Getting Your First UX Job: Hear from a GA Grad

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Event

Getting Your First UX Job: Hear from a GA Grad

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Event

About this event

You have been learning UX design and have a shiny new portfolio (or not yet!). You are ready to search for your first job. You do a quick google search and find few job openings - across various companies, experience levels and with very different job requirements. Your confidence suddenly tanks - None of it seems like the perfect fit. Ah! frustrating.

That is because UX is a relatively new field and each employer defines their job opening in a different way. How do you position yourself to be the right candidate, given you are new to the industry yourself ? In this workshop, you’ll learn tips and tricks to break into the industry and walk out with an actionable plan to land your first job in UX Design.

Starting a new career is hard. UX Design is quickly becoming one of the important jobs in the tech industry and there cannot be a more exciting time to get into this field.

Takeaways

  • Understand UX Design job landscape, job titles and "realistic" responsibilities of a beginner level UX Designer

  • Identify and tackle key risks in getting your first UX job

  • Overcome imposter syndrome: Ways to make your portfolio stand out compared to your peers

  • Startup, design consultancy or a big company? Freelance or full-time? How to get your foot in the right door.

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