Overheard: What is UX Writing? Jokingly, I simplify it by saying marketing writes with adjectives. I don’t.
Applying for jobs is hard.
This isn’t new information.
Despite the number of startups claiming to solve the problem, at the end of the day it comes down to people.
And people are weird. They have quirks, they’re irrational, they have biases and unexplored personality defects.
We all do.
So trying to solve a human process with machines is difficult.
Still, there are things we can all do to improve the process. A couple of years ago I helped to write an online course about getting a job as a web developer.
Amongst the bullshit articles about the correct walk, the ideal handshake, or the killer tactic that would guarantee you’d land the job were a couple of useful resources.
Firstly, Dev Aujla put together the best job hunting guide I’ve ever used. It’s aimed at the non-profit sector, but the lessons apply regardless of industry.
Secondly, this tool
helps you answer the question of “what salary should I ask for?”
I’m including some more remote roles than usual this week.
Based on feedback, there’s a good demand for remote roles. So there are more content strategy positions than usual in this week’s listings.
Remote UX Writer roles don’t really exist, so if you’re in the market for remote work then compare your skillset against content strategy roles. Maybe it’s a good fit…
One last thing, if you’re struggling to get experience to meet some of the job requirements in this email, take a look at the projects on Catchafire
. I found my first UX Writing project there.
There are currently 533 of you on this list.
Which kindof blows my mind.
On with the show.