Sessions at IA Summit 2012 about Portfolio

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Thursday 22nd March 2012

  • Career Workshop

    by Amanda Schonfeld and Russ U

    The Career Workshop is a half-day event that teaches attendees how to optimize their career search. Attendees will learn the skills needed to be successfully competitive in today’s job market, and will get the opportunity to network and share ideas.

    Divided into four information-packed sessions, the workshop will include open discussions and individual and team exercises:

    Preparing for Your Job Search Search
    Should you begin a job search? How to weigh your options
    Using careers sites and networking to determine what employers are currently looking for
    Communicating what IAs do, to recruiters
    How to work well with agency recruiters and/or corporate recruiters
    Applying lessons learned to cover letters and interview conversations
    The Wrath of the Resume
    The good, the bad and the ugly
    Updating your resume to get the attention of those seeking UX-related talent
    Group exercise: Resume Critique Studio (Positives & Deltas)
    Show ‘em Your Goods: Professional Handling of Your Portfolio
    Understanding what makes a great portfolio
    Determining the best method to present it
    Group exercise: Portfolio Critique Studio (Positives & Deltas)
    Face to Face: The Interview
    Communication tips for before, during and after the interview
    The Standards: Questions you need to have answers for
    Examining what interviewers want to hear
    Presenting yourself through your portfolio
    Show & Tell: Interview Disasters
    Group exercise: Live Interview Role Play (with a Real Recruiter Who Might Want to Hire You!)

    At 1:30pm to 5:30pm, Thursday 22nd March

    Coverage slide deck