Summary: Focus on the work first, job applications and marketing second. The most important component of getting work as a designer, is having a strong portfolio of work.
I’m currently teaching UX Design at General Assembly. Aside from the fact that I’m learning a lot, I’m also inspired by the courage and tenacity of my students. Most of them have years of experience in a previous career, and are starting in a new career that is completely foreign to them. The strength of character required to undertake such a feat is enormous.
I also noticed how hard it is to find a job when you’re just starting out as an entry-level UX designer — even in areas of the world that are full of UX design jobs.
That got me thinking: if I had to start over again today, how would I do it?
This post will answer that question. Read more