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Finding a UX Design Job: Chapter 3

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Rain is a recent UX Design Immersive graduate, full time UX designer, and fan of good clean designs. In this blog she tells her story of finding a job and her insights to the London UX field. Here are her first and second chapters.

So I did the leg work and the phone was finally ringing. Each company is different in its process of hiring, as are recruiters. I will try and cover all here:

The email:

This can come from any of the online places you published yourself as well as a direct response to your application. These emails tend to be short and aim to filter you from the other applicants. Questions will be direct and ask for your salary expectations, type of work and starting date. If you don’t know the answer or want to see what they might offer, try and research the company a bit to get a sense of the role before responding. If the person contacting you is in HR or a hiring manager, try and set a face to face interview at this point to skip the phone call stage.

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50 Ways To Get A Job

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There are eight distinct phases we all encounter when pursuing our careers: Starting, Finding My Purpose, Overwhelmed, Learning New Skills, Networking, Stuck, Applying for Jobs and Interviewing. Our friends at 50waystogetajob.com have set out to abandon the cliche career advice we’ve all heard too many times, and compiled 50 tangible missions that anyone can do to get a job.

The content on the site offers a click-friendly path through their eight stages of figuring out your career. Here are a few of our favorite out-of-the-box missions to get you going:  Continue reading