How to prepare for a UX design interview
So, you’re thinking ahead to that first UX design interview—excellent! The one best way to ace a UX design interview is to be ready for it. If you’re thinking ahead like this, you’re already on your way.
But what does it really take to be prepared for a UX design interview? Even if you’re not battling interview nerves at the moment, it’s a daunting prospect. So let’s break it down into a few broad steps:
- Make sure your UX portfolio is top-notch. Here’s some guidance: 5 Golden Rules to Build a Job-Winning UX Portfolio
- Talk to your UX mentor and ask for their advice. If you don’t have a mentor, find one—it’s impossible to overstate the importance of having a UX design mentor!
- Get ready for whatever interview questions they might have for you. Practice with a friend, with your mentor, or in front of a mirror; and watch practice interview sessions like this one!
- Get some regular practice with whiteboard challenges—they’re a pretty inevitable part of the UX design interview process, and you’ll need to ace the challenge if you want to land the role. Here’s a resource to help you with this: The Ultimate Guide to Acing a UX Whiteboard Challenge
- Refine your personal brand for your tech career—this will help set you apart from other applicants and show hiring managers the unique value you’d bring to the role.
And after that? Take a deep breath, wear an outfit that makes you feel comfortable and confident (yes, even if it’s a remote interview), and remember that you’ve got this.
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