Advancing your UX career

Thursday October 15, 1PM ET

Join Caroline Little, Cory Lebson and Mauro Scappa as they explore how to advance your UX career. We’ll discuss quick and easy steps to ace your next virtual interview, how to stand out as a senior candidate and whether it’s time to jump into the world of freelancing. Following the 3 talks Jennifer Romano will be moderating a panel discussion with all speakers.


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3 Inspiring Talks

Caroline Little

Senior UX Researcher, AstraZeneca

The interns aren’t getting younger, you’re getting older: Stand out as a Senior UX candidate

Much of the existing career advice seems tailored to those entering the field, fresh from school or changing careers. What about those more established in our careers but not yet Principals or VPs? How can we stand-out in a more crowded environment and best showcase our years of experience? In this session, you’ll get practical tips for considering your next career move and interviewing as an “established” candidate. Learn from personal job-hunting experience and feel prepared to conquer your next round of interviews.

About Caroline Little

Caroline is currently a Senior UX Researcher on the Global UX team at AstraZeneca, a biopharmaceutical company. She focuses on delivering high value digital experiences to patients, healthcare providers, and sales teams. Caroline has worked in a range of industries at both Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. Her previous roles include lead product researcher for the Marriott Bonvoy mobile app, UX lead for the first app cleared by the FDA as a medical device, and an exhibit designer at the Smithsonian. Caroline is the proud mom of two energetic little boys and an active member in the cult of Peloton.

Cory Lebson

User Experience Consultant, Lebsontech LLC

Is it time to become a freelancer?

It’s 2020. There’s a pandemic. The jobless rate is sky high. So wanna go freelance? (Hint: There is no wrong answer to the question). We’ll talk about the things you need to think about when you wonder whether it’s time to transition to UX freelancer. And we’ll consider what kind of role Covid-19, global job insecurity and overall economic uncertainty should have on that decision.

About Cory Lebson

Cory Lebson, author of The UX Careers Handbook, has been a user experience consultant for over two decades. He established Lebsontech in 1997, and in 2008, he transformed this side-business into a full-time occupation. Cory focuses on user research and evaluation. He also greatly enjoys teaching topics related to UX and conducts regular talks and workshops. He has been featured on the radio and, in addition to his book, has published many recent articles. Cory has an MBA, an MA in sociology and a BS in psychology. He is a former president of both UXPA International and UXPA DC.

Mauro Scappa

VP, Placement Services, Mediabarn

How to successfully navigate virtual interviews in a few easy steps

A virtual interview is just like any other interview, right? Well…kinda. Learn some quick and easy steps you can take ahead of time to ensure you’re prepared and feel confident during your interview. These tips will help set yourself apart from the competition and help the interview process go much smoother.

About Mauro Scappa

Nearly twenty years of recruitment, account management, and sales experience specializing in all aspects of digital staffing for UX, design, and marketing with an emphasis on workforce planning and strategy for Fortune 500 clients. Specialized in digital recruitment strategies and account development to build partnerships with client leadership, and uncover the most qualified user experience, design, and marketing professionals.

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