6 ways to improve your UX portfolio so you can stand out to UX recruiters and hiring managers
Hey there, this masterclass is currently offline while we update it with some new insights and tips about UX portfolios.
Good news … we have something even better to help you with your entire job search, not just your portfolio 😉
Career Strategy Lab
A 6-Month UX Career Accelerator
Are you a UX or Product Professional who wants to land your dream job without applying to hundreds of roles?
Career Strategy Lab™ combines expert training, a template toolkit, and personalized coaching to help you create an effective resume and portfolio and conduct a strategy job search so you can stand out and get more interviews.
Our clients have been hired around the world at:
Did you think you’d be in your new job in UX or Product Development by now?
In reality, the entire process of landing your next role has been a lot harder than you imagined right?
Does this sound familiar? Right now you’re …
But if you’re honest, you wish you could …
You’ve been piecing together UX job search articles, tips, and advice, but they only leads to confusion & wasted time.
But this DIY approach for your UX job search hasn’t worked. You’ve hit a dead end on the journey to get your next role, here’s why …
So how do land your dream UX or Product job without applying to hundreds of roles?
When you have a solid UX strategy for your career, 6 crucial things happen:
When you see a role, you apply within hours instead of spending days getting your materials together.
You understand how to navigate the job search, position yourself, and build authentic career relationships.
You have clarity about your career path, what you want to do, and how you’re going to get there.
You know how to confidently communicate the impact, value, and depth of your skills and experience.
You stand out once you are hired because your communication skills are off the charts, making you a high-value team member.
You’re more fulfilled, work at a company that aligns with your values and you’re on a team where you feel supported.
By implementing the strategies we teach, our clients have landed their dream UX jobs in an average of 12 weeks and see average salary increases of 56%.
Secured a 100% salary jump
“I accepted a position as a Senior UX Designer for a Fortune 500 financial company in Texas.
My salary is a 100% increase. So basically I make double what I was making at my last job.”
Got hired in a pandemic
“I got hired during a pandemic! After not getting many interviews, I enrolled and got hired as a Digital experience Designer. “
Pivoted to User Research
“I accepted a role but then got a better offer from Google so I accepted that one! Two years ago if you would’ve told me I’d be here today I wouldn’t have believed it!“
Got more interviews
“Previously I was getting no interviews! Your program helped me articulate my process during interviews. I was offered a Product Designer role at Lowe’s Home Improvement. “
Moved up into Leadership
“I was not writing my case studies the correct way. After following your strategies, I got hired to build a UX team at Lockheed Martin. “
Career Strategy Lab™
A 6-month UX career accelerator for UX and Product professionals who want to land their next job without wasting time applying to hundreds of roles.
What’s included in the 6-month Career Strategy Lab program
Access to the 6-month Career Strategy Lab Program & On Demand Curriculum
This program is designed to be a 6-month experience.
This will allow you to create effective career assets, conduct a strategic job search, prepare for interviews, and evaluate the incredible job offers you’ll have.
Weekly Critiques & Reviews Of Your Work
Critiques are your chance to submit your work and receive 1:1 feedback in a group setting. You’ll receive personalized and expert feedback on your portfolio, resume, cover letter, job search strategy, etc.
And, you’ll learn a ton from seeing the work of others and hearing their critiques – our clients consistently say this is the most valuable part of the program!
Weekly Group Coaching Calls
Every other week, we will have coaching calls together where you can get your questions answered in a group setting.
This is where we can discuss career strategy, overcome challenges, and go deep into individual questions related to your portfolio, resume, job search, or career strategy.
Weekly co-working sessions To Help You Stay Accountable
Join us every week for a 60-minute co-working session with others in CSL.
This is a great way to create some momentum and routine as you work your way through CSL. And, you’ll also get to know some of your peers and get to ask questions about what you’re working on in real-time!
Our Full Curriculum, Templates, And Job Search Script Library
Access all our worksheets, resources, checklists, and templates to help you reach your career goals faster.
This includes access to our fillable Google Docs for writing your portfolio and resume, along with job search scripts to help you with outreach, follow up, negotiation, and more.
Access to the private Career Strategy Lab Community (not on Facebook)
Surround yourself with committed, driven, and focused UX and Product professionals. Ask questions, get support, and see what’s working for other people on their journey to get their next role.
You’ll meet other ambitious professionals, form authentic relationships, and challenge each other to reach your goals and not settle.
Here’s what we’ll do together inside Career Strategy Lab
We designed every step of this program to help take the guess-work out of getting your next UX role.
When you follow our strategies and methods you’ll get the right stuff done faster … instead of constantly Googling what to do.
Establish Your UX Career Roadmap
Write & Design Your UX Portfolio
Create a Resume That Stands Out
Optimize Your LinkedIn Presence
Conduct A Strategic UX Job Search
Ace Your UX Job Interviews
Career Strategy Lab was designed for UX professionals who want to take their career to the next level.
Please note, this is not a UX bootcamp. We will not teach you how to do UX, so if you are trying to figure out the difference between UX and UI or what exactly UX is, this is not for you.
You’ve invested in a UX education program.
You’re switching to UX from another industry.
You’re ready to move up in your existing UX career.
We are on a mission to put you in control of your UX career path and job search so you can reach your professional goals.
And you are invited to join us!
Before you apply, let’s see if you’re ready for Career Strategy Lab:
This is not a fit if you:
This is a fit if you:
Career Strategy Lab Application Process
Fill out the application form below.
If accepted, watch the training video.
Decide to enroll in Career Strategy Lab.
Land your dream UX or Product role.
Hey there, I’m Sarah Doody.
I’m a self taught User Researcher & Experience Designer and I got started in UX in 2005 and in 2012 started my own UX consultancy.
In 2012 I created and taught General Assembly’s very first 12-week UX immersive in NYC.
I’ve given UX talks and workshops all over the world including London, Sydney, Paris, Berlin, Lisbon, NYC, and more.
Google’s tried to hire me twice, but I turned them down. Best decision ever.
My passion is to see UX and Product professionals have the confidence and clarity to pursue and reach their career dreams.
What would it mean for your career if you could be in your dream role in 6 months or less, and with a salary higher than what you earn now?
Note → 50% is the average salary increase we’ve seen for our clients.
Let’s do the math … how much is it costing you every month you’re not in your new role?
Let’s say it takes you 9 months to get your next role.
BUT, what happens if you get hired in 6 months?
You get 2 extra months at your higher salary!
Don’t miss out or waste any more time!
Let me show you how to apply UX and Product Development principles to your career so you can get hired in weeks (not months) and with less stress.
It’s time to get your dream role & do the work you’re passionate about!
These UX professionals from all career stages followed my step by step strategies and landed their UX dream jobs! If it worked for them, it can work for you!
Some of the companies people who’ve worked with us have been hired at:
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