In this latest installment of Tuesdays with Joe, I tackle the ridiculous UX job postings we’ve all seen: strange mashups of titles, conflicting qualifications and unicorn-like combinations of UX, design and development skills. How can your UX portfolio possibly address all of this?
I’m sure you’ve seen those job listings, which tend to read like this:
“Jack-of-All-Possible-UX-UI-Design-and-Development-Trades-Wanted. Must know everything there is to know about anything and everything related to all of these disciplines. Two brains (left and right) preferable. Must also be able to do this work with one hand tied behind back and blindfolded while treading water in shark-infested oceans.”
As we all know, there are a million and one inaccurate titles and job descriptions, some of which are only related to UX by the loosest of threads.
But you know what? It really doesn’t matter.
If the way you present yourself to the world in your UX portfolio tells the right story, these ridiculous asks and expectations don’t matter.
In this episode of Tuesdays with Joe, I’ll explain why — along with how you can transcend those expectations in your portfolio.
I’ll also take a minute to tell you a little about a UX portfolio course that walks you through the exact steps to take in order to do that.
It’s called Build a Powerful UX Portfolio and it’s part of my NEW online school, the UX 365 Academy.
During the course, I’ll walk you through everything that’s wrong with almost every online UX portfolio in existence — and I say that because I’m helping a client staff up right now and, as I said earlier, I’ve seen almost 250 of them. I’ll show you the mistakes you’re likely making that only make it more difficult for you to get noticed and get hired.
And of course, you’ll learn exactly what should be in your portfolio from the very first screen to the last, and how you should present content, images and case studies.
Check out the link to learn more, enroll and put yourself on the path to a better, more rewarding gig, whether as an employee, freelancer or independent consultant.
I hope you’ll join us, and I hope you always strive to GIVE GOOD UX!