My name is Max
I’m looking for mentorship from someone who has QA/Test Lead experience and can help me improve my QA, testing and automation skills.
I’m currently “QA Product Tester”, based in Sydney at a small company. I do not have a strong technical background.
Please connect with me on LinkedIn or twitter
Please see below a “short” summary and some additional details about me
Hi Maksim! Love how detailed and informative your post is. It did pique my interest a lot and I certainly relate, even to the neurodiversity and mental health struggles.
I won’t offer to be a mentor to you - we seem to be in a pretty similar place in our careers, tbh But if you’d be interested in having a learning buddy, somebody to bounce your thoughts off of, “co-mentor” each other - I’m game!
Sent you a LI connection request.
Thank you for reply!
Definitely, would love to connect with someone who can relate to my journey, be it mentor or buddy
Hi Maksim, great to have you here in MoT and with that - you have a good variety of folks here who can help in being a mentor, buddy or whatever.
Don’t know if others are still using twitter/x, but more active on Mastodon or on Bluesky (if you need an invite, just message me) - I do have an unofficial list of software testers accounts on Bluesky:
And I can recommend attending the events, like the TestBash Autmun event
or others to connect and exchange. This helped me a lot in the past years to grow
Thank you for your responses.
It looks like I found a learning buddy and a mentor.
A fellow Sydneysider! A rare breed here on MOT.
I can relate to the mental health and career pivoting issues here. I too recently pivoted into software testing in Sydney.
Happy to chat on LinkedIn if need be.
I’ll send a request via LI.
Thank you for your reply, @nicole_chan !
I got your request. Will message you on Linkedin shortly
Btw, so far I had 2 sessions with my mentor. It was incredibly helpful.
If you are someone like me, who is thinking about getting external help, do not hesitate! Give it a try.
As I said, for me it was very helpful to be able to discuss with someone my challenges and share my progress.