Live: InfoCamp 2008 - Interviewing and Getting a UX Job
September 27, 2008 at 1:30 PM
So I wasn’t able to live blog my own session, so I am blogging it after the fact. I did a talk about simply what it takes to get a job in UX. I decided to start out and talk about my experiences and how I got to where I am today, specifically my experiences of working in-house in a tech/web company, working in-house in a non-tech company, working as a freelancer, working as a contractor, and working at an agency. I asked for questions during the session but no one really had any until about 1/2 way thru. While I could rehash all that was said here, I am going to focus on the questions that came up. Those questions are:
- Does a freelancer need to setup a business?
- What if my previous employer won’t let me put those projects in my portfolio online?
- How do I build my portfolio if I haven’t had a UX job yet?
- If I am getting a student visa and I can’t accept payment on work while here, how do I build a portfolio?
- What do I put on my resume, does it need to be one page?
- Is it important to list all of my past employers on my resume?
- What kind of stuff should be on my resume?
- What kind of skills should I learn if I want to be doing Interaction Design? Is XHTML/CSS important to know?
and so forth. If you attended this session and didn’t get your question answered please feel free to leave a comment hear and I will get back to you. If anyone wants to explore this topic more, there will be another session at 4:00 that goes into more detail.
Some good questions there. What were your answers?