Looking for a job in UX? Learn about the many disciplines of user experience, and figure out how to plan a career that matches your strengths and passions.
- Welcome to this overview course on planning a career in user experience. I'm Cory Lebson, author of the UX Careers Handbook, past president of the User Experience Professionals Association, and UX consultant. In this course, I'll give you a brief introduction to the field and then review some of the specific career pathways and skill sets that make up the UX umbrella, namely those that center around design, around research, and around strategy. We'll also talk about what kind of job structure you may want to look for, how to construct your resume and your portfolio, and how to brand yourself as a true UXer.
While this course overviews a number of topics, I'll also let you know where you can take a deeper dive, other related courses and web resources. Sound intriguing? Then let's get started.
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