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.
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UX career posts to start with:
- UX Beginner's Manifesto
- 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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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.
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.