UPA Careers Event - Thursday 3rd July 2008

Ken's mind map of he UPA Careers Event in London

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1. How to get a job

1.1. cv + portfolio

1.2. user journeys

1.3. recommendations

1.4. network (small community)!

1.5. demonstrate thinking

2. Trends

2.1. minor slowdown

2.2. broadening skills base

2.3. pay for performance

2.4. criticism -> creating solutions

2.5. solution vision

2.6. not totally a candidate's market ;)

2.7. USER INTERFACE MARKETPLACE

2.8. more mobile devices

2.9. still recruiting

3. What to look for in firm

3.1. mentoring scheme

3.2. benefits

3.3. tour round the office

3.4. enthusiasm from the interviewer

4. Skills in UX

4.1. solution vision

4.2. design skills

4.3. human factors / HCI

4.4. product design

4.5. psychology

4.6. ergonomics

4.7. beyond just IA!

4.8. presentation

4.9. sector expertise!

4.9.1. more important than HCI

4.10. qualifications versus experience

4.10.1. balance

4.10.2. New node

4.11. systems knowledge

4.12. business knowledge

5. Applicants

5.1. standouts

5.1.1. kettle end to end design story

5.1.2. recommendations

5.1.3. have a personality!

5.1.4. sector expertise!

5.1.5. enthusiasm

5.2. duds

5.2.1. no portfolio

5.2.2. poor presentation

5.2.3. scrappy portfolio

5.2.4. slagging off old employer

5.2.5. typos in the CV!

5.2.6. no questions at interview

5.2.7. no passion

5.2.8. read no books

5.3. getting the fit right

5.3.1. see what they can do for real

5.3.2. more the thinking than the website

5.3.3. warts and all about the firm

5.3.4. New node