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What Hiring Managers Are Looking For In Your UX Portfolio

I’m approached often with requests for portfolio reviews and the information I share for each review can be applied to every portfolio. For this chat, I welcome all levels of UX Designers and hiring managers. I welcome any and all questions regarding the field of UX and a career in UX Design.  


Topics that could be covered in this chat are:

  • What makes a good UX portfolio
  • How to get experience as an emerging designer and build your portfolio
  • LinkedIn strategies
  • Interview tips
  • How to hire a UX Designer (for those looking to hire a UX Designer)
  • Why UX is important and why this is a strong career choice
  • Recommended resources

12 thoughts on “What Hiring Managers Are Looking For In Your UX Portfolio”

  1. Thank you so much Jill for your tips, the meeting was so helpful as always I really appreciate that so much. Thank you again for your generosity and the big assistant to the design community 🙂

  2. Hi Jill, I was so happy to find this event on the LA Design & Development Slack channel! I pivoted from fintech, business, product development, and a 10-year creative photography career to be a UX Designer. Now that I’m currently looking for a job (and during the pandemic), your talk came at the PERFECT TIME. It was extremely detailed, included a lot of resources, and tips, and I have a long list of action items from your talk. I’ve also shared this with some of my peers. I look forward to seeing more content like this, this was absolutely wonderful. Thank you! -Michelle

    1. Michelle!!! Thank you so much for sharing the evolution of your career. UX Designers come from a variety of backgrounds and they bring their vast knowledge and experience to their UX careers. Makes me so happy to know that you were able to gain action items by attending this webinar. And thank you for sharing with your peers! (UX Designers are some of my favorite people because they are so thoughtful and altruistic. 🙂
      Your feedback means a lot to me!! Wishing you the best on your career journey!

  3. It was a very insightful session packed with useful information and tips. It becomes really overwhelming when creating a portfolio or writing case studies. Some times we even get stuck at a point. But when we get right info and facts directly from someone who has been in the industry and knows it well, it becomes really easy. I liked the part about using LinkedIn more effectively to grow your career. I enjoyed the session very much and would recommend the same to my fellow beings. Thanks! /Satyen

    1. Hello Satyen,
      Thank you so much for your thoughtful feedback and for taking the time to share your experience here. Creating a portfolio (and case studies) for yourself is perhaps one of the most daunting tasks that a designer has to do in their career journey. I am very happy to know that this webinar was helpful to you!!

  4. Thank you Jill for you industry insights and tips. It was very helpful and packed with great information that I didn’t think of. I appreciate your way of explanation as it was very easy for me to understand for a newbie in UX design. I would love to attend future webinars as well!

    1. Yay!!! Thank you for posting here about your experience. Feedback like yours inspires me to keep doing what I’m doing 🙂 I look forward to seeing you at future webinars!!!

  5. Hi Jill,

    Just want to say thank you again for being a part of this webinar! It was extremely helpful for me as I am currently building my portfolio and it provided me with actionable insight.
    I am looking forward to what the Allora Collective will produce in the future!


    1. Hello Emily,
      I sincerely appreciate hearing from you and to know that you gained actionable insights. Good luck on your portfolio! And please stay connected as Kelly Kugler and I have big plans for many future webinars that will continue to help you on your career journey.

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