One of the trickiest things about landing a job in UX design is finding the right job opportunities. Many of the best job postings are only listed on select job boards, which means unless you’re regularly checking a huge number of sites, you may miss them.
We’ve chosen 11 of the best job boards out there—a mix of design-specific job boards and ones with a broader focus. We’ll even tell you about how often to check on them if you’re looking for a specific type of role. Write them down, schedule reminders, and you’ll be well on your way.
- IxDA Jobs
- UX Jobs Board
- Authentic Jobs’ UX board
- Coroflot’s UX design jobs
- Smashing Magazine’s job board
- LinkedIn job search
- Bonus tip: Social media groups
1. IxDA Jobs
IxDA’s job board is one to keep an eye on if you’re looking for an opportunity in the United States and/or in roles across the design spectrum, rather than just UX.
The Interaction Design Association’s jobs board boasts a good number of roles—160 at the time of writing—across the whole spectrum of design. This means that, as well as UX Designer positions, there are openings in Front-End Development, Industrial Design, Art Direction, and Design Professorships. We even spotted a Mattress Designer position.
Their openings included positions in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Australia, South Korea, although the vast majority of their openings are US-based. And the platform is extremely user-friendly, with a simple and clear UI, and the ability to search or filter by keyword, seniority, and location.
Whether you’re looking for a UX role with a global company or a smaller team, the UX Jobs Board is worth checking daily or almost daily because of its number and range of opportunities.
The UX Jobs Board has listings for UX opportunities globally, albeit with a strong US focus. They offer a number of remote positions and agency jobs, especially via ZipRecruiter.
This platform’s emphasis is on opportunities in UX design, but also in product design, product management, graphic design, and various engineering roles. Their intuitive UI makes it easy for you to filter their listings by contract type and category.
With roles listed from the likes of Facebook, Twitter, eBay, Cisco, and Starbucks, they have opportunities with the global players, but also plenty of roles with smaller companies and startups.
Dribbble’s clean, easy to use, and intuitive UI is noticeable straightaway. Their opportunities are split between North America and Europe, with a good amount of remote-friendly positions also listed. Dribble’s focus is on product, graphic, and UX design roles, and they are mainly with small to midsize employers.
Unusually, Dribble’s job postings are not in chronological order. This can lead to the frustrating feeling of finding that what looks to be a great opportunity was posted a year ago and is no longer available.
However, they do regularly post new job listings, so it is worth checking out Dribble’s opportunities on at least a weekly basis.
Krop takes pride in “connecting creatives with great companies” and has a strong focus on the U.S. market. Their focus is a mix of web design, graphic design, UX design, and product design.
It must be said, however, their UI could do with some fine-tuning, as the job posts are not well-formatted for an easy read, and key information is a little hard to locate. On top of this, many of their posts lead directly to Glassdoor, LinkedIn, and ZipRecruiter.
Despite this, if you’re looking for a UX role in the U.S., Krop is worth checking every week or so, as it does have some interesting opportunities you may not see on the other boards.
Authentic Jobs describe themselves as the “leading job board for designers, developers, and creative pros.” They boast a great UI, which makes searching through the listings super-easy.
In terms of numbers, Authentic Jobs isn’t a massively active board, with around 30 new roles posted over the last three weeks (as of this writing). So you’re probably fine checking in once or twice a week. They offer a wide range of UX/UI and product design roles, as well as senior creative positions such as Creative Director and Director of Marketing.
Most of the postings on Authentic Jobs are with smaller companies and startups, although you’ll occasionally find opportunities with the likes of Nasdaq and the Department of Design at Brigham Young University.
Geographically, their opportunities are split, roughly evenly, between roles based in North America and remote positions.
Coroflot is worth checking regularly if you’re looking for a position with a household name, such as Hewlett Packard, Puma, Volvo, Ford, etc.
Coroflot has a fairly active design jobs board, with between three and five new roles at different levels of seniority normally going live on a daily basis.
Their strong UI makes scanning the listings easy, and their filters allow you to search by keyword, location, job role, and job level. They also have a handy tool with a breakdown of design salaries in the United States, so you can see where the role you’re applying for stands in the wider compensation context.
