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Demystify your career in design and product management.

A few things don't come with a user’s manual. One of them is your product career. Hireworthy helps you maximize the precious 7000 days of your life-time that you typically spend on your career.

There's no better way to start this journey than having real & realistic conversations. Subscribe to our podcast to learn more!

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Demystify your career in design and product management.

A few things don't come with a user’s manual. One of them is your product career. Hireworthy helps you maximize the precious 7000 days of your life-time that you typically spend on your career.

There's no better way to start this journey than having real & realistic conversations. Subscribe to our podcast to learn more!

    10 | Collaborating with Business Stakeholders with Kshitij Bhardwaj & Season One Finale.

    10 | Collaborating with Business Stakeholders with Kshitij Bhardwaj & Season One Finale.

    One of the most important parts of being a designer or a problem solver is working with collaborating with our business stakeholders, conveying ideas and running experiments with them. Quite often there are misunderstandings and resolving them need some respect and empathy on both sides. To get a deeper understanding on how to collaborate with them, I spoke to Kshitij Bharadwaj.

    Kshitij is a designer turned Product Manager and has been creating value for the past 8 years for companies like Gojek, Flipkart, Housing and many more. He currently heads a platform group at Gojek which builds communication and identity management tools.He’s also a Full stack developer and tinkers with open source libraries. 

    This is also an episode which places emphasis on the fact that as designer or product managers we are makers and problem solvers too.

    Connect with Kshitij

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kshitij_B

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kshitijb/

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    With this episode we come to the end of season 1 of Hireworthy podcast.

    Over the past few months, we’ve had the opportunity to talk to some great designers and product managers who shard their deep perspectives on how to be a problem solver or a designer and build your design and management careers well.

    Over the candid conversations, we’ve learned that many problems can be solved well if you approach them with a sense of iterative-ness, urgency and curiosity. And that you can communicate with stakeholders effectively with empathy and if you are the face of design in your company, you must be the voice for your users and customers.

    Overall as a maker and problem-solver, you can be a great interfae between all teams to ensure products are shipped in the best possible way.

    It’s been a great experience for me to host them all, have real conversations and bring some much needed perspectives. Thank you for journeying along with me through this season. I’ll be bringing more amazing conversations for the Season 2, so stay tuned and thanks again very much. Stay safe and have a good time.

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    09 | Grit of UX Careers with Arjun Arunkumar

    09 | Grit of UX Careers with Arjun Arunkumar

    So what does a user experience designer do in a growth stage startup? If you’ve had so many questions then in this episode we talk Arjun Arunkumar. Arjun Arunkumar who is currently working with Swiggy and leads the consumer apps for Swiggy. He has had previous stints in Ola and Housing where he learned and honed his skills.

    Connect with Arjun: https://twitter.com/AverageIntel

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    Thank you so much for listening in to the Hireworthy Podcast! If you have any questions about your design careers, please drop us a note on twitter or Instagram and we’ll get answered soon from our speakers.

    I’ll see you all in the next episode and thank you again!

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    08 | Learning to Lead a team with Core Values & Frameworks - Aastha Gaur

    08 | Learning to Lead a team with Core Values & Frameworks - Aastha Gaur

    Being a Lead and growing your team can seem daunting if we’re not well informed about how to approach it in a structured way. So, I reached out to Aastha Gaur at Google to understand more about how she nurtures her team with core values and great frameworks.

    Aastha has designed solutions for consumer and enterprise, both at boutique design studios and big corporations. Her passion is to lead with mindfulness, intuition, creativity, and compassion. She puts that passion into practice as a UX Lead at Google Ads, Los Angeles, California, USA.

    Connect with Aastha:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/astadapasta

    Website: https://www.astaloves.com

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    Thank you so much for listening in to the Hireworthy Podcast! If you have any questions about your design careers, please drop us a note on twitter or Instagram and we’ll get answered soon from our speakers.

    I’ll see you all in the next episode and thank you again!

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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hireworthy/


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    07 | Being a Freelance Remote Designer with Darshan Gajara

    07 | Being a Freelance Remote Designer with Darshan Gajara

    Thinking about being a design freelancer? Then this episode is for you! Listen to Darshan Gajara, talk to you about the ups and downs of freelance and remote life, building a newsletter to stay in touch and learn from the world.   
    Follow Darshan:  https://twitter.com/WeirdoWizard
    Subscribe to Product Disrupt: https://productdisrupt.com/index.html  
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    • 33 min
    06 | Basics of Prepping for Design Interviews with Hardik Pandya

    06 | Basics of Prepping for Design Interviews with Hardik Pandya

    If you are currently applying for jobs and interviewing, you need a realistic guide to interviewing for design jobs, so we reached out to Hardik who shared his secret sauce on his experience and frameworks for interviewing.

    Hardik Pandya is a senior designer currently, he works at Google Search leading the user experience of the Search box & Autocomplete. He previously designed enterprise experiences in G Suite for Google Cloud. Before Google, he has helped multiple companies in India shape the experience of their web & mobile products – most notably Olacabs, Instamojo & Wellthy Therapeutics.

    Follow Hardik on twitter for more nuggets: https://twitter.com/hvpandya

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    On the side note: If you are building a portfolio, it’s up on our YouTube channel in which Hardik walks us through his portfolio and how to build a great portfolio. Watch the full video case study here:
    https://youtu.be/EGiyQHgPGjo

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    • 36 min
    05 | A Perspective: Design & Recession with Karthi Subbaraman

    05 | A Perspective: Design & Recession with Karthi Subbaraman

    Pandemic related or not, we’re hearing a lot of bad news around us layoffs, recession, market slowdown, hiring freezes and more.

    As designers, we need to question how to learn and equip ourselves with new skills and information on what to be ready about and what to expect and be ready for this new normal.

    In this episode, we speak to Karthi Subbaraman, who is chief instructor of Design & Product Management at Xperian School and has almost 65000+ hours of experience in designing 140+ products, conducting 400 master classes and hold 19 patents.

    She is a technologist turned into a multidisciplinary product designer and design educator focused on human cognition and behaviors. Her work focuses on designing meaningful systems with an emphasis on experience design.

    Before starting out into products world, Karthi designed printers for Hewlett Packard, Payment systems for State farm Insurance, Dashboards for World Bank, Pocket PC applications for Microsoft and many more. Karthi had a 7-year stint of entrepreneurship by running a premium design consulting agency called Oghma.

    Karthi earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and a Masters in Human-Computer Interaction from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and also an Executive MBA from Product Leadership.

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