The UX Careers Handbook 2nd Edition
The UX Careers Handbook :
This second edition of The UX Careers Handbook, offers you all the great advice of the first edition―freshly updated―plus a new chapter on critical soft skills, much more on becoming a UX leader, and a 17th user experience (UX) career pathway.
The UX Careers Handbook, 2nd edition, offers you an insider’s advice on learning, personal branding, networking skills, building your resume and portfolio, and actually landing that UX job you want as well as an in-depth look at what it takes to get into and succeed in a UX career.
Whether your interests include design, information architecture, strategy, research, UX writing, or any of the other core UX skillsets, you’ll find a wealth of resources in this book.
The book also includes:
- insights and personal stories from a range of industry-leading UX professionals to show you how they broke into the industry and evolved their own careers over time.
- activities and worksheets to help you make good decisions and build your career
And along with the book, you can explore its companion website with more resources and information to help you stay on top of this fast-changing field.
Not only for job seekers! The UX Careers Handbook, 2nd edition,is a must-have for
- employers and recruiters who want to better understand how to hire and keep UX staff
- undergraduate and graduate students thinking about their future careers
- professionals in other careers who are thinking about starting to do UX work
Cory Lebson has been a UX consultant and user researcher for over two decades. He is the Principal and Owner of a small UX research 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.
∗ Print ISBN: 1032062703, 978-1032062709, 9781032062709
∗ eText ISBN: 1000484068, 978-1000484069, 9781000484069
Table of Contents
Half Title Page
First Edition Acknowledgments
Second Edition Acknowledgments
About the Author
How to Use This Book
Part 1 Establishing Your Foundation
Chapter 1 What Is User Experience (UX)?
Chapter 2 Your Career Is Grounded in Your Education
Chapter 3 Never Stop Learning
Chapter 4 Personal Branding and Networking for Career Success
Chapter 5 Critical Soft Skills
Part 2 Getting a Job
Chapter 6 Resumes and Portfolios to Illustrate Your Value
Chapter 7 Work In-House or Be an External Consultant
Chapter 8 Independent Contracting or Starting a Small UX Business
Chapter 9 Landing a Job (or New Contract Work)
Part 3 Recruiters & Employers
Chapter 10 Working with a Recruiter; Being a Recruiter
Chapter 11 Employer’s Guide (and What Job Seekers Should Look For)
Part 4 Career Glimpses: What, Specifically, Can You Do?
Chapter 12 UX Career Pathways
Chapter 13 Design-Related Pathways
UX for Developers
UX for SEO Professionals
UX for Industrial Designers
Chapter 14 Research-Related Pathways
User Research and Evaluation
UX for Market Researchers
Chapter 15 Content-Related Pathways
Content Writing/Information Design
Chapter 16 Strategy-Related Pathways
Part 5 UX Leadership
Chapter 17 Corporate UX Leadership
Chapter 18 Alternative Pathways to UX Leadership
Chapter 19 UX in the Future; Your Career Today