3, 2021An Interview with Max Glubochansky, the co-founder of Careerist
Over the past two months around a hundred Careerist graduates have found jobs in tech! Careerist keeps growing stronger every single day, more potential mentors want to join this evolving team each week, and Careerist gets better results than other courses.
September 1, 2021The DISC Assessment
An article published in 2019 by the Independent noted that more than 75% of all the Fortune-500 companies use psychometric testing during their hiring processes. Various types of assessments are used, like the Myers-Briggs personality test, the Ned Herrmann's method of psychological dominants, and the Gallup StrengthsFinder.
August 30, 2021Impostor Syndrome: What Is It and How to Overcome It
Have you ever doubted yourself and your abilities? Has your anxiety flared up when you’ve started a new project? Have you ever decided not to apply for a job vacancy because you thought you weren’t good enough, even if you were qualified for it? And have you ever thought that "you don’t belong here" when starting a new role?
Recently the content distribution network Akamai crashed. And this crash hit several large websites at once!
August 21, 202110 Tips To Stay Motivated at Work
Self-motivation is among the most sought-after soft skills in 2021. The ability to keep going, even in the face of setbacks, and to look beyond the bare minimum of what is required, and to show commitment to completing tasks is always highly valued by employers.
On Thursday, July 22, 2021, Uber announced its intention to acquire Transplace, the logistics management company, owned by TPG Capital (TPG bought Transplace back in 2017), Bloomberg informs
August 18, 2021Creative Thinking: What Is It and How to Improve It
According to a recent study by McKinsey, the top soft skills that HR professionals want to see on candidates’ resumes are problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity skills. While a lot of you will understand the importance of the first two skills, not everyone will understand why creativity is on this list of sought after skills.
August 11, 2021Burnout In Tech: What To Do About It?
A lot of people around the world will have seen professional and emotional burnout in one form or another; either personally or they may have witnessed a colleague suffering with this. The pace and rhythm of modern life is accelerating from year to year, and in order to keep up with all the vast changes, you literally have to work constantly. This type of lifestyle becomes incredibly draining for some individuals, to the point that they can no longer work effectively.
Big data is a huge, and sometimes unlimited, set of data that cannot be processed via typical methods. Quite a lot of businesses, especially large ones, work with big data, and since the correctness and efficiency of commercial decisions are based largely on this data it must be accurate and reliable.
August 2, 2021Remote Work/Hybrid Schedule: How To Stay Productive And To Keep Connected With Colleagues
In 2020, the phrase ‘remote work’ rocketed in popularity! Almost every office around the world started using terms like it and other variations such as ‘working from home’, ‘hybrid schedules’ and ‘virtual work’.
August 2, 2021Analytical Skills
‘Analytical skills’ are listed under the ‘job requirement’ section of almost every job advertisement, regardless of the industry. Companies need employees who can deal with complex problems, find the most effective solutions and make informed decisions. Therefore, analytical skills are something that every professional should work on to achieve his or her career goals.
The first half of 2021 is over, but for Careerist these past few months have been incredibly successful. So many graduates have found amazing jobs in huge companies, and they’ve all been so great in tracking their job searching processes, so that we can share their experiences with you! The number of QA jobs out there right now is constantly growing, and it seems that the world is slowly recovering from the pandemic. So, we thought now would be a great time to share some tips and tricks about the job searching process with you all. Keep on reading to learn about the pressing concerns our graduates have had, what mistakes you need to avoid and what questions our students like to ask.
July 20, 2021Challenges of finding a job in QA
To have a successful job search you must be prepared to put a lot of effort in, to be patient and to carry on when things don’t go as planned. However, it’s not that easy, and so many individuals give up on looking for a job in just a few short months because they find it extremely challenging.
July 9, 2021Success Story: Kristina
Kristina is one of our graduates who didn’t get a job offer immediately. She had a few months of hard work before she succeeded in getting her dream job. Today she wants to share her story with you, and to support graduates and students who are still looking for work.
July 2, 2021Critical Thinking
We are bombarded with tons of facts, news reports and research results on the internet, in printed newspapers, on social media networks and via the television everyday. There is so much to take in and it’s up to us to determine what’s true and what’s not, and what we need to know and what can be ignored, now more than ever.
