UX design jobs and specialists have been in demand for the last three years. In 2020, this profession has been in want even more, which makes it harder to find a job for a beginner UX designer.
The most frequent complaint about finding a job in the field is that the market is crowded with specialists, so, how can a freshman in UX find a job and develop necessary skills? Let's take a look!
To gain proper experience in UX by working with a team is a good idea. What to do if you apply for the UX designer jobs as a junior and no one wants to hire you at least without 2 years experience? That's what you do:
To know how to sell yourself is just one tiny part of finding a job as a UX designer. Being a good designer required skills and experience. Master any custom tool, improve your work by adding, new features, and learn new things constantly. Here are the tools you need to know to find work as a UX designer:
And the soft skills you have to master to find a job in UX:
These are the basic skills and tools to learn for a designer who wants to get a job in the field.
How to create an efficient resume for a beginner in UX? Here is our full guide.
Also, there are many platforms where you can publish your resume: it will be much easier to find for a recruiter a web version of your CV.
Create a profile at these platforms, make it visible, choose a nice photo, but links and your social media contacts so the recruiters see that the resume is active.
This may sound old-fashioned, but it's a useful tip when looking for work in small companies and startups where UX designers and CEOs communicate with you directly. They have more time than HR specialists in large companies, and they can read you an inspiring story. More information and tips can be find in this video:
To mention: always set up realistic goals in learning tools, gaining experience, and so on. If you do that, you'll gradually become a seasoned UX designer.