Articles about Careers

Being a UXer: It’s A Lot Like Being a Therapist

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Add these counseling skills to your user experience toolbox to increase positive experiences for clients and co-workers alike. Read three case study examples. [Read More]

A UX Career Framework: Driving Conversations Between Managers and Employees

A framework with broad guidelines can help you define, design, monitor and grow your career and help managers work more effectively with employees. [Read More]

A Career That Fits: Finding the Perfect Glass Slipper

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Working in a startup company is a challenge for any UX professional. See how employees work together to create and uphold their shared user experience. [Read More]

Using Your UX-pertise to Save the World: Pro Bono Work That Also Benefits You

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Take a love for helping others. Mix in a passion for UX. The result can change your career, and make a difference in the nonprofit community. [Read More]

Land Your Dream UX Research Role: Take Your Career to the Next Level

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Wondering how to start your user research career? Read more for advice and resources based on years of mentorship and advice. [Read More]

The UX Portfolio: Your Golden Ticket to Job Interviews

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An online portfolio is your ticket to landing a UX job interview. It doesn’t have to be brilliantly amazing, but it must showcase your work. [Read More]

Onsite UX Interviews: What They Don’t Teach You in Design School

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User experience design candidates are often highly qualified on paper, but struggle in onsite interviews. Learn how to prepare yourself for a successful onsite interview. [Read More]

Making the Most of a UX Internship: Out of the Classroom and into the Wild

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For UX students, a summer internship is a big first step in establishing yourself as a user experience professional. Take full advantage of your internship. [Read More]

Building the Next-Gen UX Team: Strategies for Cultivating Generalists

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With the rise of agile development, conditions are ripe for the return of the user experience generalist. User experience departments need tactics to build generalists, instead of specialists. (Full article available in English and Español) [Read More]

Multiple Skills: The Ultimate UX Career Path Expander

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Six case studies show how a broader skill set increases your influence and expands your career options as a UX professional. (Full article available in Español) [Read More]

Care About Your UX Career? Network Now!

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Networking with other UX professionals is critical to furthering your UX career. Social media like Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook are as important as in-person networking. [Read More]

Negotiation: You Already Do It – Now Own It

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Mastering negotiation can lead to both professional and personal gain. User experience professionals need negotiation skills to effectively advocate on behalf of user needs. [Read More]

Taking Your Seat at the Strategy Table: Three Must-Have Leadership Skills

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Moving from UX practitioner to innovation and thought leader is challenging. Skills from the user-centered design toolkit can make you successful in the transition. [Read More]

Editor’s Note: Let’s Talk About User Experience Careers

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Learn to successfully navigate your UX career with this collection of articles. There is valuable advice for everyone from junior to senior UXers. [Read More]

What’s News: Announcing UXPA’s New Mentoring Program. Mentors and Protégés Needed!

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UXPA’s mentoring programs will begin in early 2013 and its primary mission is to provide services to those who are young in their UX careers. [Read More]

Which Path Is for Me? The Emerging Role of VP of UX

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Ever wonder if you have what it takes to be a VP of UX? Chelsey Glasson and Ian Swinson spoke with twelve UX VPs about their roles. [Read More]

Where to Begin Work in Mobile UX: Digesting the Expert Advice

10 tips for mobile usability testing, 5 top questions to consider, UX design guidelines, creating mobile sketches, and lots more in the world of mobile. [Read More]

From One Student to Another: Advice for Beginning a Career in User Experience

As you enter the UX job market, remember that each opportunity is a means to build your story and showcase your value or potential impact. [Read More]

Social Skills for UX Consultants: Communication on the Job

As the UX consulting business matures, the need for developing additional skills is spurring interesting discussion within the UX community. [Read More]

Personal Usability: How Can We Make Ourselves More Usable to Others?

As a usability professional, you already have the framework to be a usable person. All it takes is a little time and attention directed toward your users. [Read More]

What a Character! (Book Review)

A review of Characters of the Information and Communication Industry by Richard Bellaver.. An amazing, tumultuous, and awe-inspiring journey that begins with Gutenberg and continues onward to the present day, 500 years later. [Read More]

The View From Here: Who Would Want to Do Usability?

This article looks at the results of a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) survey with eighty usability professionals. [Read More]