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  • What UX is NOT According to The Experts

    What UX is NOT According to The Experts

    The user experience, or UX, field isn’t new. It’s been lurking in the shadows creating a path for the experiences that have shaped our society for decades. But as a new technological revolution swelled in the 1990’s user experience stepped into the spotlight. It became integral in creating dynamic design and fostering innovation. As the … Read More

  • 10 Reasons You Didn’t Get the Job

    10 Reasons You Didn’t Get the Job

    It’s been said before, but 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. Even if you possess all the qualifications, there’s no guarantee that you’ll be in the final consideration for a position. In fact, there are a … Read More

  • How UX Hiring Should Work According to Staffing Professionals

    How UX Hiring Should Work According to Staffing Professionals

    UX Recruiting and staffing often presents a unique challenge. Job seekers in most fields are accustomed to the traditional and often drawn-out hiring process. But UX professionals and the companies hiring them typically utilize a different recruitment strategy. As experts in understanding how customers think and feel, they tend to regard every situation in terms … Read More

  • Looking to Hire Senior UX Designers? Here’s How to Improve the Interview Process

    Looking to Hire Senior UX Designers? Here’s How to Improve the Interview Process

    The hiring process can be challenging for both employers and job candidates. Given the high costs associated with turnover, it’s not surprising that organizations are willing to put in the additional time and effort necessary to make sure they’ve chosen someone who will be the best possible fit for the position. After reviewing resumes, assessing … 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

  • 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