Join Cory Lebson for an in-depth discussion in this video UX generalist or specialist?, part of Planning a Career in User Experience.
- As you search for jobs, you may in fact find…that any number of UX related career tracks…are stuffed together into a UX job description.…There could be so many career tracks…and related skills included that you may wonder…whether it's worth trying to specialize at all.…When the job market seemingly requires a UX unicorn.…A generalist, who can do it all.…Don't strive to be a unicorn.…Senior level UX practitioner jobs…are going to require expertise,…and to be an expert in all aspects of UX,…while not utterly impossible,…is still going to be pretty difficult to achieve.…
So what should you do?…If you're at the very beginning of your career…and are not sure where you want to ultimately end up,…then by all means, you can find an internship…or an entry level job that let's you do a little bit of this…and a little bit of that.…Providing you with ample opportunities…for different experiences and learning.…But try to figure out relatively quickly…what most intrigues you…and what you're naturally good at.…The intersection of those two elements…
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