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Nailing Your UX Job Interview

Hurray! You’ve landed the ideal UX job interview. Now, how do you prepare for it? How do you keep your nerves steady? What’s your strategy to win the day and actually get the job? If you treat your UX job search like the design problem it is, there’s usually two personas to satisfy; the HR […]

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Stop Portfolio Paranoia

Your UX portfolio serves one purpose only – to connect you with a recruiter or hiring manager. That’s it. A UX portfolio template is designed to achieve that one, specific goal. Here’s how to create one. Who’s It For? Your portfolio must immediately, clearly and concisely communicate your unique value from the moment someone lands […]

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Becoming A More Confident UX Designer

While you will naturally gain confidence as a UX professional on the job, what happens when you’re looking for a new job or seeking a promotion? How do you demonstrate that you’re a confident UX designer to HR recruiters and hiring managers? Positioning Your Professional Story One of the first things I explore with my career […]

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Joe Natoli Podcast

In September I had the pleasure of appearing on Joe Natoli’s Making UX Work Podcast. If you’re not familiar with Joe’s work, he’s a veteran UX designer, teacher and consultant who’s been helping Fortune 500 organizations train Product Design, Development and UX Teams for almost 30 years. His excellent Udemy courses have over 120,000 students. Joe is […]

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Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway

I get a lot of questions from people just starting their UX job search who feel stuck. Most want to get their first/next UX job or land new freelance clients. One of the most common questions is “How do I start?”. And the answer is pretty simple. Just start. “But how?” they ask. If this […]

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