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Terrible UX Design Job Descriptions (Or: How To Avoid Bad UX Design Jobs)

Jamal Nichols
Mar 12, 2019 · 7 min read


What to beware of when looking at UX job descriptions:

If It Asks You To Code

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Above: a crappy UX Design Job

If it uses the words “beautiful”, “intuitive”, and “pixel perfect” too often

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Expect a lot of people folding their arms and rubbing their chins while looking at your designs

If It Says Design Reports Into Engineering

In most engineering-led orgs, creating a great experience design often simply isn’t the top priority.

If It Says Design Reports Into Product

Great product managers spend most of their time doing research, discovering opportunities in the market, defining the vision, keeping teams aligned, socializing ideas, and getting buy-in and agreement from stakeholders. They are the glue between teams. However, most product managers are terrible.

Be careful out there

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