June 25, 2021Communication Skills and How To Improve Them
We hear all the time about how important communication skills are, both in the business world and in our private lives. Communication helps us to find a common language when we collaborate with people, it makes us a better team player, and good communication can help us to move up the career ladder much faster.
June 23, 2021Top 10 Soft Skills to Improve in 2021
When looking at getting a new job in tech many professionals focus only on their technical competencies. In doing so, they try to learn every tool and software program that they might need in their future work. Yet, they neglect their soft skills completely - it’s as if these skills play no part in their workplace.
June 20, 2021Stress At Work and How To Deal With It
Stress is a natural reaction, and it happens when your body lets you know that something is too much, and it’s high time to stop and focus on your well being. The biggest challenge is to spot the signs of stress early on, so it doesn’t cause too much harm in the long run.
If you don't work for a top tech company you might not know what a Solution Engineer is. But, this is a rather promising field that is in high demand today. In this article we will take a look at what a Solution Engineer is in more detail, the role and duties of this specialist, how you could get to work in such a position, what skills are required for this job and what the approximate salary of this role is in the United States.
June 12, 2021Success Story: Alex
Many people ace their job searching process, and they start a new job within a few weeks of graduating. However, there are times when graduates completely give up on looking for work after a very short period of time. Something similar happened to Alex, she gave up on searching for a job initially, but she returned to the task a few months later and got an amazing job offer… She has decided to share her journey with you, so that you can learn from what she did or didn’t do. She also wants to support her fellow students at Careerist, and to motivate graduates who are considering giving up on looking for work in tech. I’m confident her story will inspire you to rethink your own job searching process.
Congratulations! You’ve taken your first big step towards a new life. You’ve finished your QA manual testing course at Careerist, you’ve completed your interview phase and you’ve landed yourself a great job. All you need to tackle now is your first day at work!
June 5, 2021Success Story: Olesya
Still not sure if joining the IT industry is for you? Read this inspiring story from a mother of three beautiful children, who completed our course and got an amazing job offer. She’s confident that nothing can hold her back from achieving her goals, and she believes that nothing can stop you either!
In our previous article we told you about Agile and DevOps, and we looked at the main pros and cons of these two approaches. Here we will go into detail and explain to you how you can implement these approaches into your organization.
May 26, 2021Success Story: Victor
The moment Victor joined the IT industry he contacted us because he wanted to share his story with you all - he will even tell you about some mistakes he made along the way too! Today he will share with you a summary of his job searching journey, so that you can be inspired and learn from him.
May 24, 2021Agile and DevOps: advantages and challenges
Many businesses have transitioned into the virtual world over the past few years. And as the pandemic goes worldwide, this shift has accelerated. It’s now very important for developers to master, and use, the most effective methodologies in their working processes to succeed in this changing world.
May 22, 2021A Beginner's Guide to Risk Based Testing
The world of software development is highly competitive, and to succeed in this field companies need to create the highest quality products at the lowest price possible. An effective QA process is essential for every business, because it means that a company releases a high quality product onto the market.
Many people aren’t sure if starting a new career in tech when they’re in their 40s is for them. Why? The tech industry is perceived as being very young person centred, and unconsciously, many people believe that there is no place for more seasoned workers in tech, especially if they have no previous experience in the field.
For more than a year we’ve been living in a new reality. We’ve all been subjected to periods of lockdown and/or self-isolation. Remote work has also changed the way we work, and it has not only impacted freelancers, but small companies and numerous large corporations around the globe too.
In 2018, Ladders launched a study to find out how recruiters examine resumes before they go on to interview a candidate. During the study they used advanced eye-tracking software to determine how much time recruiters spent reading each resume, and where recruiters looked.
April 26, 20216 Entry-level Jobs in Tech to Get Your IT Career Started
The importance of technology in business, and in our everyday lives, has grown more than ever during the pandemic. So much so, that it will come as no surprise to hear that the IT industry is booming, and this upward trend will continue.
April 21, 2021Success Story: Dan
Dan is one of our most dedicated students who worked exceptionally hard during his job search! Dan actually managed to find a $90 thousand job just one month after graduating in Chicago, IL, and he started working there a week ago. But, to our biggest surprise, he has decided to leave this job already!! Let’s talk to him to find out why he has made the decision to leave his role.
April 19, 2021Meet our instructor Alex Khvastovich
Our instructor Alex is currently a QA Manager in Arizona. He has more than eight years worth of experience in multi platform/web software QA. Today, he wants to speak about his passion for QA. But he’ll also tell us about his fondness for team management, the Agile approach, his love for teaching and he’ll discuss why he likes to help other people become successful QA Engineers.
