Join Cory Lebson for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with recruiters, part of Planning a Career in User Experience.
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- Once you have your UX brand in place…and your resume readily available,…you are bound to be found and contacted…by recruiters, who are trying to find…candidates for UX positions.…UX is a hot field, and recruiters are often struggling…to fill many open UX roles.…These recruiters may work in house at a company…and hire specifically for that company,…or they may be from recruiting agencies…and hire for positions across companies.…Either way, the key thing to figure out…is whether these recruiters get UX.…Do they understand what they are recruiting for?…If they don't understand what they are…recruiting for, you may find yourself being offered…positions that have nothing to do with UX,…or have the letters "U" and "X"…tacked onto them in a way that simply doesn't make sense.…
If there seems to be at least some hope…of a position fitting your skills,…you can certainly try to engage in conversation…with those recruiters, and work with them…to figure out what they're really looking for,…seeing whether you are really a good fit.…
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