Join Cory Lebson for an in-depth discussion in this video UX branding and your job search, part of Planning a Career in User Experience.
- Resumes and portfolios are extremely important.…But they are not the only way that you can brand yourself…as a UX professional to future employers.…You also need to use your UX skills…to brand yourself on social media.…And more generally, on the web.…Let's first consider LinkedIn.…At the most basic level it's important…that you not only create a LinkedIn profile…that explains who you are as a UX professional,…but you also need to evaluate your profile…in light of your intended audience groups.…Have you used the key words to represent…the UX skills that future employers may be searching for?…Have you explained your prior work history succinctly and…in a way that is easily skimmed to tell to your UX story?…Expand your network.…
With a goal that any employer that is interested in you…will be no more than a third degree connection from you.…Your network can thus help to demonstrate…that you are part of the UX community.…Which implicitly adds value to you…being a UX professional yourself.…On Twitter you can easily demonstrate…
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