How to Search for Your First UX Job w/ UX from Michaels, US Bank, Swiss Re & ADP

About the video:

Are you looking to transition and land your first UX role in these unprecedented times? Do you want to avoid wasting months or even years while going in wrong directions? Even though the demand for user experience professionals is still quite high, it can be quite hard to get that first UX job. There is a large variety of tactics to build skills, experience, position yourself as an attractive candidate and get noticed by employers, and their effectiveness can vary tremendously and have a major impact on how successful (or not) people are with their UX career transition. Join this virtual interactive speaker panel to learn from those who successfully landed UX jobs at major companies like Michaels, US Bank, Swiss Re and ADP and will share their insights and strategies.


Xinran Ma, UX Designer at Michaels
Ariella Chivil, UX Manager at iptiQ by Swiss Re
Adam Chapman, UX Design Researcher at US Bank
Andrea Wilhelm, Sr. UX Designer & Strategist at ADP


Interactive Speaker Panel & Q&A

Key Takeaways:

- Meet UX practitioners, learn about their background and get advice on your career
- Learn how people from different backgrounds found their first UX jobs
- What skills you really need to land the job
- How to develop the skills and work experience everyone wants
- What the biggest roadblocks and potential solutions are when trying to get your first UX role
- How to make yourself a more attractive candidate to be able to stand out in the job market
- What the UX hiring process is like and how to prepare for the interviews
- Which job search strategies are more effective and which are a waste of time

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