employment

22 Jan 2014 - 5:55pm
+1
34 weeks ago
1 reply
JacobAlonzo
2008

5+ Years required

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.

9 Feb 2012 - 5:20pm
0
2 years ago
1 reply
JasonAlexander
2010

Is hiring picking up where you are?

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.

 

3 Jan 2012 - 11:06am
+1
2 years ago
4 replies
JasonAlexander
2010

Managing your portfolio during an Interview

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.

But what would have been an acceptable answer?

9 Dec 2011 - 11:13am
0
Posted in:
gjhead
2007

JOB! Freelance User Experience Expert

Smith Brothers Agency is an independent, highly creative and collaborative marketing company committed to delivering inspiring ideas for courageous CPG clients – those committed to driving dramatic business growth. We service our national clients from offices in Pittsburgh and San Francisco and look for team mates who are entrepreneurial in their work ethic – self-starters who “own” their areas of responsibility and execute flawlessly – even under aggressive timelines.

3 Nov 2011 - 5:58pm
0
2 years ago
4 replies
moriandyama
2011

Another beginner in need of advice: employment or grad school?

Hello,

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.

1 Jul 2011 - 9:14am
0
3 years ago
4 replies
JasonAlexander
2010

Design Thinking Portfolio

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?

20 Apr 2011 - 2:50am
0
3 years ago
4 replies
Leisa Reichelt
2006

How to hire a UXer - Survey for candidates and employers

On the back of the UX Freelancers Rates survey I did late last year, I'm now investigating t

15 Nov 2010 - 4:38pm
0
3 years ago
4 replies
JasonAlexander
2010

The NDA Barrier

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!

19 Oct 2010 - 4:13pm
0
3 years ago
7 replies
kbackstrand
2010

how do I become employable?

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?

Syndicate content Get the feed