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Career Switch

The story of another UX career switcher – from teaching to UX

By May 28, 2019May 30th, 2019No Comments

I’m on Month 6, nearing Month 7 of my UX job hunt.

Last year in 2018 I decided to do a career switch, out of a stable, decent-paying career I was well-established and successful in… into UX. Which apparently is a career that everyone and their moms are switching into these days. Of course, I didn’t know that then.

Before I made the leap, here’s what I envisioned – get some education, formal training if needed, then job hunt for probably 3 (and heaven forbid – up to 6 months(!!!)), then work for 1-3 years to get awesome at UX and figure out if it’s my jam.

Well – it turns out this journey is way tougher than I anticipated.

I don’t know where this will lead. I might go back to my old career (teaching). But regardless of what happens, I decided I want to document it.


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