How to hire a UXer - Survey for candidates and employers

20 Apr 2011 - 2:50am
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Leisa Reichelt
2006

On the back of the UX Freelancers Rates survey I did late last year, I'm now investigating the experience of hiring and being hired as a UXer and would appreciate your assistance! (And yes, this is an international survey)

 

Candidates survey - for UXers who may be seeking a UX job or project now or sometime in the future and, 

UX Employers survey - for people who hire UXers (this may require you to take two surveys, otherwise if you can pass this onto your boss I'd be much obliged).

 

Apologies in advance if you have trouble with the matrix questions in the surveys, they're a little tricky - the catch is that you don't need to put an answer in every row, just choose the top priorities and rank those... you'll see what I mean when you get to it! (Survey tool limitations, and no, I won't be doing it this way again!)


As always, findings will be published publicly and freely - I hope to get results out early next month (May).

 

Thanks in advance for your help with this!

 

Leisa

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20 Apr 2011 - 10:59am
anna banana
2010

The radio buttons in the survey seem to be buggy. Once you select one, it deselects something arbitrarily from one of the previous categories.

27 May 2011 - 3:56pm
Leisa Reichelt
2006

Leo - yes, I'll make a note to post back to this thread once the results are out. Thanks for your support :)
Anna - that's the usability issue I was referring to in the original post - you only need to select and rank five options from the matrix so once you select more than five it will start deselecting other options for you. I know this is pretty counterintuitive (you're used to ranking each option in a matrix not just a few) but it was the only way I could get the survey tool to let me constrain the number of options you could select... I definitely won't be doing that again! Apologies for the confusion.

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On 22 April 2011 08:33, anna_r <anna.romanovska@gmail.com> wrote:

The radio buttons in the survey seem to be buggy. Once you select one, it deselects something arbitrarily from one of the previous categories.

27 May 2011 - 3:56pm
Robert Skrobe
2008

Hi Leisa, 
The title for the first survey is "UX Survey: How to Hire a UXer."The title for the second survey is "Hiring for UX: Survey for Employers"
Should the titles of these be better aligned?  I'm thinking:
First survey - "Hiring for UX: A Survey for Freelancers and Job Candidates"Second survey - "Hiring for UX: A Survey for Employers"
Hope that helps,Robert

On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 1:14 AM, anna_r <anna.romanovska@gmail.com> wrote:

The radio buttons in the survey seem to be buggy. Once you select one, it deselects something arbitrarily from one of the previous categories.

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27 May 2011 - 3:56pm
justju
2010

Hi Leisa,
I just tried to fill out the survey – I think there is something wrong with the radio buttons – there seem to be dependencies (vertically!) so I can only choose one with each priority in the whole list..? Am I the only one?
Thanks,Judith

On Apr 20, 2011, at 9:58 AM, Leisa Reichelt wrote:


On the back of the UX Freelancers Rates [1] survey I did late last year, I'm now investigating the experience of hiring and being hired as a UXer and would appreciate your assistance! (And yes, this is an international survey)

 

Candidates survey [2] - for UXers who may be seeking a UX job or project now or sometime in the future and, 

UX Employers survey [3] - for people who hire UXers (this may require you to take two surveys, otherwise if you can pass this onto your boss I'd be much obliged).

 

Apologies in advance if you have trouble with the matrix questions in the surveys, they're a little tricky - the catch is that you don't need to put an answer in every row, *just choose the top priorities and rank those*... you'll see what I mean when you get to it! (Survey tool limitations, and no, I won't be doing it this way again!)


As always, findings will be published publicly and freely - I hope to get results out early next month (May).

 

Thanks in advance for your help with this!

 

Leisa


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