It’s common for newcomers to UX to experience a moment of absolute panic when they discover they need a portfolio. “But how can I build a portfolio when I have no experience?” they ask. The usual online advice is to help a local small business, find a friend with a startup, volunteer for a non-profit, or create a hypothetical project. But the details are often lacking. Lynne Davies bridges the gap by sharing her experience of how she built up her portfolio, and what she learnt along the way.
Hiring managers want the best possible employees working on their team. It seems like the more skills a person has, the better candidate they are. But even though hiring managers want every skill under the sun, Amber Stechyshyn shares why, when it comes to UX designers, more isn’t always better.
Next up in our “Ask me Anything” series, UX career coach Louise Campbell offers advice on building a persuasive portfolio, including finding and writing case studies when you’re unemployed.
Join us in our Slack channel next week, armed with your questions.
When you’re starting out in your UX career, it’s hard to know where to begin. Specialist or generalist? Design or research? Or maybe you want to try a bit of everything. We collected some of the most inspiring advice from the UX Mastery community to help guide you through the confusion.
Meaningful work and a decent paycheck. Are they mutually exclusive? No! UX designer and career coach Louise Campbell has tips on how you can prove your value ahead of your next review or job interview.
Today we were joined in our Slack channel by community member (and UX Engineer) Doug Collins.
Doug talked about the long, difficult road that he travelled to find his dream UX career, and answered questions and offered advice to others who are finding the journey difficult. To see what went down, read on.
Owning your mistakes in UX isn’t as simple as it sounds. How do you own up to your mistakes without compromising your standing in your company? Leigh Gamon shares how you can create the right balance and keep learning without compromising your career.
Charge your tech and get your sketchpads ready. It’s almost time for UX Australia, one of our favourite events on the calendar. We can’t wait to spend four days with UXers from around the country talking about everything UX – from the tiny details to the big picture.
If you’re struggling to find your way into a UX job, then I think you’ll find that Doug Collins is an inspirational guy. Ever since he crossed my path on the UX Mastery forums I’ve been fascinated by his upbeat attitude, his pragmatic approach to problems, and his willingness to go out of his way to […]
We had the pleasure of hosting Cory Lebson (author of The UX Careers Handbook) in our Slack channel today, for a fast paced advice session on finding and planning a career in UX.
Read on for a full transcript of this amazing session.