Hello, UX friend
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that you’ve visited UX Beginner for two main reasons:
- You want to learn about UX
- You want to transition into your first UX job and manage your UX career
I write one of the few blogs that focus on #2. As someone who has transitioned into UX from a completely non-design career (I was a business analyst), I share a unique perspective on quick, actionable things beginners can do to land their first job in this amazing industry.
I’m still in process of writing pages for different UX categories, but below is a list of the most popular UX Career posts to get you started.
Top UX Careers Posts:
- Minimum Viable UX Portfolio
- How to Navigate the Ocean of UX Job Titles
- Complete Guide to UX Resumes and a Free Template
- How to Find a UX Mentor
- 5 Hidden Sources of UX Portfolio Projects
- Should You Pay for a UX Design Course?
- How to evaluate UX jobs at Agencies vs Startups vs Big Companies
- How to Get a UX Job with No Professional UX Experience
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Facebook Page + Private Group
The UX Beginner Facebook Page is a different animal; I curate interesting UX + design links and update about once a week. And instead of blindly posting links, I actually read each article and summarize why you should read it:
I’ll also make important announcements (new posts, product launches) as well.
Remember that after liking the Facebook Page, click the little dropdown arrow and select “Get Notifications.”
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The UXBeginner: Private Facebook Community is a tight knit community of UX designers who help each other out with critiquing portfolios, filling our surveys, and inside tips on the job search.
This is private community and I have 3 criteria for people to join:
- New members must belong to 30 or less other Facebook groups. Due to the number of members requesting to join, this is a way to allow in those who are likely to be more engaged, as compared to other potential members who belong to hundreds of other groups.
- Must have a Facebook photo – No robots or fake profiles. Having a photo also helps strengthen the community by giving other users some sense of your identity
- Must be legitimate user – I may not approve members whose accounts are solely created to promote the brand of a certain company
After approval, please give the Group Rules a read. There’s only a few guidelines, but they’re important factors in making the community better (for you and everyone else).
Thanks and hope to see you on the other side :)