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UPA Careers Event - Thursday 3rd July 2008 by Mind Map: UPA Careers Event - Thursday 3rd July 2008
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UPA Careers Event - Thursday 3rd July 2008

How to get a job

cv + portfolio

user journeys

recommendations

network (small community)!

demonstrate thinking

Trends

minor slowdown

broadening skills base

pay for performance

criticism -> creating solutions

solution vision

not totally a candidate's market ;)

USER INTERFACE MARKETPLACE

more mobile devices

still recruiting

What to look for in firm

mentoring scheme

benefits

tour round the office

enthusiasm from the interviewer

Skills in UX

solution vision

design skills

human factors / HCI

product design

psychology

ergonomics

beyond just IA!

presentation

sector expertise!

more important than HCI

qualifications versus experience

balance

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systems knowledge

business knowledge

Applicants

standouts

kettle end to end design story

recommendations

have a personality!

sector expertise!

enthusiasm

duds

no portfolio

poor presentation

scrappy portfolio

slagging off old employer

typos in the CV!

no questions at interview

no passion

read no books

getting the fit right

see what they can do for real

more the thinking than the website

warts and all about the firm

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