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How to Get Hired in Conversation Design Part 1

Tips to help you land your first job as a Conversation Designer

Our 4 CxD professionals

Let’s welcome our 4 generous & talented conversation designers!

What is your current job title and company?

What kind of jobs have you done before?

How long were you on the job hunt?

What resources or job boards did you use to find open Conversation Design positions?

If you can show that you’ve been interested in [someone’s] work when you have these informational interviews, they may tell you about an opportunity that’s not even listed.


When did you feel your resume and/or portfolio were finally “ready” for job applications?

quick tip, brittany’s quote. It’s far more important to be able to talk about the work you’ve done and the skills that you have than to worry about showcasing them.

Did you have to complete assessments for your interviews? If so, how were they?

What was the hardest step in the interview process for you?

How did you find out about where to price your compensation? Did you reference figures for another job titles, and if so, which?

What advice would you give to someone in their first month on the job?

Don’t be scared. Go into it, knowing that you don’t know everything. If you don’t know something, look it up […] Also, don’t be afraid to ask questions.


Ask questions whenever possible, even if they seem silly. It is better to ask “silly” questions when you first start rather than a few months in.


Bonus Q! Which books, articles, videos, or other resources helped you prepare for your job?

Key Takeaways

Tip #1 — Don’t be afraid to ask questions!

Tip #2 —Connect with other CxD professionals, you never know what you might learn!

Tip #3 — There’s plenty of online resources and books to learn from. Cathy Pearl’s book is an all-around fave.

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