UX careers advice - how to get a job in UX

Top design careers advice from leading UX practitioners, designers and researchers.

We know it’s tough to get a break into a user experience design job, so here’s a collection of articles to help you on your way.

Careers at Foolproof

When we're looking to fill new positions we post them on our careers page. Alternatively you can follow our page on LinkedIn to receive notifications when a new post goes live. We also like people to reach out to us if the job they're looking for is currently not listed.

The UX portfolio and CV

A great portfolio and CV showcases your projects in an engaging way while succinctly describing your approach and design thinking.

Tactics for crafting your UX portfolio (article by Foolproof)

CV writing - top tips for ux job applications (article by Foolproof)

What makes a good Foolproof candidate?

In this interview Principal Designer, Tim Caynes, reveals what looks for in prospective candidates:

The interview

The interview can be scary. These tips from digital creatives who regularly conduct interviews will help you avoid the common pitfalls of the UX job interview.

How to nail a digital design interview (article by FutureHeads)

Responsive interviewing techniques: How to be a UX Chameleon (article by The Drum)

Soft skills you need for UX designer jobs

These softer skills are the ones which will make you a brilliant design practitioner, but also open up new career opportunities to apply design thinking at senior levels in the world of work.

5 non-design, design skills to make you stand out (article by Foolproof)

The pros and cons of working in a digital agency

Some of the more common arguments for why UX designers decide not to work agency-side from UX/UI mobile development consultant.

Why do so many UX Designers refuse to work in a digital agency? (article by Matthew Macdonald)

How to be the very best designer

London’s most respected UX practitioners tell us what differentiates a mediocre designer from the very best. Apparently, it’s all about spunk and seeing the wider picture.

Spunk, the only way to get ahead as a designer (article by UX Switch)

How to get started in UX

Leaving university and starting out in the world of work is exciting. Amy Shore shares her experience of transitioning from university to starting a career in user experience.

Breaking into a careers in UX (article by Foolproof)

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