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.
Heather was inspirational and helped to put a lot of minds at ease. Anyone can do this – you just have to challenge yourself!
If you have more career related questions, make sure you keep your eyes out for our upcoming session with Cory Lebson.
If you didn’t make it because you didn’t know about it, make sure you join our community to get updates of upcoming sessions. If you’re interested in seeing what we discussed, or you want to revisit your own questions, here is a full transcript of the chat.
My question: I’ve noticed that job ads often ask for experience with specific software packages (but unfortunately not always the same packages…). I don’t really understand this attitude as it is easy enough to learn later, but I also don’t want to be eliminated because I’m lacking it. What packages would you recommend learning? Cost is a factor as the non-profit has no budget for this sort of thing so I’d have to purchase it myself.
BTW, I am a 60 year old College student in Web Design at Clark College. This would be useful for my UX/UI class. Former engineer, future designer.
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