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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

Why Senior UX Designers Turn Down Jobs During 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