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LinkedIn Learning

Finding a Job in User Experience

via LinkedIn Learning

Overview

Learn how to focus your experience and skillset to land a job in the field of user experience. Explore how to gain necessary skills, build a portfolio, update your resume, and land a UX job.

How can you start—or jumpstart, if you’re already there—a career in the field of user experience (UX)? Instructor Chris Nodder starts with an overview of roles within UX so you can see which ones fit your skillset. Learn how to find UX job listings and how to build a network of people who can help you. Examine ways to build your reputation and ways to get the experience you need. If you’re moving to UX from a different discipline, learn which skills transfer well. Explore how to build a resume that sells your achievements, how to create a portfolio, and what information should go on a cover letter. Learn how to fine-tune your online profile by discovering what recruiters are seeking in UX job applicants. Finally, find out how to put yourself out there for successful job searches.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Ready to find a job in UX?
1. Finding a UX job
  • UX is a large field
  • Finding UX job listings
2. Improving Your Chances
  • Creating an authentic network
  • Building a reputation
  • Getting experience
  • Moving from a different discipline
3. Telling Recruiters about Yourself
  • Your resume
  • Creating and updating a portfolio
  • Cover letters
  • Your online profile
4. Getting Selected
  • Do machines like your resume?
  • Getting shortlisted
Conclusion
  • Put yourself out there

Taught by

Chris Nodder

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