April 11, 20215 Steps to Making a Successful Career Change
People decide to change careers for different reasons. Some people seek higher salaries, others look for a better work-life balance, some feel burnt out in their current positions, and other individuals simply realize that their job does not interest them anymore.
April 7, 2021Success Story: Katie
This week Katie from Florida shared her unusual story with us. Her story will show you just how fast you can actually find your dream job in QA, so you can stop worrying about paying your bills at the end of the month and start living your life to the full.
March 26, 2021IT Teams: Responsibilities, Types and Roles
Now, more than ever, we see digitalization in all industries, for example in finance, healthcare and transportation. Of course, it’s sometimes difficult to integrate technology into a business without qualified IT professionals, which is why many organizations choose to have in-house IT teams.
March 26, 2021Productivity: What Lowers It and How to Improve It
We’ve all wished for an extra hour every single day, so that we can get more things done. But, as sad as it is, time is a limited resource and we cannot have more of it per day. Which means that we need to use our precious time wisely, especially when the modern world we work in expects maximum productivity from everybody.
March 22, 2021COVID-19: Are Things Looking Good For The IT Sector?
We’re all a bit tired of hearing experts around the world trying to guess what the world is going to be like after the COVID-19 crisis. And the real answer is, nobody knows for sure how the crisis will impact humanity.
When you start your very first job as a QA tester you’ll be very excited about the new changes and challenges that face you. But, at the same time you’ll probably be scared about doing something wrong in your new role.
March 10, 2021Corporate Tribes – Jitske Kramer
Today, corporate culture is very important – it affects job satisfaction, and therefore the productivity of employees. The phenomenon of corporate culture is viewed from different angles – for example, from the side of anthropology. Why do we need “campfire conversations” to become an integral part of the company, why the company is a new “tribe” and what does it have to do with QA – in our article.
March 4, 2021Top three reasons why you should consider a career as a Sales Engineer, the MVP of SaaS
Have you recently thought about starting a new career in IT? If you love innovative technologies, problem-solving, and communicating with other people, then a Sales Engineer position might be perfect for you.
March 2, 2021Success Story: Alice, Sophia and Anna
Today we caught up with three of our graduates, and they all want to share their stories with you. Each story is unique in its own way, but one thing remains consistent, all of the stories have a great ending. Read on to learn more about them.
February 24, 2021Success Story: Alina
Alina is one of our former students, and she currently works in Silicon Valley. Like many people, Alina was hesitant early on in her job search, but she soon worked through her worries and landed herself an epic job! Read on to learn more about her journey...
February 23, 20215 Myths Surrounding Careers in Technology: Stop Believing Them
From time to time you come across an outdated, or an altogether false, article on the internet about what it’s like working in a particular field. These articles only serve to scare people away from taking up a job in a specific industry, and they’re usually nonsense. IT is sadly no exception to this rule.
February 22, 2021Rebranding: Rethinking Your Company’s Identity
The modern market is changing at an incredible pace. So much so, that businesses have to adapt to these market changes quickly, and this means that they might have to alter their products too. New inventions, technologies, and design solutions appear nearly every hour. More and more progressive-minded companies are launching, and every one of them is looking boldly towards the future. Which means, to be successful in the long-term term, it’s not enough to simply make good products. You need to explore new avenues.
If you’re a gamer then you’ve definitely heard about Cyberpunk 2077. And if you don’t play games, you might’ve seen something on the news about this game. In short, CD Projekt RED, the creators of Cyberpunk 2077, wanted to create a game that would become the best game in history, and this game was supposed to be a real game changer.
February 10, 2021Natalia Atif
Natalia Atif is a QA Lead who has over 10 years worth of experience in Quality Assurance. She has worked at Apple, Intel, and ItsOn, and she is now one of our instructors. Natalia started her QA career back in 2010, and from that moment on she’s gone from strength to strength in her various roles. We caught up with Natalia to hear about how she started out in the big wide world of tech, to learn more about her love of QA, and to find out about her job at Apple.
Artificial Intelligence, or AI for short, is used in many different companies and industries around the globe today. We often hear about cars without drivers, supermarkets without cashiers, mail being delivered by drones, and robotic waiters. AI can already write stories, create music, and paint pictures, which is astonishing. And as the years go by we will become even more AI driven.
