17 episodes

Everything you need to better navigate your UX career and getting hired in UX. Some topics include UX career 101, UX roles, Resume building, Portfolio, Interviewing, Interview questions, Design exercises, How to stand out, Guided and Self-learning, Mentor advice, UX Q&A, Side projects, Online UX courses and programs, UX Resources and tools.

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Everything you need to better navigate your UX career and getting hired in UX. Some topics include UX career 101, UX roles, Resume building, Portfolio, Interviewing, Interview questions, Design exercises, How to stand out, Guided and Self-learning, Mentor advice, UX Q&A, Side projects, Online UX courses and programs, UX Resources and tools.

    Christopher Behr - Design Lead

    Christopher Behr - Design Lead

    Christopher Behr is the Design Lead at Impala, a remote-first B2B startup in travel industry. We talk about Chris’s journey in the Design industry and some key takeaways. We discuss the pros and cons of hiring generalists and specialists and why so many companies look for unicorns. Also, Chris shares what kind of side projects he finds more valuable in a portfolio, and gives some tips on how to design your resume and case studies, and many more useful tips on getting a job in UX.

    Links:

    Christopher on Linkedin
    Christopher on Twitter
    Episode page

    • 47 min
    Ashish Gurung - Head of Product

    Ashish Gurung - Head of Product

    Ashish is the Head of Product at Visualping, a website change monitoring service for businesses and also people.
    Ashish shares how he got into Product from consulting and Project Management, and educates me on job title and roles in the Product Management world. We also talk about the art of influencing and building trust with stakeholders and leadership, and what framework Ashish used to get buy-in to work on a project that helped him get on the path of product management. Then, he shares the biggest challenge of context-switching between strategic and tactical mindsets. And from the point of view of person hiring designers, what are the key answers he is looking for when reviewing candidates. And at the end, Ashish shares some insights about the Design team at his current company Visualping.
    Links:

    Ashish on Linkedin
    Email Ashish
    Episode page

    • 47 min
    Rachel Krebs - Senior UX Designer

    Rachel Krebs - Senior UX Designer

    Rachel is a Senior UX Designer, currently working at a FAANG company.
    We talk about how Rachel got into the UX field, how her education in Chemistry and Business helped her gain skills that made her a better designer, the love of complexity working with internal tools and a ton of constraints, why it is important to be authentic to your true self, tailoring your resume to the job you want, what portfolio design pisses her off, finding new projects to add to your case studies, common mistakes during white-boarding exercises, and a lot more.

    Links:

    Rachel on Linkedin
    Episode page

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Nick Koveshnikov - Senior User Researcher

    Nick Koveshnikov - Senior User Researcher

    Nick is a Senior User Researcher.

    We talk about his origin story and the aha moment when he was watching users not being able to figure out how to use their product, differences working on internal and external products, his key takeaways from a 10-year long career, one of the biggest challenges for researchers - how to manage stakeholders and some strategies how you can do it better, portfolios and if you need one for job applications, what makes a great researcher, and much more.

    Links:

    Nick on Linkedin
    User Research Collective Facebook group
    Episode page

    • 1 hr
    David Fitzgerald - Senior Technical Recruiter

    David Fitzgerald - Senior Technical Recruiter

    David is a Senior Technical Recruiter helping tech companies find candidates. We talk about his story of getting into the industry, how recruitment agencies works, the advantages, and disadvantages of working with a recruiter, why they are being vague with some opportunities and why candidates are being ghosted, tips on optimizing your resume and LinkedIn profile, and many more insights from the life of a recruiter.

    Links:

    David on Linkedin
    David on Twitter
    Harvard Resume and Cover Letter guide (pdf, 2Mb)
    Episode page

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Irina Belova - Product Design Manager

    Irina Belova - Product Design Manager

    Irina is the Product Design Manager at Clio, a Vancouver-based tech company in the legal space. We talk about her journey from journalism to design leadership, the valuable experiences from the previous careers, what she is looking for in resumes and portfolios, and how you should tell the story for a project. We also talk about the case study structure and why you should start it by framing the problem. And a lot more valuable insights!

    Links:

    Irina on Linkedin
    Clio
    Episode page

    • 44 min

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Engaging & useful content!

This interview with Jaybe was extremely valuable. As an emerging designer currently completing a bootcamp, this conversation shed genuine insight on many of the questions and concerns I have of the industry. Thank you for the golden nuggets of information & your time!!

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