How and where to find UX jobs?
1. Google’s Jobs Search
2. Linkedin Job Search
Though jobs from Linkedin are also featured under Google’s Jobs Search, a direct job search in Linkedin offers convenience as you can directly submit your application from there. You may use Linkedin to search for UX jobs in any parts of the world, from the United States, Europe, Asia to even China. Unlike Google and Facebook, Linkedin is not blocked in China.
Walmart is the largest private employer in the world. Only the US’s Department of Defense and China’s People’s Liberation Army recruit more people than Walmart. UI and UX related positions in Walmart include UI/UX Designer, Design Technologist, Content Strategist, Product Designer (for apps and interfaces), Researcher, etc.
As one of the leading tech companies in the world, Google has regular opportunities for positions such as UX Engineer, UX Researcher, Quantitative User Experience Researcher, UX Designer, Interaction Designer, UX Writer, etc. The Google Careers site allows users to filter for openings for all organizations under Google, including Google, YouTube, Google Fiber, Loon, Verily Life Sciences, Waymo, Wing and X.
Apple is always associated with a good user experience. UX-related roles at Apple include UX Designer, UX Writer, UX Prototyper, Design Producer, Technical UX Designer, Interaction Designer, etc. “Do more than you ever thought possible. Have more impact than you ever imagined.” is the tagline you will see when entering Apple’s careers site. If Apple is where you want to work, you can also get yourself discovered by Apple just by introducing yourself. They will get in touch if there’s a role that seems like a good match.
If you feel excited by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s recent climate pledge to save the earth by meeting the goals of the Paris climate agreement 10 years early, you should probably apply for a UX job at Amazon. Amazon offers opportunities for UX Designers and UX Researchers across its business categories such as Amazon Web Services, Retail, Alexa, Kindle, etc.
As a social media giant allowing users to express emotions such as like, love, haha, wow, sad and angry, the user experience will need to be handled with care. Interaction design, visual design, information architecture, and usability will need to be constantly improved to keep users engaged. Facebook offers positions ranging from UX Researcher and UX Designer to as niche as UX Research Participant Management across its brands of Facebook, Instagram, Oculus, and WhatsApp. If you happen to be one of its managers for UX Research Participant Management, read here for tips on participant recruitment strategies.
8. Google Maps
If you only want to work near your home or in your city, Google Maps has the feature that you should tap on. Go to Google Maps and search for “UX jobs near me” and “UX company near me”. You will be able to compile a list of UX recruiters near you that you should target. Then, go to their website to see whether there’s an opportunity or even cold call/ email them. You can also add the bosses or managers on Linkedin to increase your chances of landing a job on the respective companies.