Course Description

Every designer and researcher needs help to get their next position. In this class, you will learn from two industry professionals, who know what hiring managers and recruiters want in their candidates. During this class, you will be presented with a series of interactive activities to help you prepare for your next career move.

Course Outline

In this class, you will learn to:

  • Build a personal brand statement that resonates with people
  • Show an easy-to-use networking strategy that anyone can use (even introverts)
  • Ways to improve your resume to make you stand out from other candidates
  • Understand the key sections of a portfolio for designers and researchers
  • Know the importance of a case study and why it is critical for your portfolio
  • Review examples of case studies from killer portfolios
  • Understand what recruiters and hiring managers want to see from you
  • Three different ways to handle NDAs from clients about private projects
  • Understand how to get your resume and portfolio online (with real success stories)
  • Ways to tell a compelling story and move beyond pretty screenshots
  • Create/update your resume and portfolio with real feedback from hiring managers and recruiters
  • Strategies that anticipate potential questions you might get an interview

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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