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A few months ago I got an exciting new job as a Software/Hardware Tester at a nice big company, with lots of opportunities.
After I finished my integration here, there were no new tasks for me. I am supposed to replace a colleague who will switch to another project. Even he has few tasks on the current project, because he's waiting for others to finish work, so he can continue testing.
I asked others colleagues for work, including my team leader, but they all gave me little things to do, nothing serious. So everyone is aware that I have had little to no work for the past month. I've been told to wait for new tasks but given nothing to do in the meantime.
I really feel bad for not doing touch. I studied everything I had to learn, multiple times. I am trying to learn new stuff and watch some tutorials on programming and work on a few online courses, but none are related to my testing position.
This job is important to me, as it is hard job to get, mainly because I have no real experience in this field.
-How can I find more tasks?
-How should I approach this and not give the impression I am wasting time ?
-Are there any other ways I can keep busy?