Career Workshop

A session at IA Summit 2012

Thursday 22nd March, 2012

1:30pm to 5:30pm (CST)

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!)

About the speakers

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Amanda Schonfeld

Helping people find their professional home.

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Russ U

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Time 1:30pm5:30pm CST

Date Thu 22nd March 2012

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  • Designing the Conversation
  • A Project Guide to UX Design

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