Join Cory Lebson for an in-depth discussion in this video Resumes and portfolios to tell your story, part of Planning a Career in User Experience.
- Now it's time to focus on telling your story,…and I emphasize that word, story.…Before we talk about your story, let's take a moment…and talk about you.…To be best prepared when seeking UX jobs,…you need to represent a logical UX package.…You need to fit into one or more of those career pathways…we've discussed, so that you can fit into a mold…that employers will understand.…From all those career pathways,…you're going to have to decide which one…or ones fit you best.…Who are you as a UXer?…Your resume is going to frame your skills…as an Interaction Designer, or a User Researcher…or as a Content Strategist,…or as any other pathway that we've discussed.…
Beyond your primary UX skillset,…it's certainly likely that you have other valuable skills…that may fit into the framework of UX,…as well as other general soft skills…that will be valuable to employers.…Which of your skills are most associated…with research and evaluation?…Group them as such.…Which skills are associated most with design,…interaction design, content?…
In this course, UX expert Cory Lebson breaks down the sub-disciplines of user experience (the trifecta of design, research, and strategy), so you can learn about the different jobs that align with your strengths and passions. Cory helps you understand job responsibilities as well as the benefits of working full-time for a company vs. consulting or freelancing. With his guidance, you can create a more compelling resume and portfolio package and make sure that you properly brand yourself as a UX professional.
This course offers focused career advice for job seekers, tips for recruiters and employers who want to better understand UX, and a necessary framework for grad/undergrad students exploring the next step in their career. Along the way, Cory highlights training in the library to build specific UX skills.
- What is UX?
- Should you be a UX generalist or a specialist?
- Available UX career types: design, research, and strategy
- Working in-house, consulting, or freelancing
- Telling a story with a portfolio and resume
- Working with recruiters