WORK? 13 IN-HOUSE (Work for an organization) Startup Mid-Sized Company Large Corporation What’s diﬀerent? Type of work Duration of work Level of engagement Level of inﬂuence on direction Complexity of the problem EXTERNAL (Work for a client) Agency Consulting Freelance
TIPS Focus on breadth and not depth of work Mobile friendly (Responsive is a plus) Be brief (don’t get too wordy) What problem did you solve? Your role Size of the team Design approach Password protect (if necessary)
18 Focus on 3 - 5 case studies Be contextual (based on the position) Be a storyteller of your work Framing each case study Problem/opportunity Your speciﬁc role Team you worked with The approach Key challenges Overcoming challenges Metrics of success Outcome Sample deliverables Have a backup plan! (Murphy’s law) WOW your future boss! (create excitement)
25 Your LinkedIn proﬁle Keep it up-to-date Have a good picture Write a good summary Get some recommendations Get endorsed Formal well-structured resume 1 - 2 page(s) depending on experience Check for typos & alignment List of work references Check out local IXDA & Meetup UX events!
PROCESS 27 Do you have the right hard skills? Do you have relevant experience? Do you present yourself well? How do you talk about your work? Do you have attention to detail? Do you have passion for UX? Are you worth my time? Do you have the right soft skills? How are your communication skills? Do you know and use UX lingo? Do you have the right attitude? Do you have the right skill set? Are you a good story teller? Are you a good cultural ﬁt? Can I work with you? Will you add value to the team? Will you grow with the team? CANDIDATE REVIEW RESUME & ONLINE PORTFOLIO INITIAL SCREENING OVER THE PHONE FINAL INTERVIEW IN PERSON (OR VIRTUALLY)