There’s no single, authoritative recipe for a career in UX, which is both exciting and daunting, but taking a step back to create a plan for yourself is well worth the investment. Because once you set your goals, you can start taking the steps to get there. Here are seven books to dive into so you can take the next step in your UX career.
Freelancing is well-suited to the work of UX professionals, with many considering the move as a next career step. They usually say they’re looking for freedom, more money, the ability to work on more interesting problems or learn new things – or even just the chance to work in their pyjamas regularly.
Here are a few important tips to consider before you quit your day job.
What is it that differentiates a junior from a senior UX professional? It’s not as simple as it sounds – both practitioners and employers should be aware that these “junior” and “senior” categorisations are fuzzy at best. They don’t always tell the full story of your experience when it comes to expertise and years of experience. Knowing which roles are right for you will help you navigate the job market and pave your own career pathway.
Whether we like it or not, every single one of us is a brand. What we do with our brand enables us to shape our UX careers in ways we may not have considered. Ashlea McKay built hers by accident, but along the way, she learned how to apply her thinking in a structured way. Here are five ways to build a successful personal brand in UX and create your own career destiny.
Are you a UX practitioner on the hunt for your next gig? As a relative newcomer to the world of UX, I’ve spent my fair share of time on job sites across the web. They’ve allowed me to look for future opportunities, get a feel for the market, what employers are looking for… and perks of course.
These sites could be the gateway to that new role, contract, or even a career in UX.
In this article Dave charts the growth of researcher-as-individual contributor from junior, to mid-level, to senior researcher, and gives us three key axes to assess our own progress.
From learning how to make UX work for her colleagues to honing her own design skills in wholly unexpected ways, Leigh Gamon shares her personal insights and survival tips from twelve months in the front line.
Earlier this year, I passed the five year mark in my UX career. It’s been an incredible ride so far.
This UXmas, I’d like to share some of these lessons from my first few years in the hope one or two may help you in your own UX journey.
Having an exceptional portfolio that stands out from the crowd is sometimes what it takes to land that dream job. UX careers coach Louise Campbell will be in our Slack channel running a series of mentoring sessions to help you get your portfolio to that place.
Building a persuasive portfolio is high on the priority list of a lot of our community members, and the audience at today’s AMA session with Louise Campbell was testament to that.
We had a record number of attendees! If you missed the session, never fear – here is the transcript.