There are several academic openings posted on Coroflot along with a selection of roles with smaller companies and startups. Their focus is definitely on the United States, although we also came across positions in London, Berlin, and Karachi. On top of this, they list a growing number of remote positions.
Smashing Magazine describes their job board as helping “designers and developers find great jobs, and connect with great companies.” As of this writing, the board doesn’t seem intensely active, so a weekly visit should be more than enough to keep up with the new roles going live.
This board’s UI is smooth and simple—easy to search by keyword or filter for remote positions, and for full-time or part-time work.
They list positions across UX design and development, and they cover the full career ladder — running from all the way from Design Intern up to Director of User Technology Platforms. Smashing Magazine postings are both remote and across the globe.
Remotive.io is one to check daily or every other day, especially if you’re exclusively looking for a remote role. They also have a newsletter available for those who want daily updates on their remote opportunities.
Remotive is a remote-only jobs board with new listings daily. They offer jobs across a wide range of industries, with a focus on design, software development, marketing, and more.
Remotive has a truly global reach, with opportunities in India, Russia, Thailand, and the Philippines, as well as across Europe and North America. A lot of their listings are US-only, or have other country requirements (because the right to work in a given country often does impact your ability to land a job with a company based there). For those without the right to work in the U.S., there is a handy feature to hide jobs based in the U.S.
Although their design jobs lean towards smaller companies and startups, you’ll also find roles from the likes of Atlassian, Quora, Upwork, and other larger/more well known companies.
With tons of active UX designer positions, Angel.co is a UX job board worth checking regularly—particularly if you want to join a startup.
AngeList has a global focus, with a majority of their listing including the possibility of remote work. It has an intuitive UI, and an array of useful features for your job search. You can create a profile, save your preferences, and tailor your search for easier job-hunting.
The job listings here even include the employer’s Glassdoor rating, approximate headcount, recent growth, funds raised, equity options, and notes such as “same investor as Amazon” to give you information about the company you’d be applying to work for. It’s also possible to view and follow the founder’s AngelList profile directly from the job post.
Glassdoor is a global player with international sites and UX jobs across every continent. Their UI is user-friendly and intuitive, making it easy for you to see key opportunities by employer, region, employer information. Although not a specialized site, they have job postings at every experience level and in every area of UX.
Glassdoor’s selling point is their information. From the job postings you can easily look at the employer’s ratings across a range of metrics — all voted for by current and former employees — including culture and values, diversity and inclusion, senior management, and more.
Employee reviews, interview experiences, and salaries are all also available to you if you create a profile. If you’re looking for a job in UX, it’s definitely worth creating a profile on Glassdoor and checking out their opportunities regularly.
LinkedIn is definitely a site you should be active on regularly if you’re searching for an opportunity in UX.
Another big player, LinkedIn offers global opportunities in UX design. You’ll see job listings from household names such as Facebook and Apple, as well as startups and midsize companies.
LinkedIn is a hotbed for eagle-eyed recruiters, so if you create a profile and upload your resume and/or portfolio, you can expect approaches. Many of their job listings are via recruitment agencies. On that note, though: Make sure you’re getting the most out of your linked in profile. To learn how to make your LinkedIn profile really stand out, check out what career specialist Sami Gardner has to say:
As well as its global reach and vast number of job listings, one of LinkedIn’s strengths is the wealth of information you have at your fingertips. You can see how many other applicants have applied for the role and if any of your connections or college alumni work for the same employer.
There is also the option of paying for a premium membership, which allows you to compare yourself to the other applicants and network more freely.
12. Bonus tip: Social media groups
As well as these boards, be sure to join UX groups on social media for job postings you may not catch on the boards. There are also several Twitter and Instagram accounts worth following, including UX Jobs on Twitter—a super-active account with new opportunities every day, this one is definitely worth a follow, especially if you are based in the U.S.
There are so many job boards out there that can help you land that job you’ll love. Sure, some are worth more time (or more frequent check-ins) than others, but we recommend keeping your eyes on a handful of boards at a time—depending on how particular you need to be about the role or the location.
Whether you’re searching for your first role in UX or are looking to take the next step in your career, regularly checking as many of them as you can will expose you to the best opportunities.
This—combined with stellar networking, developing your own personal brand, and constantly improving your resume and portfolio—will give you the best shot at success.
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