Whether you’re looking for a new career or hoping to transition to a position that can allow you to work remotely, you deserve the opportunity to find a flexible, well-paying, and challenging role within User Experience Design. CO.CAREERS' job board contains job postings in UI/User Experience Design and User Research that provide flexible work cultures, meaningful work, and competitive salaries, allowing you to work one position and have free time for your family or hobbies.
Entering a position as a UX designer can be challenging, especially when you don’t bring years of experience to the table.
But it’s possible with networking, a stellar portfolio, and commitment. Here we share how CO.CAREERS Job Board is your entryway to a lucrative UX career and your resource for practical career resources.
What is UX Design?
UX design comes with a host of definitions, but to put it simply, it is designing products that improve customer satisfaction. Successful products are easy to use, offer a pleasurable experience, and fulfill customer needs.
Skills You’ll Need
Ingenuity, creativity, coding and development, and technical UX skills are valuable to becoming a successful user experience designer. But you should also have some other essential qualities to increase your value as a UX designer.
First, you should be able to collaborate with others and have a natural curiosity, empathy, and the ability to think critically.
Next, a good UX designer should, of course, have skills in the field, including wireframing and prototyping, UX writing skills, UI skills, and testing skills.
Lastly, those skills that are often needed across any country to successfully contribute to a brand’s success are useful. These include business acumen, research, and analytics skills, customer service experience,
UX Design Salaries
While the average salary of UX designers varies by region, company size, and position in general, in the US, the average salary ranges from $69K to over $100K. Companies like Microsoft, Adobe, and IBM, pay top wages in UX design.
To get what you’re worth, research the industry and what designers with the same skills and experience are earning.
Finding Your Next Opportunity
First off, the field of UX design is full of several areas where you could find your ideal role. You must research the different specializations and hone in on a couple that interest you.
Next, brush up on the UX tools used most in the area in which you wish to work. A UX design professional's toolbox consists of a prototyping tool (e.g., Figma, Sketch, Invision), an online whiteboard (e.g., Miro or FigJam), Adobe Creative Cloud (Adobe Experience Design, Illustrator, and PhotoShop), and others—depending on specialty.
Then you’ll want to look for the things that matter to you in a company and a position. If flexibility, professional development offerings, remote opportunities, rewards like fitness plans, and mental health resources are essential to you, then look for jobs that offer those things.
CO.CAREERS offers a multitude of roles in various positions, including remote opportunities. Our job board is well designed, intuitive, and easy to use.
Presenting Yourself in the Best Light
To show your talent in the field, you’ll need to assemble a portfolio of your best work. It’s a necessity when seeking a position in UX design. When creating your portfolio:
Use the case study format: Tell a story, starting by detailing a problem and how you solved it. This solution should include your design process, how you solved the problem, and the resulting product. When you tell your story, include who the audience was and why you opted for your solution. Use visuals and show all your technical, business, and interpersonal skills.
Assemble your online portfolio - Use Behance or your own domain – Choose a domain that belongs to you or use a site like Behance to create your portfolio online.
Preparing for Your Interview
Get ready for your interview by answering these questions to yourself and memorizing your answer; many of these will be asked in your next (or very first!) UX design position interview:
- How would you define UX design?
- Why did you get into the field?
- How do you work through the design process?
- How do your respond to constructive criticism?
Consider using the STAR (situation, task, action, result) method, where each pillar helps with your personal storytelling during an interview.
How the CO.CAREERS Job Board Works
Use the CO.CAREERS' Job Board to help you find a career and flexible job that suits your lifestyle by allowing you to search available positions by keywords or job titles such as UX, Designer, Design, or User Experience.
Users can also choose from employment types, location, and job post time for finding the freshest jobs (e.g., in the past week). Be sure to sign up for the weekly job notifications based on your search preferences entered to get weekly email notifications.
Logged in user depicted searching for UX design and finding 139 real UX design jobs posted in the last month
We only post careers with specific job functions from employers who meet human-centered criteria. The search then returns matches from vetted employers looking for top talent. The current job posting types you will see revolve around:
- User Experience Design and User Research
- Web Design and Web Development
- Marketing and Communications
- Business Development
- Human Resources
Coupled with good jobs, we offer a free Knowledge Base with up-to-date, practical career tips and content to help you find a career that suits your lifestyle.
Find Good Jobs and Access Practical Career Tips
CO.CAREERS helps you find good jobs by committing to displaying opportunities at organizations that put humans first, making meaningful roles accessible, and updating our job boards daily.
We envision a world where everyone can achieve economic opportunity without sacrificing their values to achieve both work-life balance and the pay they deserve. We are on a mission to make it easy to connect people and organizations with a private talent network and up-to-date practical career resources. Use the CO.CAREERS Job Board now to find a job that feels like more than a boring 9-5. Discover a career that excites you with benefits that appreciate your value.
Commit to learning all you can, presenting yourself and your work well, and using the CO.CAREERS Job Board, and you will be well on your way to a successful career in UX design. Check the board each day to explore the available opportunities, and be sure to sign up for a free account so you can upload your resume, save your profile, bookmark jobs, and more.
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Nicole Leigh Sonnier is a copywriter and digital marketing professional. She has a passion for creating compelling and informative content. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in communications from Lamar University, where she is currently an MBA candidate.