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10 Reasons You Didn’t Get the Job

10 Reasons You Didn’t Get the Job

Finding a job is hard. It requires a great deal of research, legwork, and preparation, and that’s before you even manage to land an interview. If you are fortunate enough to reach the interview process, there’s no guarantee that you’ll be in the final consideration for a position even if you possess all the qualifications. ... Read More
 
UX Job Seeker, Know Thyself

UX Job Seeker, Know Thyself

To find your dream UX job, start by clearly defining your dream. Sounds simple enough but we often see successful, skilled UXers who aren’t happy in their current role unable to define the parameters that could make all the difference. When asked what characteristics they think of when they think of their dream job, we ... Read More
 
Top 5 Reasons to Hire Independent UX Contractors

Top 5 Reasons to Hire Independent UX Contractors

As a UX staffing and recruiting firm, UX Hires has seen the value independent contractors can bring to startups and established organizations alike. According to Freelancing in America 2016, a study by Upwork and the Freelancers Union, 55 million Americans (35%) are freelancers, with 19.1 million of those identifying as Independent Contractors. And as the ... Read More
 
LinkedIn Profile Do’s and Don’ts

LinkedIn Profile Do’s and Don’ts

If LinkedIn is a snapshot of your professional career, then that picture is worth a thousand words. As UX recruiters for everyone from startups to Fortune 100 companies, we often use LinkedIn as a recruiting tool and a way to discover and search for new talent. And we’re not alone. So, if you want to ... Read More
 
How to Write a Successful Job Description

How to Write a Successful Job Description

When you post a user experience (UX) job description, particularly in the current candidate-driven market, you have about 30 seconds to entice someone to want to read further and decide if they want to work for you. So, attracting the right candidate to fill a UX role must begin with the right job description. Your ... Read More
 
How to Find and Lockdown Great UX Talent

How to Find and Lockdown Great UX Talent

The user experience (UX) field has become a fast-paced market, exploding into not only a beneficial but a necessary component to a company’s success. User centric design is imperative, leaving companies scrambling to find qualified UX designers to keep their products, services, and businesses thriving and with a competitive edge. But in a UX candidate ... Read More
 
What UX is NOT.

What UX is NOT.

The user experience (UX) field isn’t new. It’s been lurking in the shadows creating a pathway for the experiences that have shaped our society for decades. But as a new technological revolution swelled in the 1990’s UX stepped into the spotlight. It became integral in creating dynamic design and fostering innovation. As the landscape becomes ... Read More
 
Hiring Great User Experience Talent Starts with a Great Hiring Experience

Hiring Great User Experience Talent Starts with a Great Hiring Experience

Organizations of all sizes and varieties have come to realize the value of the customer’s experience through their user journey. This realization has led to the ascension of the User Experience (UX) role, and its role-based derivatives of UX Designer, UX Researcher, and Visual/User Interface (UI) Designer. Why? According to Forrester Research[1], every dollar invested ... Read More