A step-by-step guide to landing your first job as a UX designer.
Learn all job hunting essentials while you work from building a portfolio to your first day on the job! Here's what you'll learn.
✍️ How to write a cover letter that will get you job interviews
Writing a cover letter is a lot of work when applying for multiple jobs daily. Learn how to write a cover letter template that you can use again. Real-life examples and best practices included.
🎨 Tips, tricks, and templates for your portfolio
How to create your UX portfolio even if you do not have any prior working experience. Learn a step-by-step approach from portfolio structure to how and where to share your work.
🎤 How to prepare and ace your job interview
Learn all about commonly asked questions and how to answer them. Tips and tricks to help you prepare and ace your next UX job interview.
💼 Company types and the ones that are right for you
From startup to agency and everything in between. Knowing the differences will help you pick the right company for you.
🤯 Create a LinkedIn profile that makes recruiters go 'wow.'
Coming soon as a free update – LinkedIn is your go-to place for finding a job in UX. We'll teach you how to create a profile that makes recruiters reach out to you instead of the other way around.
What others say about the UX Jobs Handbook
"I was unsure of myself and what to do to get the UX job I wanted. The UX Jobs Handbook answered all my questions and gave me a lot of information about the hiring process and what the hiring managers are looking for.
Now I am confident enough to start applying for UX design jobs. I appreciated that each point was clearly explained and with no jargon."
Read a free sample first
You can read a sample of the UX Jobs Handbook for free. Read chapter 7 on how to write a cover letter here.
About the author
Hi there! 👋
I'm Nick, a UX & service designer from the Netherlands. With a visual design background, I can design apps, websites, and services that look and work great.
What makes me tick? Two things! First of all, creating a customer journey that just works. To make that happen, I bring together business goals and user needs in what is technically possible. I am a communicator, a facilitator of engaging design thinking workshops, and a pixel-perfect designer.
Usually, I do this as a UX designer, but I'm also comfortable working as a service or product designer. In recent years, I've completed design projects for the Dutch government, multinational banks, and SaaS businesses.
And second, mentoring and coaching other designers to get a better career in UX. I've been lucky enough to help multiple designers get their first job in UX or help them get better at what they do.
If you want to chat about design, mentoring, or working together, please contact me.