I just wanted to let you know that I have gotten a 5 month
contract job at Yahoo.
It was the recruiter that spotted an iOS keyword and
submitted me for the position. I mentioned to him that I started to learn iOS
programming but my knowledge of it was next to 0. The position is actually a
iOS developer/Quality Engineer. It will eventually require me to write code to
test their mobile app. Luckily, the first 3 months they want me to do mostly
black box testing.
I would have never applied for the gig but as you
pointed out, the job description and what they actually needed were very
Their job description was what they were hoping for, the
recruiter found out what they would actually accept and it turned out they would
take someone with good QA background, passion for sports and willingness to
learn iOS development. After 3 phone interviews they brought me in for couple
of one-on-one sessions and offered me a job.
The whole process was a big
surprise to me. I thought I completely bombed the first interview with the QA
manager. Didn't know answers to many questions about white box testing and API
testing. I was ready to hang up on this guy in the middle of the conversation I
was so embarrassed. But they kept inviting me the follow up phone interviews.
After talking to them in person I really wanted to work there. The
chemistry was there plus a chance to study the iOS programming which will make
me more marketable in the future. I am very excited. The office is downtown
SF, flexible schedule and the possibility of contract extension.
have to learn a lot. They let go most of their black box testers as they
transition more towards automation. I will have to step up on the QA front as
well as on the development side. Scary but challenging at the same time.
Your class gave me the confidence and a lot of knowledge. Thank you. I
am going to continue learning using your resources and log into webinars
whenever I can. I will keep you posted about my progress. Hopefully, you
will let me ask you questions from time to time.