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Step 1: How to diagnose problems in your UX job search

Instead of diagnosing the root problems in their job search, many UX professionals go into panic mode and keep applying because they don’t know what else to do. In fact, some UX bootcamps, education programs, and UX career coaches teach students to simply play the numbers game.

It is crucial you diagnose problems early and often so you can invest your precious and limited time on activities that will actually make a difference and help you stand out so you can get more job interviews and offers.




  • Diagnose problems. Product managers constantly look for clues to help them spot problems and opportunities as soon as possible.
  • Define a path forward. Product managers develop a customized plan to navigate and fix problems, build new features, and ...

If you want to get more job interviews and offers, you must step up and be the product manager of your job search.

In the actual job search, many UX professionals only track metrics such as the number of jobs applied to, interviews received and offers received. There are so many small steps candidates can take to help themselves stand out in the sea of applicants. Simple things such as sending a follo...

To get hired faster, you need to pivot your UX job search and start thinking and acting and thinking like a product manager.

The candidates have to meet the needs and goals of _their users — _the UX recruiters, hiring managers, and everyone else involved in the interview process.

In product development, we follow processes and apply principles and strategies because they provide us with the necessary knowledge to build the right things faster, or as close to the right thing as possible!

Equipped with the insight and information from diagnosing problems in your job search, a product manager would then help prioritize the changes a candidate like you may need to make. Many tasks related to your job search depend and build upon each other. That’s why it’s crucial to strate...

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