The portfolio is king. Work experience is important. I don’t think a degree is as important – Annie Jarvis, Senior UX Director


A portfolio is how I’m going to learn more about you and what you’ve been able to achieve. – Matthew Nesbitt, UX Design Manager


Tell a story. People like to be entertained and hiring managers are no different. What was the conflict? What was the resolution? Talk about the progress from phase to phase. This is a great way of expressing the constraints and challenges that come with any project. – Matthew Nesbitt, UX Design Manager


Explain the testing you did to validate your design and show us how you iterated based on the results. – Rhonda Gilligan, UX Design Manager


The portfolio is more than proof that you’ve done the work. It’s also a way to present yourself to us in your best light — what’s your superpower? – Matthew Nesbitt, UX Design Manager


If no one will hire you to work on their projects, create your own. Help small business owners or nonprofits with your UX skills. The more real experience you have, the easier it is for employers to figure out if you can do the job. – Annie Jarvis, Senior UX Director


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