My approach to testing is as follows…

Eric Jacobson recently posted his excellent analysis of resumes he's been reviewing since his team is hiring. Here's a short snippet:

However, the candidate would have probably gotten an instant interview if they had included any of these:

  • My approach to testing is as follows…

  • See my software testing blog for my opinions on how to test.

  • My favorite testing books and blogs are…

  • I enjoy testing because…



I really like the first one. I suspect that for some, it's a challenge to write that in a short format (like what I think you'd see on a resume). But there's no reason you couldn't summarize something in a paragraph on a resume and provide more details in a cover letter (perhaps tailoring your approach a bit for the prospective hiring company).

Does your resume include any of those points? I agree with Eric, it should.
Career TipsMichael Kelly