Frequently Asked Questions
Can I really do this without experience, a degree or certifications?
Yes! Here's the thing, we teach you to apply for EVERYTHING, let your resume speak for you and then let the job tell you NO. Most jobs usually have 3-5 core requirements and the rest is their wish list. And many of the ask for "relevant/equivalent" experience. Some jobs could want to still see a degree or a specific certification, but you apply anyways and let them tell you NO. As of November 2022, over 45 Road To QA students have been able to land jobs without prior experience, many without a degree and No certifications. If the market starts to ask for more QA Certifications, then we will be sure to shft our program to support that need. But, at this time, we feel confident that you can land your first role without a degree or certifications.
Will I need to be able to pass a background check?
Great question! Essentially, you are going to be responsible for testing a company's proprietary software and every company will have its own checks and balances. You will still be entering the regular job market. If you have any misdemeanors or felonies on your record, we recommend you to be honest with your recruiter and be sure not to quit your current job until you know you are cleared to start. We've had students with felonies and misdemeanors land jobs and some that got declined due to their background. This is where you must put in a little more work and understand the risks you might come against due to your background.
How will I be able to use references if I don't have previous experience?
In Road To QA, you will complete a 2 week internship where you will also be able to build peer references that you can use from your project participation. Additionally, we teach you how to position using a Combination Style resume to highlight your previous relevant experience along with your knew skills. Remember, references can be from work experience, volunteering, school, peers and family.
Additionally, after you have successfully completed your project internship we will be able to provide a reference for the completion of your project.
Will Road To QA guanantee me a job after program completion?
The Road To QA Program is designed to be an affordable Self-paced Program with Support and Mentorship teaching you the Skills, knowledge and Positioning needed to get into the market as a Manual QA Analyst to land your first role, if you follow all of our process recommendations.
There are still commitments and responsibilities you must follow to make this happen, such as completing the program and internship, consistently building recruiter relationships and applying daily to 20-30 jobs, responding to recruiters & interviewing confidently to land your first offer.
However, we do teach you industry best practices and tips to help increase the chances of getting recruiters calls and more interview requests.
What if I get A Job I don't Like?
Just like any job, when you interview they aren't just interviewing you, you are interviewing them. If you happen to start a QA position that is not comfortable, then just jump back into the market. Just because you get an offer doesn't mean you have to take it. You can also choose to negatiate your salary too as we teach you within the program.
Once you learn my 6 Step Method, you will be able to use this process over and over again to land another QA position.
Will I learn enough to apply for any QA Job?
You will learn the skills, knowledge, processes, terms and responsibilities of what is considered to be a Manual QA Analyst, but it will be your responsibility to continue to #SKILLUP using additional resources as Tech constantly changes all the time.
However, I will teach you techniques and resources you can use to continue to to move up as a Software Tester, along with alternative career opportunities with, Software Development Industry.
Within any company, they will still need to give you internal training and resources to learn more about the software or application you will be responsible for testing. However, I will teach you the foundational knowledge you need to have the confidence to get into the market.
There are an endless amount of jobs out there, new software applications are being developed and created daily.
Is there a refund policy?
There is no Refund Policy for Digital Products - All digital products are final sale by default.
Will these be permanant W2 Jobs?
There are direct hire opportunities, W2, Contract To Perm, 1099, & Contract to Contract. It depends on the company and offer you accept.