Last week we gave some careers advice to people as part of the UX Brighton Career Clinic event. Taking the format of a careers clinic the event was aimed at giving advice to UX students, graduates, junior practitioners, those new to UX and those who wish to develop their career. I was involved in helping UX Brighton organise the event and we’re all pleased with how the evening went.
Advisers came from a range of different UX companies, from Brighton and London, took part to ensure that the industry was well represented. The freelance community was also well represented with five UX freelancers giving their advice for people looking to start-up on their own.
The event sold out quickly showing the enthusiasm and interest in UX down here in Brighton. On the night we met with a lot of very talented and interesting people. Some were looking for advice on specific areas of their work while others wanted more general advice on how to break into the UX industry.
One attendee , Bob Tilford, had this to say about the event: “It was a great event. I spoke to the representatives of five or six Brighton and London based companies. Everyone was friendly and keen to give some helpful advice on how to get started in a career in UX research.”
There is no set way to get a good UX Job but some of the following links may help if you’re looking to get into the industry:
- How to get started in UX design
- Nielson Norman Group on UX design careers
- Portfolio and interview tips
- Careers advice for researchers
- How to get your first UX job
- UX is not UI!
- Undercover User Experience Design (book)
The UX Careers Clinic was organised by UX Brighton. The next event takes place on October 14 and is about how ergonomics affect the user experience.
If you’re interested in learning more about UX then you might want to sign up for November’s UX Brighton Conference on the philosophy of design.
The photos in this post were taken by Maribel Trillo