Career Workshop

Pre-Conference Workshop

Pre-conference workshops are an additional cost. You can register for this workshop and other workshops when you register for the conference. Register online.

About the Workshop

The Career Workshop is a half-day event that teaches attendees how to optimize their career search. Attendees will learn the skills needed to be successfully competitive in today’s job market, and will get the opportunity to network and share ideas.

Divided into four information-packed sessions, the workshop will include open discussions and individual and team exercises:

  1. Preparing for Your Job Search Search
    • Should you begin a job search? How to weigh your options
    • Using careers sites and networking to determine what employers are currently looking for
    • Communicating what IAs do, to recruiters
    • How to work well with agency recruiters and/or corporate recruiters
    • Applying lessons learned to cover letters and interview conversations
  2. The Wrath of the Resume
    • The good, the bad and the ugly
    • Updating your resume to get the attention of those seeking UX-related talent
    • Group exercise: Resume Critique Studio (Positives & Deltas)
  3. Show ‘em Your Goods: Professional Handling of Your Portfolio
    • Understanding what makes a great portfolio
    • Determining the best method to present it
    • Group exercise: Portfolio Critique Studio (Positives & Deltas)
  4. Face to Face: The Interview
    • Communication tips for before, during and after the interview
    • The Standards: Questions you need to have answers for
    • Examining what interviewers want to hear
    • Presenting yourself through your portfolio
    • Show & Tell: Interview Disasters
    • Group exercise: Live Interview Role Play (with a Real Recruiter Who Might Want to Hire You!)