Sorry to break it to you, but you will not be working here upon graduation from your bootcamp. Photo by Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash

User experience design (or UX design, for short) is a field that is being touted left and right as one of the hot new fields to break into, and it will probably attract a surge of more people as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you are in an unrelated field and are tired of your job and career prospects, or you are in college and aiming for a job in UX design upon graduation, you have probably read a ton of very rosy opportunities about this field.

Before we dive into the meat of the article (which I…


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As a disclaimer; this is a LONG article (Medium pegged it as almost a 45 minute read). I mostly wrote it for myself (in case I need advice from my past self), so feel free to skim and read the parts that are relevant to you, or read the whole thing. Enjoy!

As I begin to write this article, it is February 14th, 2021. Valentine's day. The day when people are showing off their cute Instagram couple photos, the grocery stores are lined with pink and red candy boxes, and love songs blast the radio stations.

Today, I was going…


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Wow! It has been two years since I last wrote my very first article for the UX Collective, and for my own personal blog, Growing Into UX. Since then, I have worked at two agencies, and I am currently at an in-house software position in the heart of Silicon Slopes. I have also published numerous articles on Medium, I am running my own LinkedIn livestream show, and I am planning a 2021 TedX talk, among other pretty cool UX projects in the pipeline.

Wherever you are in your UX career, whether you are curious about this field or you have…


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Before we get into the meat of this article, I want to emphasize that you are NOT guaranteed a job at any company, no matter how badly you want to work there. I don’t know your specific skillset, relevant experience, or anything else that distinguishes you as a candidate.

With that said, nearly every time I have approached an interview with this approach, it turns out quite positively for me, and it has had a dramatically positive effect on the outcome of my interviews; even when I was brand-new in this field.

P.S. During this article, I will refer to…


Photo by Julius Drost on Unsplash

Before we get into the meat of this article, I want to emphasize that you are NOT guaranteed a job at any company, no matter how badly you want to work there. I don’t know your specific skillset, relevant experience, or anything else that distinguishes you as a candidate.

With that said, nearly every time I have approached an interview with this approach, it turns out quite positively for me, and it has had a dramatically positive effect on the outcome of my interviews; even when I was brand-new in this field.

P.S. During this article, I will refer to…


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User Experience design is a field that has been emerging more and more as the “hot new career” to get into. Jobs are popping up all over the place, and tech is evolving at lightning-fast speeds, which not only prompts the demand for UX designers but also for bootcamps and other formal and informal educational institutions to be able to meet the growing need.

Many new UX designers are coming from a bootcamp, although some also come from self-study, as well as the traditional routes like colleges and universities.

Regardless of what educational experience you are seeking to help you…


Photo by Kevin Noble on Unsplash

User Experience design is a field that has been emerging more and more as the “hot new career” to get into. Jobs are popping up all over the place, and tech is evolving at lightning-fast speeds, which not only prompts the demand for UX designers but also for bootcamps and other formal and informal educational institutions to be able to meet the growing need.

Many new UX designers are coming from a bootcamp, although some also come from self-study, as well as the traditional routes like colleges and universities.

Regardless of what educational experience you are seeking to help you…


Bootcamp mentorship
Bootcamp mentorship
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As a disclaimer, I am NOT endorsing, or sponsored by any tech bootcamp, masters program, online education resource, UX coach, or anything along those lines. I am merely stating what I have noticed, and what has worked for me as a former bootcamp student who successfully transitioned into a full-time user experience career.

Brand-new UX designers who connect with me on LinkedIn ask me this question A LOT. …


Bootcamp mentorship
Bootcamp mentorship
Photo by NESA by Makers on Unsplash

As a disclaimer, I am NOT endorsing, or sponsored by any tech bootcamp, masters program, online education resource, UX coach, or anything along those lines. I am merely stating what I have noticed, and what has worked for me as a former bootcamp student who successfully transitioned into a full-time user experience career.

Brand-new UX designers who connect with me on LinkedIn ask me this question A LOT. …


Sorry to break it to you, but you won’t be working here right out of your bootcamp. Photo by Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash

User experience design (or UX design, for short) is a field that is being touted left and right as one of the hot new fields to break into, and it will probably attract a surge of more people as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you are in an unrelated field and are tired of your job and career prospects, or you are in college and aiming for a job in UX design upon graduation, you have probably read a ton of very rosy prospects about this field.

Before we dive into the meat of the article (which I…

Samuel Harper

Professional UX designer and UX career coach; I help brand-new UX designers land their first jobs, excel in their first jobs, and network like a badass!

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