In an absolutely epic Slack chat session, Heather Wydeven’s keyboard was on fire as she answered your questions about getting your user experience design career off the ground. We talked about UX internship, transitioning from other careers, important skills, moving abroad, expectations, and much much more.
Three years ago Heather said ‘no’ to excuses and took control of her UX career. In this article she shares four hard-won tips to help you make your own career transition.
Heather Wydeven made some big decisions and took some risks to get the career that she wanted. In 2013 she entered the UX field through an apprenticeship program and is passionate about mentoring new UXers into their career.
Here is your chance to pick her brains in order to further your own career.
One of the most popular topics of discussion at our UX Mastery community forums is training. The myriad of online courses (both free and paid), immersion programs, mentored programs, and full blown degrees makes the decision a difficult one.
We decided that the easiest way to help point you in the right direction is to pull together the information and opinions of community members that have taken some of these courses, so you can get it right from the horse’s mouth.
So you’re looking at starting a new career in UX, huh? That’s exciting! It’s possibly also a little daunting, but don’t worry – we’re here to help. If you haven’t yet had a chance to take a look through our forums, get to it! You’re missing out on a real goldmine of information and networking opportunities. In this article we highlight some of the best.
Career Foundry’s Rosie Allabarton debunks 4 common myths around starting a career in UX, and offers some practical tips for those considering a career transition.
It’s an exciting time to be a UX professional, but before you look for a new UX job, Michelle asks you this question: “Is your UX portfolio up to par?”
If it’s not, these tips will help.
Have you been missing out on job after dream job in your quest to start a career in UX? Guest author Christine Ramirez shares some practical tips for creating a UX portfolio that will tick all the right boxes, and end up on all the right desks.
Hawk had the pleasure of hosting Dan Willis in our Ask the UXperts chatroom yesterday. They spent an hour talking through the ins and outs of The Future of UX Work.
Here is a full transcript for those of you that couldn’t make the session.
A little over a year ago, we launched our forum, and we now have a membership of over 500 people, all with one thing in common: a love of UX.
Hawk lists a few ways that you can use this unique, supportive community to your benefit.