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CSP and Receptionist
When I started working, like I usually call it, "my first life", I use to work as a Customer Service Personnel and Receptionist. In a typical Nigerian firm, you know how complex your responsibility can be with just one job title. I do this daily from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and on some days, I pick up shifts even on weekends.
I did this for 2years and some months. In a real sense, this job was gradually draining me. I barely had time for myself. Spending quality time with friends and family was what I love to do the most but this is not even in view with this job. I needed a fresh start but I don't know what to do considering this is a well-paying job, or so I thought. With the new waves of "Tech being the new oil", I wanted to dive into Tech considering all the perks attached to it been Software Engineer.
I used to see young guys and ladies go around with their Macbook laptop (Macbook was like a big girl thing for me then), drive their car, buying properties with a legal paying job (not Yahoo), and they receive perks like working completely remotely where they get to work from the comfort of their home (I didn't even believe there could be a life where I would work without Lagos traffic stress ), get resounding six-figures salary monthly as a Career Beginner, spending more quality time with family, and even have time to travel and do all sort of interesting things in Life.
I felt it could have only been a wish and my fantasies for me considering I don't even have any Software Engineering educational background. I didn't even see the possibility, so I concluded it was a Career for those Science graduates who went to the best of the universities.
While in my life-draining job, I decided to give my fantasies a try. I researched the various tech roles and I decided to give Software Testing a shot, knowing full well I don't need to know any programming language or coding before I start a career in tech and earning well in it.
So instead of wasting away, doing a job that wasn't me, I converted my time in traffic daily to a more productive time. I used this period both in the morning (when going to work) and at night (when heading back home) to study for myself, knowing what I want to achieve and become in just 1 year.
In doing so, I discovered my framework for starting a new career in tech, the 'Switch to Software Testing' Framework.
I followed my framework and successfully switched to a Software Testing Career. Ever since then, I started living my 'New Life' where I earn more than enough while remote and spending quality time with my family.
A DREAM TURN REALITY
In this new life, I have achieved practically everything I fantasized about tech. I work with companies internationally while residing here in my amazing Whitehouse in Ibadan, Oyo state.
I'd travel anywhere any day I want if I'm bored or want to. Of course, working from home has allowed me to spend quality time with my family.
It didn't take a night to figure it all out or get to this point. I did not know what to expect when I started my Software Testing Career. Well, here we are. I have figured it all out, scaled through great milestones, and have transformed my life completely as a result.
Software Testing is a Career you can start regardless of what you studied in school or the stage you currently are at work.