It’s a common tactic in job interviews, and the pressure is on to make ourselves an appealing candidate. But what is the best way to respond? In his second article for our ‘Ask Anyway’ column, Joe Natoli explains.
Many aspiring UXers struggle with the conundrum of needing a job to get experience and needing experience to get a job. In our next Ask the UXperts session we will examine the need for both a theoretical and practical-based UX education, how we can best meet both those requirements, and ways to continue your UX…
As an aspiring UX designer, you probably have tons of great ideas that you want to turn into fully-designed portfolio projects. But how do you turn those high-level ideas into comprehensive and well-researched projects that will impress employers? Check out these tips for coming up with UX design projects to build your first portfolio and land that dream job.
Landing a job as a company’s only user experience pro is an amazing opportunity. It means having the ability to shape and guide the design of an entire organisation. On the flipside, it’s a major challenge. There will be battles against corporate biases, conflicting business needs, and results-driven culture.
So how can you succeed In such a difficult position? How can a UXer go about creating a culture of great user experience?
As a designer, what gets you out of bed in the morning? What really motivates you to do meaningful work? The Japanese have a great word: ikigai. It has no direct translation into English, but roughly means your level of happiness in life, or your ‘reason for being’.
As you can see in the chart below, you can achieve ikigai—meaning in life—if you can find the right balance of 4 things: passion, mission, vocation, profession.
When you’re on the hunt for your next UX role, your portfolio can make or break your chances of scoring an interview. We know how important it is to craft a UX portfolio that tells the story of your most important projects and how you work.
We’ve hand-picked the best advice on portfolios from Joe Natoli’s recent Ask the UXperts session.
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.
UX recruiter Michael Boyd joins Hawk in our Slack channel to answer all your questions about finding the perfect UX job and nailing your interview. Join us!
We’re back to August, one of our favourite months of the year. Why, you ask? August means UX Australia!
Each year, UX Australia brings together user experience professionals from across Australia, and around the globe, for a learning and networking conference extravaganza.
As is UX Mastery tradition, we’ll be there with bells on, and we’re pretty excited. Here’s why.
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.