057: Interviewing Like a Boss with Andy Vitale

User Defenders – UX Design & Personal Growth

By Jason Ogle

057: Interviewing Like a Boss with Andy Vitale

Monday, 15 April

Andy Vitale teaches us all about how to interview for our next UX job like a boss. He emphasizes the importance of avoiding jargon, and at all costs the temptation to conflate confidence with arrogance. He reminds us to be prepared to get way out of our comfort zones, and even offers smart techniques on how to cope with the discomfort in those critical moments. He also points out that pay isn't everything, and that a fantastic work culture can make all the difference.

The Importance of Soft Skills (4:55) Calming Your Nerves (17:08) The Importance of Body Language (22:18) What Do You Love About Interviewing? (36:15) What Do You Hate About Interviewing? (38:21) How Much Should I Be Paid? (41:13) Discussing Salary During an Interview (47:06) Favorite Last Interview Questions (51:07) Whiteboard Exercise Preparation (54:58) How to Tell If a Company Understands UX (60:29) Words of Encouragement (63:47)

Check out the detailed show notes including mentioned links, transcript and Eli Jorgensen’s astonishing superhero artwork at userdefenders.com/057

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