Podcast Episode 44 – Dream Jobs

Hello and welcome to another episode of the Simon Show Testing Peers Podcast.

In this episode, the Peers talk about dream jobs.

Before we dive into the main topic, we talk about when we have treated ourselves to dream gifts.

From Back to the Future Lego, PlayStations, greenhouses, AC Cobras and coffee machines!

We begin talking about what our dream jobs were as children and then move on to what our dream jobs might be today.
Word cloud including key themes from our discussion, including: Build team, quality, testing, growing team, collaboration, continuous improvement, collaboration, empowered, included, helping, grow, impact, community, next-generation, relevant, #MakeATester, shape the future.

The Peers even play with ideas down the line of a Testing Peers consultancy, or even our own conference “PeersCon”.

The discussion moves on to cover our favourite parts of our current roles, we discuss key motivators and how the pandemic has changed things.

We mention Cassandra Leung‘s blog post ‘The George Foreman Heuristic for Quality’.

The shape of what makes a dream job, it transpires, is more about people, culture, the product, the ability to have an impact and the aligning of the company’s values to yours.

Side note – two of the Peers have recently moved into new houses and have had a few issues with their setups, we apologise for any audio issues that may have arisen in this episode.

Thank you for listening. Please do get in touch if you would like to know more or would like to give us feedback to help us improve and grow.

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You can find out more at https://saffronqa.co.uk/  or on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/saffron-qa/

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