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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.

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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 here UX Career Blog.

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?

Connect with other UX Designers. Share experiences & resources.

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Sharing interesting UX articles and announcements.

Tip: after liking the Facebook Page, click the little dropdown arrow and select “Get Notifications.” Note that I don’t personally approve membership; the group is set up to only approve members who thoughtfully answer questions.

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How does this blog sustain itself?

99% of the content on this site is free. This website makes a referral fee (at no cost to you) for certain UX courses and bootcamps. 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.

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