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Should you Have a UX Research Portfolio?

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How important are UX research portfolios?

“I’m rarely asked about actual examples in a portfolio. It’s like a college education: employers seem to only care that you have one. So there’s months that go into portfolios, that really comes down to about 5 minutes of dialogue on occasion in a job interview.”

Table highlighting Across 1,316 job descriptions reviewed, only 380 (29%) included the keyword “portfolio.”

“The portfolio is important, insofar as it gives you a taste about what to expect from them and what they’ve done, but it cannot be the decider, as there is so much more than presenting what you’ve done. It just gets you in the door, or rather, keeps the door from being shut on you.”

Recommendations for portfolios

“I have found that what companies want from candidates is all over the place.”

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