This is Amanda Stockwell's session from UX Australia 2015 in Brisbane.
The session discussed the unique challenges that UX professionals face when crafting their career path and finding roles that are both appropriate fits for their existing skill sets and offer opportunities to grow. It helped the attendees understand UX career options and help them craft their work samples and personal interactions to maximise their chances for success, whatever that looks like to them.
The session included a discussion of:
The varying career paths within UX and definitions of success
What employers are looking for in UX professionals
Ways to utilise existing UX skills to illustrate strengths and articulate value within a work environment or to potential employers
Tips to improve work samples to demonstrate expertise
Methods to present and brands oneself