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Build a Powerful UX Portfolio (that gets you HIRED!)

Learn to build the kind of competitive, effective, impactful UX portfolio recruiters, employers and prospective clients
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 49m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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I’m going to let you in on a little secret:
There’s a damn good chance your portfolio — no matter how visually impressive or cleverly worded it may be — is working against you.
It’s the reason you’re not getting messages from recruiters.
It’s the reason those job applications or messages you’ve sent to recruiters seem to have disappeared into the void.
It’s the reason prospective clients suddenly go dark on you and stop responding to your calls and emails.
In my nearly 30-year career, I’ve hired plenty of UXers and Designers; for my own company and for a dozen other organizations who built UX practices from the ground up.  And what I’ve seen over the years, then and now, is that the formats and presentations 98% of people use for their UX portfolios actually hide the things that truly make them excellent candidates.
Things I often only discovered after hitting the wall and forcing myself to spend a lot of time I didn’t really have revisiting those portfolios in depth, digging deep into navigation and case studies.
In any event, I felt like something needed to be done — specifically, this course.
A path to quickly illustrate these critical mistakes and show you a better, more effective way to structure and present your work and your value — to recruiters, hiring managers, employers and prospective clients.
I’m inviting you to forget whatever you’ve been told about how to create an online portfolio.
Because if it’s anything like the hundreds I’ve seen, you’re not doing yourself any favors.
So in this course, across 14 lectures, I’m going to give you everything you need to do it better, from the perspective of the person doing the hiring.
Whether that person is a recruiter, an HR or company exec, or a prospective client looking for freelance help, I’m going to walk you through what works and what doesn’t, with real-world examples.
I’m going to show you why you’re making it harder for yourself to get noticed and get hired. Because even if your work itself is spectacular (which I’m sure it is), I have no doubt you’re making many of the same mistakes I’ve seen thus far in my own recruiting endeavors.
More importantly, I’ll show you exactly what you should be doing instead, from the very first screen.

You will learn

✓ Learn to build the kind of competitive, effective, impactful UX portfolio recruiters, employers and prospective clients want to see!
✓ Why (and how) your portfolio is sabotaging your job (or client) search
✓ The ONE thing every single portfolio gets WRONG
✓ What employers and clients really want from your portfolio
✓ The one thing you MUST speak to, visually and verbally
✓ Why impressive visuals WON’T get you the job
✓ How to position yourself as a strategic asset, not an order-taker
✓ The right (and wrong) way to present case studies
✓ The only 3 things any recruiter, employer or client cares about
✓ Using social media — and making sure it doesn’t hurt you
✓ A FREE, downloadable portfolio guidebook to walk you step-by-step through creating a winning portfolio
✓ A portfolio template that details the required content recruiters, employers and potential clients need to see.


• None.

This course is for

• UXers, Designers and Developers looking to land a UX/Design job…or freelancers looking to land their next big client.
30-year UX + Design Veteran; Consultant, Author & Speaker
Joe Natoli has launched five successful online courses with Udemy on the topics of User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) Design, with more than 200,000+ students enrolled to date.
Joe has been preaching and practicing the gospel of User Experience (UX) to Fortune 100, 500 and Government organizations for nearly three decades. That work includes commercial industry leaders like Google Ventures, Kroll/Duff + Phelps, Broadridge, Conde Nast, Johns Hopkins, Mettler-Toledo, PHH Arval, SC Johnson and Wolters Kluwer, as well as government agencies like the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and the Dept. of Homeland Security.
Joe devotes half of his practice to writing, coaching, and speaking. From guiding students at the beginning of their careers to integrating UX into the work of seasoned veteran developers and designers, he is immensely passionate about the inherent power of UX and design.
The remaining half of Joe’s practice is dedicated to training Enterprise Design and Development teams, helping them integrate best practices in UX into their product development efforts. In addition, he does a limited number of UX Audit engagements to help organizations identify and overcome UX-related obstacles to product adoption.
Joe has been speaking publicly on the topics of User Experience (UX) and Design across the globe for 24 years, from global conferences like HOW Design Live, SDD, DevWeek, and IxDA South America. He also makes it a point to spend time talking to students across the country at colleges and universities, in an effort to give back what others have so generously given him.
His latest book on UX Strategy and Product Improvement, Think First, was published worldwide on October 5, 2015.
In addition, he has written numerous articles about the roles Design and UX play in business success for publications such as Fast Company, SmartCEO, The AIGA Journal, The Baltimore Business Journal and Business Monthly. His articles, advice and videos can be seen at his website, as well as across various social media platforms.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 49m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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