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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  • My name is Brian Sullivan. We will use the hashtag Picasso for this presentation. You can follow me @bigdesign or @BrianKSullivan.
  • Along with our friends, we organize the Big Design Conference. We are in our 6th year. The conference is in early September. We hope you can come.
  • My name is Brian Sullivan. We will use the hashtag Picasso for this presentation. You can follow me @bigdesign or @BrianKSullivan.
  • 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?