Landing a job is competitive, especially after Covid-19 hit the world. You have to create a strong impression not only on your resume and portfolio but also on your professional digital profile such as LinkedIn. There are many tips on how you can land a UX designer job.But,which one do you try first?
In this blog, our mentor Tomáš Zeman, a Product Design Director at Fidelity Labs, and co-host Kristin Kerney share 3 strategies that could help you land a UX Job.
Anyone can call themselves a designer as no formal training is required. You can gain knowledge and skills as a designer through self-teaching, Bootcamps, mentoring, etc. The 3 strategies that could help you land a UX job are:
Try to balance your time between these 3 areas. So that, when you do get interviews you feel more confident, feel fresh, connected and ready to talk about your experience.
“I found a lot of success using my connections or looking at companies that I had a specific interest in or industries that I had a specific interest in. Put in a little extra time and effort into those that you have that special connection with or relevant skills or background that may make you a unique candidate for that company specifically.”- Kristin.
Keep track and document everything that you work on. You are likely to refer to the documents. Snippets from a cover letter for answers to screening questionnaires or snippets of advice that you get from people, keep track of everything. This will help you in the future. Talk and get advice from people.
The Nielson Norman Group’s UX skills template is a way to self-assess your skills. You can start by asking yourself:
“Use your own (UX skills template) to build on what makes you different, instead of trying to hide your previous background. For example, Kristin has a background in financial services in other areas outside the design which is super helpful in her new role. Build on the skills that you already have and get to know what types of UX skills you do have.”- Tomáš.
Kristin Kerney (ADPList Member)
Student at General Assembly
ADPList account: https://adplist.org/members/kristin-kerney
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Content Marketer and Writer at ADPList
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Lessons learnt from commonly asked questions during mentorship sessions