The UX Careers Handbook offers an insider's look at how to be a successful User Experience (UX) professional from comprehensive career pathways to learning, personal branding, networking skills, building of resumes and portfolios, and actually landing a UX job.
This book goes in-depth to explain what it takes to get into and succeed in a UX career, be it as a designer, information architect, strategist, user researcher, or in a variety of other UX career specialities. It presents a wealth of resources designed to help readers develop and take control of their UX career success including perspectives and advice from experts in the field.
Features insights and personal stories from a range of industry-leading UX professionals to show readers how they broke into the industry, and evolved their own careers over time.
Accompanied by a companion website that provides readers with featured articles and updated resources covering new and changing information to help them stay on top of this fast-paced industry.
Provides worksheets and activities to help readers make decisions for their careers and build their own careers.
Not only for job seekers! The UX Careers Handbook is also a must-have resource for:
Employers and recruiters who want to better understand how to hire and retain UX staff.
Undergraduate and graduate students who are thinking about their future careers
Those in other related (or even unrelated) professions who are thinking of starting to do UX work
Cory Lebson has been a UX consultant for over two decades. He is the Principal and Owner of a small UX consultancy, a builder of UX community, and a past president of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA). Not only a practitioner of UX, Cory teaches and mentors to help professionals grow their UX skills, and conducts regular talks and workshops on topics related to both UX skills and career development.
About the Author Foreword Introduction Chapter 1: What is User Experience? Chapter 2: Education: Your UX Career Foundation Chapter 3: Never Stop Learning Chapter 4: Personal Branding and Networking for Career Success Chapter 5: Resumes and Portfolios to Illustrate Your Value Chapter 6: Work In-house or Be an External Consultant Chapter 7: Independent Contracting or Starting a Small UX Business Chapter 8: Landing a Job (or New Contract Work) Chapter 9: Recruiters and UX Chapter 10: Employer's Guide (And What Job Seekers Should Look For!) Chapter 11: UX Career Pathways and Primary Skillsets Chapter 12: Pathways to UX Leadership Chapter 13: UX in the Future; Your Career Today