Week 6 – Finding a UX job

design a user experience for social good and prepare for jobs week 6 answers

Test your knowledge on UX portfolios

1. A UX designer can begin their career at what type of company? Select all that apply.

  • Advertising agency
  • Large company
  • Design agency
  • Production company
  • Start-up

2. Why is it important for an entry-level designer to present their portfolio to potential employers? Select all that apply.

  • Present a roadmap on where they want to be in their career
  • Provide transparency on their work history
  • Prove they have the skills and potential to get the work done
  • Show they are open to continuous learning

Test your knowledge on preparing for UX interviews

3. What are some key tips for building rapport with an interviewer? Select all that apply.

  • Be curious
  • Be defiant
  • Be yourself
  • Be genuine

4. Why should you be curious to build rapport with your interviewer? Select all that apply.

  • Creates more opportunities to learn about the person you’re communicating with
  • Leads to having better, more insightful questions
  • Professional representation of a designer’s personal brand
  • Identifies other opportunities that may be available if this role doesn’t fit

5. Identify actions a designer should take to prepare themselves before an interview. Select all that apply.

  • Build rapport with interviewers
  • Build a knowledge base about the company
  • Determine and prepare answers to common interview questions
  • Explore requirements and expectations
  • Build a narrative

Test your knowledge on strategies to answer interview questions

6. Consider the following scenario: UX designer Sadé is asked a complex, multi-tiered question during an interview: “Describe the design process for this project. What challenges did you overcome? ”

Which method is the best approach to this interview question?

  • STAR
  • Elevator pitch

7. Review the following interviewee’s response to an interview question:

I’m Alonso, and I’m an experienced educator, manager, and mentor. I have decades of experience in public and private education. I’ve also helped hospitals and corporations such as Seattle Children’s and Microsoft create learning curriculums for their employees. I love being an educator, and helping to make knowledge more accessible for everyone. Your company’s motto “You never truly stop learning” is a creed I live by each day.

What is this an example of?

  • Panel
  • STAR method
  • Whiteboard
  • Elevator pitch

Test your knowledge on panel and whiteboard interviews

8. What is a panel interview?

  • A group’s assessment of a designer’s skills, experience, and work ethic
  • A strategic method of answering questions
  • A real-time, practical demonstration of a designer’s skills
  • An assessment of multiple candidates

9. During a panel interview, what might be expected of a designer? Select all that apply.

  • Showcase their portfolio
  • Answer questions about their experience and skills
  • Showcase any coding knowledge
  • Offer a practical demonstration of their skills

10. A whiteboard interview gives interviewers a chance to assess a designer’s knowledge, thought processes, design capabilities, and communication skills.

  • True
  • False

Test your knowledge on creating a business plan

11. Imagine you decide to start your own freelance UX design business and get to work on your business plan. When creating a business plan, what questions should you answer as you build it? Select all that apply.

  • Who’s your competition?
  • What problem are you solving for your clients?
  • What’s your brand identity?
  • What type of employer do you prefer?

12. Which of the following could be a business path for a freelance UX designer?

  • Sole ownership
  • Partnership
  • Design agency
  • Freelance marketplace

13. Which of the following is NOT typically included in a business plan?

  • Website
  • Competition
  • Brand identity
  • Business expenses

Test your knowledge on working as a freelancer

14. You explore freelancing opportunities and want to develop a business plan. What factors should you consider when determining your rate? Select all that apply.

  • People skills
  • Your personal expenses
  • Market rate for similar services
  • Your business expenses

15. As you start your freelancing career, you create a social media page for your new business. What are some ways to attract clients through social media? Select all that apply.

  • Post examples of your work
  • Post your new company’s social media on your personal page profiles
  • Post other interests on your company profile
  • Ask friends and family to promote your page on their social media pages

16. Fill in the blank: When offering services pro bono, avoid _____ by preparing a new scope of work that includes rates for additional work.

  • networking
  • scope creep
  • pitching
  • paid work

17. You have a client interested in your work and they send you a request for proposal to determine if you can work together on a future project. You review the scope of work that outlines the project. What components in the scope of work should you pay attention to? Select all that apply.

  • External work
  • Project needs
  • Budget
  • Timelines

18. What is a statement of work (SOW)?

  • A list of expenses and profit margins that add up to an appropriate cost for services.
  • A legally binding document that lists detailed deliverables, due dates, and a payment schedule.
  • A list of expected payment dates and any upfront costs and contingencies.
  • A document that outlines the project a designer will complete.

Devendra Kumar

Project Management Apprentice at Google

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