I have really had this day with a recruiter, going back and forth regarding work samples. I am relatively new to the UX field and I do not have the 5+ years of experience that so many job postings are requiring!
I only have a few deliverables that are not protected by a "non-disclosure agreement" or "not to be shown without specific written consent of <"blank">. I understand I won't make any headway with this recruiter, though I am perplexed at her attempt to even try to understand my deliervable's, since it has been clear they are very foreign to her!
I started in information architecture in 2007, I got out of it and now I am trying to get back into IA/UX. I consequently do not have the 5+ years of experience or the mandatory "senior titles", but I do have the education! I came across this in a recent job posting: "5+ years of agency experience working on site builds. Someone who really understands the user experience." I was initially hired because I was a user experience professional.
We have an immediate need for a contract Flash Prototyper here in New York City. It will be onsite and for a minimum of 3 weeks of full-time work.
You will be building interfaces in Flash with tons of actionscript. The ability to follow direction to the letter and be quick about it. We are a fun group of senior level interaction design architects.
Pay is very competitive and no need to be a guru as long as you have a fluent understanding of the prototype process.
Email me with your portfolio of flash interfaces, email@example.com.
Just to give you a quick heads up that Nokia has now launched a careers group on LinkedIn. Please search for Nokia: Global Careers. We are aiming to create a one stop community for news, discussion and live roles. So far the response has been amazing and we have had hundreds of requests to join in the last couple of days alone.
So if you're thinking about a new role or if you're looking to engage in the Nokia Career community then please come and join.
Folks, the UX department at Belkin is hiring UX people and making use of UX people as contractors.
Belkin makes a lot of different consumer electronics accessories: home networking equipment, laptop accessories, iPod, iPad, iPhone, and smartphone accessories, power and cabling products, and exciting new stuff that we’re not telling the world about yet. And we want you to help us make them better.
I'm currently based in the Philippines / Hong Kong and am heading back to London (I'm British) in a few weeks when I've wrapped up work here. I should be here Monday 3rd June and I'd like to attend the next IxDA meeting in London to meet you guys and network.
My questions are about London: What's the work situation like there? And who are the best people to contact?
I've been watching the job announcements on this forum and there seems
to be an uptick in the last couple of months.
My theory is that skill sets in high demand can be an early indicator
of economic recovery. I am measuring this based upon salary and my
perception of unemployment in amongst our profession. I honestly don't
know to many Ixd's that are unemployed. Not very scientific... but
that is what I am operating with and basing my hunch upon.
Just wondering your thoughts. Is there an increased demand for what we
do in these recent months?