Résumé Speed Dating - Let Your Resume Speak for You
A résumé opens the door to the next opportunity, but how do you create an effective résumé? This month, let's learn from the journey of one UX professional about how you can showcase your achievements and talent in your résumé and portfolio. Then, you will have an opportunity to get direct advice from a number of seasoned UX professionals.
Part 1 - Land Your UX Dream Job: Tales from a Hiring Manager
Over the past few years, AppNexus has experienced tremendous growth. Having processed hundreds of applications for UX roles, Ashley Hemingway would like to share some tips and tricks for UX job seekers, to ensure their applications stand out for all the right reasons. In this talk, Ashley will share user-centric principles in order to help job seekers tailor their applications, resumes and portfolios to their “user": the hiring manger.
WHO IS ASHLEY HEMINGWAY?
With over a decade of professional design experience, Ashley believes that “happiness is making the things that you wish existed”. She is currently the Director of User Experience at AppNexus, one of New York’s fastest growing companies. Previously, she has designed tablet apps for the pharmaceutical industry, websites and applications for large retail and banking brands, and packaging for consumer and beauty care products. She has also consulted for several startups, where she loved turning early concepts into established and trusted brands while advocating for customer-centric design principles. Ashley is a graduated of DAAP at the University of Cincinnati. During the few minutes a day she is not online, she can be found indulging in too much television, curiosity and cheese.
Part 2 - Résumé Speed Dating
What is it and how does it work?
A series of 2-person stations are set up around the room. A reviewer (a senior-level UX-industry professional or UX-industry recruiter) is seated at each station. Participants sit with the reviewer and hand over their resume plus whatever work samples they've brought, and in the few minutes allowed, the reviewer provides their assessment. Feedback is brief and high-level. At the end of the session it's time for the participant to move on.
Work samples may include wireframes, documentation, screenshots, etc. Samples can be presented on paper or via laptops or tablets. This will make it possible for reviewers to get a much clearer picture of participants' capabilities in the time allowed.
In order to get the most out of résumé speed dating, attendees are highly encouraged to bring the following items:
- 15 printed copies of your résumé
- Optional: Work samples (print out or on mobile device)
- Optional: Business cards
Meet Our Reviewers!
| Ashley Hemingway
Director of UX
UX Team Lead / Manager, UX Design, UX Research
UX Team Lead
UX Designer, Senior UX Designer , UX Team Lead, UX Researcher
UX Research Manager
UX Researcher (Qualitative and Quantitative), UX Designer
Senior UX Talent Manager
UX Design, UX Research, Information Architects, Strategists
UX Designer, Interaction Designer, Information Architect, Usability Testing
User Experience Architect
UX Design, Visual Design, UX Research
VP, UX Manager
UX Architect, Information Architect, Visual Designer, Creative Director
VP, User Experience
The Joanne Weaver Group
UX Design, UX/UI Design, UI Design, Product Design, Service Design
| Ariel Lopez
User Researcher, UX Designer, Visual Designer, UI Designer
Product Designer UX Designer Front-end Developer UI Designer
| Tammy Sachs
UX Researcher, UX Strategist, UX Designer
User Experience Researcher
Director of User Research
FactSet Research Systems
Senior User Experience Researcher User Experience Researcher
Principal Information Architect
Information Architect, Interaction Designer, User Experience Designer, etc.
User Experience Designer
Senior/Lead/Assistant UX Designer, Information Architect, Interaction Designer
Vice President/Lead Digital Recruiter
Product Designer, UI Designer, Interaction Designer, UX Designer, Front-end Developer
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|| Networking & Refreshments
|| Opening Announcements
|| Part 1 - Land Your UX Dream Job: Tales from a Hiring Manager
|| Part 2 - Résumé Speed Dating
|| More Networking & Refreshments
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