How do you get started in UX?

When it comes to getting your first UX job, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. 

As someone who transitioned into UX from a non-design career, I share a unique perspective on quick, actionable things beginners can do to land their first job in this amazing industry.

Click the button below to get a custom strategy on getting your first UX job. 

Learn how to get your first UX job.

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Want to keep a pulse on the industry as a UX careerist? About once a week, I send out an email that contains the latest UX article, my favorite reads from the past week, and even send out freebies and templates.

Missed an email? The archives are reproduced here: Tuesday UX Training

Tip: The best way to keep getting UX career advice is to move to your  "Primary" inbox, especially if you're using Gmail.

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How can I connect with the broader UX community?

Sharing interesting UX articles and announcements.

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Connect with other UX Designers. Share experiences & resources.

Tip: Read Group Rules. Only considering new members who answer the 3 questions when requesting to join.

Get feedback on designs, surveys and user polls. 

Less strict guidelines than the main UX Design Community, this FB group encourages helping each other with design feedback.

How does this blog sustain itself?

99% of the content I create is free. For ambitious UX students, I have two types of paid offerings: self-paced UX courses, and 1-on-1 UX career coaching.

  • UX Training Courses

I have a number of courses that help designers advance in their UX careers. Individual courses like The Ultimate UX Portfolio Course or Master the UX Interview are available for purchase, or save big with the UX School bundle.

  • UX Career Coaching

I help designers get unstuck with career pain points like job interviews and creating a compelling case study. With a coach, you get built-in accountability that helps you translate information into action. Here’s a link to my UX Career Coaching services.

Oz Chen
Founder of UXBeginner
UX designer & consultant

Learn from a trusted authority.

After founding in 2013, I’ve helped thousands of beginners transition into UX through my writing and courses like UNBOX: The Wireframing Course and Master the UX Interview. My Udemy class The Ultimate UX Portfolio Course has an average 4.5 stars across 1100+ students internationally.