NYCUXPA Presents: Speed Dating For Your Résumé - Tues Feb 19th 6:00 - 8:30pm

4 Feb 2013 - 11:41pm
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Rodrigo Sanchez


When it comes to to finding a job in the user experience industry, there's a lot of heartache. What are the things hiring managers place the most value on?

In this event, we'll start by shedding light on résumés from a hirer's point of view, and give you a chance to observe your résumé's performance under battlefield conditions. The fast-paced second half of the event will allow you to find out if your résumé is representing you accurately.

6:00-6:45PM Registration & networking
6:45-7:00PM Chapter announcements
7:00-7:30PM Part I: Discussion
7:30-8:30PM Part II: Résumé Speed Dating

19 Feb 2013
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Pace University, Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts (entrance on Spruce St), 1 Pace Plaza New York, NY 10038

Annual Members - $10.00 (USD)
General Public - $20.00 (USD)
Students - $5.00 (USD)
Ticket+Annual Membership - $25.00 (USD)
Volunteers & Presenters' Guests - Free

Regular registration closes at noon Monday February 18 OR when we reach max capacity, whichever happens first.

Part I: Discussion

NYC UXPA President Gloria Petron talks with Ben Tregoing of TDA-Digital, North America, on the topic of digital portfolios. As co-founder and Director at TDA, Ben has spent the past five years advising businesses ranging from startups to financial institutions on how to structure and integrate their user experience teams. In addition, Ben was an active member of the London UXPA community, organizing yearly career events which included running booths and workshops for résumé and portfolio reviews.

Part II: Speed Dating For Your Résumé

What is it and how does it work?
A series of 2-person stations are set up around the room to form a circuit. A reviewer (a senior-level UX-industry professional or UX-industry recruiter) is seated at each station. Participants sit with the reviewer and hand over their resume plus whatever work samples they've brought, and in the few minutes allowed, the reviewer provides their assessment. Feedback is brief and high-level. At the end of the session it's time for the participant to move on.

Work samples may include wireframes, documentation, screenshots, etc. Samples can be presented on paper or via laptops or tablets. This will make it possible for reviewers to get a much clearer picture of participants' capabilities in the time allowed.

2013 Résumé Reviewers

In addition to Ben, we are honored to have the following individuals volunteer their time and expertise for this event.

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