Multiple people are involved in hiring for a UX designer. In this video, get an overview of the UX hiring process, the preparation required, and all the decision makers involved in hiring decisions.
- The interview process for UX designers requires a lot of preparation. The whole process can take a few weeks from start to finish. The onsite interview itself can take up to six hours so you'll want to be mentally prepared and focused. The interview process will generally consist of an initial phone screen with the recruiter, a phone interview with the hiring manager, a design exercise, and an onsite interview with a portfolio presentation, followed by a series of one on one interviews. There's some things you'll need to prepare for at each step 'cause each person in the hiring process will be looking for something different in the candidate, and you'll want to understand what those things are.
You'll also want to make sure you're well versed in your own work. Anything in your portfolio or in your resume is fair game for anyone to ask about. If there's something that you've forgotten about or can't speak to the level of detail on then you should probably leave it out. As you start to interview with different companies there's also an expectation that you'll know something about the company and at least a few of their products. So you'll need to ramp up on understanding the company itself, it's values and the types of products they work on. Interviewing for a UX role requires a lot preparation but I'll walk you through the process and give you the insights and tips you need to prepare for your next UX designer interview.
- Different UX career options
- Acing your phone interview with the hiring manager
- Tackling a design exercise
- Tips for presenting your portfolio
- How to approach a whiteboarding exercise
- Interviewing with a design teammate and the product manager
- Evaluating the offer