the interview

28 Jul 2008 - 6:31pm
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Brad Ford
2008

What should one take on a interview? The Position is Director of User
Experience. Which a Big Title and looks like the crammed 4 positions into
it.
I will probably use my online examples here:

http://www.creativehotlist.com/b-ford2

Can I get some Hints or Tips ?
What should I or Not Discuss?
Any critique n the work being show?

The interview is tomorrow...its the first run with the staffing agency
tomorrow..

Brad Ford

--
Brad Ford
www.modpop.com
801.699.7038
Creative Consultant

"I cannot prove a lover,
To entertain these fair well-spoken days,
I am determined to prove a villain,
and hate the idle pleasures of these days"

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29 Jul 2008 - 11:02am
Bryan J Busch
2006

Bring a list of relevant Web feeds that you follow, not to mention
excellent mailing lists like this one.

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29 Jul 2008 - 12:30pm
Marilyn Matty
2008

It's critical to do your research about the company beforehand - who they
are, what they do, who their clients are, etc. Since you're interviewing
with the recruiting company, keep in mind that you'll want them to keep you
in mind for any future positions if this one isn't right.

See what you can find out about the person you will be interviewing with -
LinkedIn is a great source - having an idea about someone's background can
give you a perspective about what they might want to discuss.

It's also a good idea to come prepared with documents they might want to
look at - sample mood boards, persona development stuff, wireframes. You can
show the appropriate stuff if the timing is right.

Be prepared to have some tough questions thrown at you - try to anticipate
everything in advance (working under pressure, what your most/least
successful project was and why, what would you change at your job and why,
your greatest strengths as a UX Dir, where you feel you could improve,
working under pressure, managing teams, most difficult internal/client
situations and how you handled them, etc. Also be prepared to discuss why
you want to leave your current job, why you left your last few jobs, and
what you like/dislike. Remember it's the best idea NOT to be negative.

Keep in mind that this is an opportunity to showcase your best work - only
your best work.

Have some questions ready about this, and other, opportunity.

Be prepared to discuss how you relate to, and educate, teams, how you work
with technology/engineering. If it's a job with an agency or development
firm, how you work with, and convince, clients.

Be prepared to talk about the latest developments in online communications -
Web 2.0 application development, if you've worked on mobile projects, etc.,
and if not, what your vision would be for whatever it is that you are
interviewing for. Be prepared to talk about running meetings, presenting
your work, etc.

What role do you play in user testing is a common question, and be prepared
to discuss best practices as well as user research.

Ask follow up questions, including what your next steps should be. And a
thank you note that summarizes why you're the best UX Dir in the history of
humankind is always a good idea.

Very good luck,

Marilyn (I'm a recruiter).

On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 8:31 PM, Brad Ford <modpopinc at gmail.com> wrote:

> What should one take on a interview? The Position is Director of User
> Experience. Which a Big Title and looks like the crammed 4 positions into
> it.
> I will probably use my online examples here:
>
> http://www.creativehotlist.com/b-ford2
>
> Can I get some Hints or Tips ?
> What should I or Not Discuss?
> Any critique n the work being show?
>
> The interview is tomorrow...its the first run with the staffing agency
> tomorrow..
>
>
> Brad Ford
>
> --
> Brad Ford
> www.modpop.com
> 801.699.7038
> Creative Consultant
>
> "I cannot prove a lover,
> To entertain these fair well-spoken days,
> I am determined to prove a villain,
> and hate the idle pleasures of these days"
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