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Breaking Into UX

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Resumes, Portfolios, and Networking can be a daunting task for design professionals. In this presentation, I break down how you can do all three of them better.

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Breaking Into UX

  1. Br Ux eaking into 14 38 by Brian Sullivan
  2. Brian Sullivan. @BrianKSullivan @bigdesign Hi, my name is #breakingux
  3. 1. Resume 2. Portfolio 3. Networking
  4. Resume (or Rap Sheet)
  5. Resumes contain certain elements.
  6. 1. Do not lie. 2. Link to portfolio. 3. Your uniqueness. 4. Design & UX skills. 5. Your impact to bottom line.
  7. Tips for Resume Writing
  8. 1. Use keywords.
  9. 2. Include all contact info.
  10. 3. Add an objective.
  11. 4. Prioritize content.
  12. 5. Choose Your Style ChronologicalFunction-based
  13. Portfolio (Your Product)
  14. Watch Your Online Presence
  15. Make It Visual
  16. Kevin Schumacher
  17. Same Visual Style
  18. Linked-in Testimonials
  19. Network (Your People)
  20. Your Network = Business
  21. Networking is a Contact Sport
  22. It’s a great book, too!
  23. Best networkers focus on giving, not getting.
  24. Value people over technology.
  25. Your 5/10/15 Plan
  26. 5 Meetings/Encounters Daily
  27. 10 Correspondences Daily
  28. 15 Phone Calls Daily
  29. Networking Template
  30. Hello, my name is ________________. I am a ___________ at ____________. The last cool project I worked on was __________________ where I learned ______,______, and ______. How cool is that! Use This Template. Give Them Your Card.
  31. I have a couple of questions for you. It will take just two minutes: 1. Tell me what you do. 2. Tell me what you love to do. The answers are totally different. Another Approach.
  32. Shake Hands & Exchange Cards.
  33. Business Card Strategy Your business cards go here Their business cards go here
  34. Card Holders Get in the Way.
  35. Introduce Them to Someone You Know.
  36. Everyone Loves a Connector. Be one.
  37. Remember Their Names!
  38. Join UX Dallas Meetup
  39. Come to the Big Design Conference. September 4-6, 2014
  40. What’s My Name?

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