Today we hosted Cory Lebson in our Ask the UXperts Slack channel and wow. I’m still catching my breath, so I can only imagine how Cory is feeling.
I’m surprised that today’s session didn’t cause a keyboard fire – I’ve certainly never seen someone handle such an onslaught of questions with such legendary poise.
The subject of the session was Finding and Planning Your Ideal Career Path and it proved (not surprisingly) to be one of our most popular to date. If you’re currently planning your own career, make sure you pick up a copy of Cory’s book: The UX Careers Handbook.
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.
He is the Principal and owner of Lebsontech LLC and author of The UX Careers Handbook https://uxcareershandbook.com/ (which you should all get)
I’m also in the DC area and one of the issues I’m running into is UX jobs seem to fall into two categories: government contracts that run at a snails pace or agency work where “Agile” is used as an excuse to make people come into the office when Metro is shut down.
Is there such a thing as a UX job that let’s you have work/life balance, still be creative, and lets you eat more than ramen for dinner?