I mentor someone who has the less than the 5 plus years of experience that most user experience jobs require. I know there is much debate about this requirement, but I was wondering if it is more of a geographic requirement? Also, is it really a requirement at all? I remember reading a job posting in 2006 requiring 10 years of experience in information architecture and most if not all of the common deliverables, but no portfolio requirement.
I have recently been getting more employment traction than I have ever had before. I was wondering if you are experiencing the same? I am currently in the NYC area.
Is there any implications for this increase in hiring? I was just contacted by a recruiter for several mid-west opportunities at the same agency, willing to do a fly-in-fly-out contracting arragement. I am actively interviewing locally, but I do want to explore all avenues.
I had a somewhat negative experience during an interview last month, but I partly blame myself.
I had worked on a website redesign and showed some wireframes during the interview. Well, the site had then been redesigned after my redesign and this all occured in the span of less than 6 months according to my guesstimate.
I was asked why the site had been redesigned after my redesign and all I could muster was "I am not sure".
I partly blame myself because I was unaware of the succeeding redesign.
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Sorry to write another one of these beginner's advice threads: I know there are a lot of them and I have read a lot of them. I would still like to try to get some advice pertaining to my specific situation, if that's all right.
I am caught up in the NDA and out dated portolfio dilemma. I am not able to show my best work or recent work because of non-disclosure agreements or the fact that things have been re-designed or are just not current.
I was wonerding if it would be acceptable to create new deliverables. I do not have any paid mobile experience, so I wanted to start with that.
Are employer's more interested in the way I think, rather than what I have been paid to do in the past?
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!
HI all: I tried posting this question some time ago but got very few responses. Hopefully this title is catchier!
I'm transitioning from many years of no career in particular, to a developing interest in Interaction Design and Information Architecture. I'm currently pursing a masters in Library and Information Science.
Most job postings I've read want at least 3-5 years of experience. HOW DO I GET THAT?? How do I start to get the experience I need so that eventually I will be attractive to employers?