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Career Crossroads: Navigating Your Next Professional Move

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Have you reached an inflection point in your career? Not sure how to get to the next step – or even what the next step will be? In this hands-on session, you will get an overview of the hiring landscape and salary trends for UX professionals. You’ll hear about the most in-demand positions and skills that employers are willing to pay a premium for – and learn how you can target your own skill set to those opportunities. You’ll also participate in a few exercises to help actively identify new career directions, keep your digital skills relevant to employers, overcome job-hunting obstacles and, ultimately, forge a fulfilling professional path.

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Career Crossroads: Navigating Your Next Professional Move

  1. 1. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. Career Crossroads Navigating Your Next Professional Move Diane Domeyer, Executive Director @dianedomeyer @creativegroup Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey © 2016 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. All rights reserved. The Creative Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans
  2. 2. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. 1. Job seekers are in command 2. Digital reigns supreme 3. Perks have come into season 4. Companies are sharpening employee skills 5. Full-time, contract-to-hire and freelance hiring is heating up Trends Driving Hiring 5 Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  3. 3. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited.3 Salaries Are Heading North • Starting salaries are getting bigger: +3.8% overall +4.2% for interactive jobs • UX specialists: 5.9% • UX directors: 4.4% Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  4. 4. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. In-Demand Areas of Expertise • Coding • Customer experience • Social media • Soft skills 4 Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  5. 5. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. Most In-Demand Positions • UX designer • Visual designer • UI designer • Front-end web developer • Creative technologist Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  6. 6. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. • 91% of creative professionals are worried about keeping their skills marketable • 62% feel their employers could do a better job of supporting their professional development What Keeps Creatives Up at Night Source: The Creative Group survey of more than 800 in-house AIGA members nationwide Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  7. 7. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. Top 5 Reasons for Leaving a Job Executives were asked, “Which of the following is most likely to cause good employees to quit their jobs?” Source: Robert Half survey of 250 senior executives from the largest U.S. and Canadian firms Inadequate salary and benefits: 11% Unhappiness with management: 34% Limited opportunities for advancement: 33% Lack of recognition: 15% Bored with their job: 3% Other/don’t know: 4% Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  8. 8. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. Ways to Improve Your Job Prospects • Pursue a promotion • Find a new job in your industry/niche • Switch disciplines • Strike out on your own 4 Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  9. 9. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. Randy Kincaid Founder Reverbant Chris Hass Senior VP Mad*Pow Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  10. 10. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. PURSUE A PROMOTION Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  11. 11. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  12. 12. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. Tips for a Productive Meeting Make a strong case Get feedback on soft skills Request technical skills development Ask for more responsibility 4 Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  13. 13. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. FIND A NEW JOB IN YOUR INDUSTRY/NICHE Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  14. 14. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. Tips for Landing the Job 1. Beef up your LinkedIn profile – 68% of creative executives review job candidates’ LinkedIn profiles 2. Tailor your application materials to the job 3. Demonstrate your value 4. Show off your technical savvy 5. Play up your soft skills 5 Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  15. 15. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. SWITCH DISCIPLINES Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  16. 16. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. STRIKE OUT ON YOUR OWN Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  17. 17. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. Routes for Self-Employment RUNNING A FULL-FLEDGED BUSINESS WORKING WITH A STAFFING AGENCY FREELANCING 3 Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  18. 18. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  19. 19. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  20. 20. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. 20 #5 Why do you want others to find you and your work interesting? Because it will make me feel good about myself. “I want to move from my in-house job to a more creative agency job.” #1: Why do you want to work at an agency? It will allow me to be more creative. #2: Why do you want to be more creative? Because I feel stifled right now and need to do more interesting work. #3: Why do you want to do more interesting work? Because I think it will make me a more interesting person. #4: Why do you want to be a more interesting person? Because I want others to find me and my work interesting. Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  21. 21. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  22. 22. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  23. 23. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. 23 Being S.M.A.R.T.Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Time-bound Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  24. 24. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. 24 Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  25. 25. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. FACE ROADBLOCKS HEAD-ON Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  26. 26. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. 26 Detours • Chosen out of interest • Align with core values • May be prompted by industry trends/changes Dead Ends • Chosen out of fear • Make you feel compromised • Are often prompted by discomfort or frustration Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  27. 27. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. 27 What are you willing to sacrifice to achieve your goal? If you’re not willing to sacrifice anything, it’s probably time to redefine your goal … and that’s OK! Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey
  28. 28. © 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of The Creative Group. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. Career Crossroads Navigating Your Next Professional Move Diane Domeyer, Executive Director @dianedomeyer @creativegroup © 2016 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. All rights reserved. The Creative Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans Session Survey: http://uxpa2016.org/sessionsurvey/85 Conference Survey: http://www.uxpa2016.org/survey

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