Applying for jobs, whether you are successful or otherwise is a worthwhile endeavour. The reason for this is that they make you think, they encourage you to research, they force you to stay relevant. Right, enough of me plugging for you all to go out and apply for jobs, down to the reason for this blog post. I was asked to answer a question for a recent application and was quite pleased with my answer: The question was
what makes a good automated test?
My answer was
No, not that my answer was actually a smart answer (although if you think it is please feel free to let me know) but that the Human Resource acronym SMART could actually apply here. Here's my full response;