What you’ll learn
Learn to build the kind of competitive, effective, impactful UX portfolio recruiters, employers and prospective clients want to see!
Why (and how) your portfolio is sabotaging your job (or client) search
The ONE thing every single portfolio gets WRONG
What employers and clients really want from your portfolio
The one thing you MUST speak to, visually and verbally
Why impressive visuals WON’T get you the job
How to position yourself as a strategic asset, not an order-taker
The right (and wrong) way to present case studies
The only 3 things any recruiter, employer or client cares about
Using social media — and making sure it doesn’t hurt you
A FREE, downloadable portfolio guidebook to walk you step-by-step through creating a winning portfolio
A portfolio template that details the required content recruiters, employers and potential clients need to see.
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I’m going to let you in on a little secret:
There’s a damn good chance your portfolio — no matter how visually impressive or cleverly worded it may be — is working against you.
It’s the reason you’re not getting messages from recruiters.
It’s the reason those job applications or messages you’ve sent to recruiters seem to have disappeared into the void.
It’s the reason prospective clients suddenly go dark on you and stop responding to your calls and emails.
In my nearly 30-year career, I’ve hired plenty of UXers and Designers; for my own company and for a dozen other organizations who built UX practices from the ground up. And what I’ve seen over the years, then and now, is that the formats and presentations 98% of people use for their UX portfolios actually hide the things that truly make them excellent candidates.
Things I often only discovered after hitting the wall and forcing myself to spend a lot of time I didn’t really have revisiting those portfolios in depth, digging deep into navigation and case studies.
In any event, I felt like something needed to be done — specifically, this course.
A path to quickly illustrate these critical mistakes and show you a better, more effective way to structure and present your work and your value — to recruiters, hiring managers, employers and prospective clients.
I’m inviting you to forget whatever you’ve been told about how to create an online portfolio.
Because if it’s anything like the hundreds I’ve seen, you’re not doing yourself any favors.
So in this course, across 14 lectures, I’m going to give you everything you need to do it better, from the perspective of the person doing the hiring.
Whether that person is a recruiter, an HR or company exec, or a prospective client looking for freelance help, I’m going to walk you through what works and what doesn’t, with real-world examples.
I’m going to show you why you’re making it harder for yourself to get noticed and get hired. Because even if your work itself is spectacular (which I’m sure it is), I have no doubt you’re making many of the same mistakes I’ve seen thus far in my own recruiting endeavors.
More importantly, I’ll show you exactly what you should be doing instead, from the very first screen.
Who this course is for:
- UXers, Designers and Developers looking to land a UX/Design job…or freelancers looking to land their next big client.
- Why The Standard of UX Portfolio Excellence… Is Mediocrity
- The Barriers to Getting Hired Almost EVERY UX Portfolio Creates
- The 3 Things You MUST Include in Your UX Portfolio
- Selling “YOU”
- What Does a Powerful UX Portfolio Look Like?
- Things to Remember
- How to Write a Compelling Case Study + Portfolio Template: Downloads + Resources