Cover letter definites and don’ts, plus 3 examples that landed me interviews

Even in the digital era of professional websites, portfolios, social media and networking, some companies still require a cover letter with job applications. Along with a resume and portfolio, the three of these may comprise the "official" package for send-off to an HR recruiter or hiring manager ("official" because there are several other things that … Continue reading Cover letter definites and don’ts, plus 3 examples that landed me interviews

Design Research / User Experience Research Job Interview Questions (Revised & Updated)

photo: thedailyenglishshow.com Back in July 2013, I posted an extensive list of design/user experience research job interview questions I had been asked during interviews for junior-level design/UX research positions. My original intent was to share these questions with people who were starting job searches in design/UX research and who may not be as familiar with … Continue reading Design Research / User Experience Research Job Interview Questions (Revised & Updated)

Applying a values framework in career decisions

Red Flag by Ben Sutherland Understanding your personal and professional values can be a really useful tool for making career decisions and figuring out the suitability of a job, team, boss or workplace. You can use values as a framework for thinking about questions such as, "What kind of company culture will I thrive in?" … Continue reading Applying a values framework in career decisions

First name: “Research Consultant”; Last name: “Anthropologist”

This automatic CV/resume reader is clearly really effective. Actually, I've seen this a few times when applying to companies that use such software. It's supposed to scan applicants' materials and, in theory, automatically fill out the application for them. But every time I've used one, it rarely gets it right, and I end up having … Continue reading First name: “Research Consultant”; Last name: “Anthropologist”