Today on the Red Gate UX blog I wrote about the top 5 things you need to do to improve your chances of getting a graduate position in design and UX.
Just last week a prospective candidate came into the office for a coffee and a chat about what the role really is. The thrust of the discussion was around the “should I be applying at all?” question. Over the course of an hour or so I realised that I was answering a set of questions and concerns that have now become extremely familiar to me. Unsurprisingly, many graduates have a similar set of concerns that, sadly, sometimes stop them from even applying at all let alone getting through to a first interview.
So in this post I try to answer what I think are the 5 big questions about UX graduate roles.
If you’re interested in producing a designer’s portfolio I would recommend these books:
- How to Create a Portfolio & Get Hired: A Guide for Graphic Designers and Illustrators (Portfolio Skills)
- Building Design Portfolios: Innovative Concepts for Presenting Your Work (Design Field Guide)