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Jarvis Moore
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Those stories of going from no experience to UX Designer in 6 months are all awesome success stories but that’s not my story. Mine took a tab bit longer than 6 months. Let’s just say my journey to UX started before I even knew what UX even was. I’ll tell you a little about myself and then we’ll get into some tips to help you do what I did.

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My story starts my freshman year in college at Texas Tech University. I’m 18, I’m away from home for the first time, and I think I’ve got everything figured out. At…

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Great job you landed that elusive interview! Now what? Now you get to become a salesperson. Not just any salesperson though. You have to be the best you possibly can at selling yourself. I don’t know about you but interviews stress me out, so if I don’t thoroughly plan and prepare for them I will be a nervous wreck. In my concerted effort to spare you from making the same mistakes I did, I want to give you some tips on how you can better prepare for your next job interview. I’m not going to get into the super common…

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I think everybody struggles with their resume. Well unless you’re the resume guru of course. That’s not me though. I’m no guru but I’ve got trial and error on my side. I’ll be giving you some tips that could help you get one step closer to landing that elusive interview.

So let’s get started!

Don’t lie!

If you don’t do anything else in this piece do this one. I know it can be tempting to add some fluff to make you look better but don’t. I’m sure there are tons of people who have fluffed up their resumes to land interviews but…

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I’ve learned a few lessons in my UX journey so far. As a self-taught designer, though some of these tips may be obvious, I had to learn them the hard way. I hope this keeps you from doing the same.

1. You don’t need a degree or a Bootcamp to get into UX.

That’s not to say that it won’t make it any easier transition, but it’s not needed if going that route doesn’t work for you. I’m one of those people who didn’t go to school or a Bootcamp. For me, it boiled down to me not being able to afford to attend a Bootcamp. I had a family to provide for…

Jarvis Moore

I’m a self-taught UX Designer just looking to extend a helping hand to the next generation of talent.

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