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Career Paths

This is a list of articles where people documented their job search process and outlined the actionable steps they took to get the job. Filter by clicking on the tags tab or use the search items bar on the right. We hope that you get inspired and add yours to this list by clicking on the ADD TO LIST button below.

How I landed a job in UX Design with no degree or work experience

In the past few months that I’ve started my career in UX design, several people have reached out to ask how I landed a job in UX with no degree or prior work experience. As the market becomes…

How I Landed a UX Job in 8 Months Without Work Experience or a Degree

I was scared to quit my job in the property management field to pursue a career in UX design, but it has been one of the most satisfying decisions I’ve made in a long time. I’ve worked with multiple…

Starting out as a new designer — how to get a job ASAP

I’m currently teaching UX Design at General Assembly. Aside from the fact that I’m learning a lot, I’m also inspired by the courage and tenacity of my students. Most of them have years of experience…

So you want to be a UX designer… – Suelyn Yu – Medium

To help answer this question, I’ve been collecting online resources and stories — and now I’d like to share them with you. In the past eight years, I’ve gone from design student, to intern, to job…

How I went from 0 design experience to landing a full time job in 12 months (republished)

Sometimes it ends up being a numbers game, and you have to create your own luck. After over 80 rejections, I managed to land a great job, had some VISA issues, and ended up having to look for jobs again, rinse and repeat until I ended up at my current company.

Becoming a Self-Driving Car & Machine Learning Engineer

The past year has been quite a journey for me. A year ago I left my full-time job in computer chip design, to go “back to school” for a career change into machine learning. However, I didn’t go back…

How I landed offers from Microsoft, Amazon, and Twitter without an Ivy League degree

This is for those of you out there who are about to start your job search and who may be worried that you can’t land a top-tier tech job without a Stanford CS degree. Someone told you that you’re not…

I interviewed at five top companies in Silicon Valley in five days, and luckily got five job offers

In the five days from July 24th to 28th, I interviewed at LinkedIn, Salesforce Einstein, Google, Airbnb, and Facebook, and got all five job offers.

How I went from newbie to Software Engineer in 9 months while working full time

In this post, I’ll share how I went from zero(ish) to a six-figure software engineering job offer in nine months while working full time and being self-taught. Whenever I would start reading a…

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