February 2, 2021Do IT Professionals Need Strong Communication Skills?
If someone asked you, “What skills does an IT professional need?”, you’d probably list a number of hard skills. Examples of these include, computer skills, coding skills, and project management skills. And of course, you’d say that IT professionals need an in-depth knowledge of the technologies they use at work.
January 28, 2021Careerist will replace JobEasy on February 1st, 2021.
Why have we decided to rebrand? Because we’ve realized that we are more than just a school for QA testers, and we want to expand and share our knowledge with you all!
January 25, 2021Success Story: Mariia
We recently got in touch with one of our 2019 graduates Mariia, and today we’ll share her success story with you. Interestingly, Mariia found her QA job during the pandemic, so perhaps she can inspire you to see that there are good jobs available during these uncertain times.
January 20, 2021Referral Program: What is it and how does it work?
Can you remember the last time you told someone about a product or a service you really enjoyed using? How amazing would it be if you were rewarded for telling them, and if they also used the product or service? I mean, wouldn’t it be great to get some kind of reward; money, sandwiches, or even vouchers to use - just because you told a friend about the company you used!
January 18, 2021COVID-19: The Challenges and Changes the Labor Market Has Faced
The pandemic, and the various lockdowns around the world, have had a dramatic impact on the labor market. In fact, the pandemic has caused radical restructuring and division when it comes to people in work worldwide.
January 11, 2021How the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the IT industry in 2020…
Every business and industry has been affected by the pandemic in one way or another. There are some businesses, like tourism that aren’t sure what the future holds for them, and there are other businesses that have managed to successfully adapt to the new reality. In this article we will take a look at the impact the pandemic had on the IT field.
January 6, 2021Mentoring: What Is It and How It Can Help You
No matter how independent and confident we are, a time will come when we need someone by our side to guide and direct us onto the right path. While support from our friends and family is undeniably important, it isn’t always the support we are looking for. Perhaps we need professional support, or business guidance, and in this case, assistance from a trusted mentor is essential and it’s what we’re looking for.
January 4, 20217 Ways to Prevent Professional Burnout When Working In IT
When we start our IT careers we are full of hopes and dreams. We dream of working in huge companies around the world, and we’re willing to learn anything and everything to prove how valuable we are to an IT giant! We take risks, and we make plans, we’re brave and fearless, and no obstacle can stop us. No mountain is too high to conquer, no river is too wide for us to swim across.
December 21, 2020Iurii Sokolov’s Story
We recently caught up with Iurii Sokolov, he is one of Careerist’s teachers, to chat about his IT career. Iurii has been working in the IT industry since 2012, and he really wants to share his love of Quality Assurance (QA) and his career journey with you. Read on to be inspired!
December 17, 202020 Soft Skills Every QA Professional Should Have
When you’re starting your career as a QA professional you’ll be so focused on learning the necessary technical skills that you’ll forget all the other little things you need to know and learn about. Yes, I’m talking about Soft Skills.
December 14, 20207 Myths about Testing
Very few people outside of the IT industry, and even some individuals within it, know exactly what the responsibilities and daily duties of a tester are. Yet, many individuals have heard about the many misconceptions and myths surrounding testing. So much so, that some of these myths discourage some individuals from taking up a career in testing. Today we will put to rest a few of these myths, so that you can all see that testing is actually a very promising career.
December 11, 2020Income Share Agreement: What It Is and How It Works
Getting any kind of education usually means that you’ll need to invest a lot of time, effort, and of course, money in it. If the only thing holding you back from starting your education is money then you should look closer into the funding method called Income Share Agreement or ISA, for short. Lately, more and more schools and colleges are offering this to their students, so it’s important that you know about it and what it means.
December 7, 2020QA Engineering – A Simple Way To Get Into The IT World
IT is an ever-developing industry that keeps attracting more and more people to it. But, what makes it so appealing? The answer: the IT world provides individuals with numerous opportunities for self-development, career growth, and most roles offer a decent salary too.
December 4, 20207 Roles in QA To Consider
One of the greatest things about becoming a QA tester is that there are so many roles you can choose from if you wanted to change your job in the future! Depending on your interests and personality, you can focus on improving different skills and getting more in-depth knowledge in a particular area of software development, so that you can get a new role. It’s really that simple.