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Design a UX resume that will get you hired

A talk by at User Focus 2014

About the Talk

October 17, 2014 11:25 AM

Washington, DC

Washington, DC

For a profession that prides itself on designing for the user, UX resumes are shockingly ineffective. At least 80% of the resumes I see from UX designers suffer from spelling and grammatical errors; vague, bloviating prose; bad design and typography; idiotic objective statements; and a complete lack of accomplishments.

You’re probably thinking—”Hogwash! My resume is effective. After all, I got this job with it.”

It’s true that to get an interview with most companies, your resume just has to not suck. The hot job market means that hiring managers are desperate to fill positions, but that situation won’t last forever. Furthermore, it’s likely that your dream job will not have such low standards.

In this talk I will illustrate with examples common pitfalls in UX resumes, from the point of view of the hiring manager. I will teach you how to make your resume stand out. Not by expounding on your design philosophy or putting your career history in an infographic—but by listing concrete accomplishments that show how you provide value to the company.

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