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Toxic Ambiguity: How a common job requirement has set us up for failure

View the original postThis article is co-authored by Peter Perceval and Gabriella Lanning. Illustration by Peter Perceval. We’ve all done it. At one point in time, we were eager and doe-eyed, brimming with a mixture of excitement and nerves as we entered the final phase of an interview for our dream job. Perhaps we were […]

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50 things you can learn as a young designer at your first job

View the original post Advice for folks who just got their first job as a designer Continue reading on UX Planet »

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Growing in Your UX Career: Study Guide

View the original postSummary: Unsure where to start? Use this collection of links to articles, videos, and a free report for advice to grow in your user experience career. UX practitioners come from different backgrounds, yet there are specific skills and responsibilities deemed as crucial in the industry today. Here’s a compilation of NN/g’s most useful articles and videos about growing […]

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Starting a company? Don’t quit your full-time job yet.

View the original post Time (or lack thereof) is the most powerful constraint. Continue reading on Prototypr »

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Why you should keep interviewing even if you love your job?

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How asynchronous work made Spotify’s Vicki Tan better at her job

View the original postThe pandemic shifted the way we work and influenced our creative processes, but the question stands: What will we carry forward? On the most recent episode of The Design Better podcast, we posed this question to Vicki Tan, who has leveraged her background in psychology at companies that have changed the way […]

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Women in Freelance Must Start Charging More for Design Job

View the original postIllustration from Benoit Drigny Are you a woman freelancer, or thinking of becoming one? Making a living from freelance work is not an easy task. In fact, some studies estimate that women earn less on average than men in the same profession. How can you find out more? If you are looking to […]

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How to negotiate a higher salary, according to a leading executive search expert

View the original postEven those established in their careers can find salary negotiations intimidating — and perhaps even hostile. But there’s an art and skill to salary negotiation that can lead to more favorable outcomes: Don’t think about the process as a negotiation, but rather a conversation, says Judy Wert, the co-founder of executive search […]

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How To Start Your UX Design Career Remotely

View the original post It’s still possible to start your life while working from home. Continue reading on UX Planet »

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080: Everything I Know (So Far) on Landing a Job in UX with Jason Ogle

View the original postVideo available on the show notes page at userdefenders.com/080 This is the last episode of 2021. After nearly two years of outlining the content for this episode and nearly two months (at time of writing) of recording and editing, here’s everything I know (so far) about landing a job in UX. I […]