Résumé Speed Dating - Let Your Resume Speak for You

  • 05 May 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • AppNexus 19 West 22nd Street 4th Floor New York, NY, 10010
  • 14


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Résumé Speed Dating - Let Your Resume Speak for You

A résumé opens the door to the next opportunity, but how do you create an effective résumé? This month, let's learn from the journey of one UX professional about how you can showcase your achievements and talent in your résumé and portfolio. Then, you will have an opportunity to get direct advice from a number of seasoned UX professionals.

 Part 1 - Land Your UX Dream Job: Tales from a Hiring Manager

Over the past few years, AppNexus has experienced tremendous growth. Having processed hundreds of applications for UX roles, Ashley Hemingway would like to share some tips and tricks for UX job seekers, to ensure their applications stand out for all the right reasons. In this talk, Ashley will share user-centric principles in order to help job seekers tailor their applications, resumes and portfolios to their “user": the hiring manger.


With over a decade of professional design experience, Ashley believes that “happiness is making the things that you wish existed”. She is currently the Director of User Experience at AppNexus, one of New York’s fastest growing companies. Previously, she has designed tablet apps for the pharmaceutical industry, websites and applications for large retail and banking brands, and packaging for consumer and beauty care products. She has also consulted for several startups, where she loved turning early concepts into established and trusted brands while advocating for customer-centric design principles. Ashley is a graduated of DAAP at the University of Cincinnati. During the few minutes a day she is not online, she can be found indulging in too much television, curiosity and cheese.

 Part 2 - Résumé Speed Dating

What is it and how does it work?

A series of 2-person stations are set up around the room. A reviewer (a senior-level UX-industry professional or UX-industry recruiter) is seated at each station. Participants sit with the reviewer and hand over their resume plus whatever work samples they've brought, and in the few minutes allowed, the reviewer provides their assessment. Feedback is brief and high-level. At the end of the session it's time for the participant to move on.

Work samples may include wireframes, documentation, screenshots, etc. Samples can be presented on paper or via laptops or tablets. This will make it possible for reviewers to get a much clearer picture of participants' capabilities in the time allowed.

Attendee Checklist

In order to get the most out of résumé speed dating, attendees are highly encouraged to bring the following items:

  • 15 printed copies of your résumé
  • Optional: Work samples (print out or on mobile device)
  • Optional: Business cards

Meet Our Reviewers!

   Ashley Hemingway
   Director of UX

   Positions Reviewed:
   UX Team Lead / Manager,  UX Design,      UX Research
Chris Watson
UX Team Lead

Positions Reviewed:
UX Designer,  Senior UX Designer , UX Team Lead,  UX Researcher

Vikki Baxter
UX Research Manager

Positions Reviewed:
UX Researcher (Qualitative and Quantitative), UX Designer  

Jesse McBride
Senior UX Talent Manager
UX Hires

Positions Reviewed:
UX Design, UX Research, Information Architects, Strategists 

Kim Cassidy
Former Associate Creative Director at weightwatchers.com

Positions Reviewed:
UX Designer, Interaction Designer, Information Architect, Usability Testing
 Julia Cowing
 AVP Design

 Positions Reviewed:
 User Experience Architect
Brittania Gaspar 

Positions Reviewed:
UX Design, Visual Design, UX Research
Karin Kawamoto
VP, UX Manager
Goldman Sachs

Positions Reviewed:
UX Architect, Information Architect, Visual Designer, Creative Director

Deidre Kolarick
VP, User Experience

Positions Reviewed:
UX Research, UX Strategists
Rebecca Levi 
Recruiting Manager
The Joanne Weaver Group

Positions Reviewed:
UX Design, UX/UI Design, UI Design, Product Design, Service Design  

        Ariel Lopez
        Career Coach
        General Assembly
        Positions Reviewed:
        User Researcher, UX Designer, Visual           Designer, UI Designer
Adekunle Oduye
Product Designer

Positions Reviewed:
Product Designer  UX Designer  Front-end Developer  UI Designer
 Tammy Sachs
 Sachs Insights

 Positions Reviewed:
 UX Researcher, UX Strategist, UX  Designer
Mark Safire
User Experience Researcher
Bloomberg LP

Positions Reviewed:
UX Researcher
Roger Sambrook
Director of User Research
FactSet Research Systems

Positions Reviewed:
Senior User Experience Researcher User Experience Researcher

Dan Shaw
Principal Information Architect
Fidelity Investments

Positions Reviewed:
Information Architect, Interaction Designer, User Experience Designer, etc.
Christopher Stair
User Experience Designer

Positions Reviewed:
Senior/Lead/Assistant UX Designer, Information Architect, Interaction Designer
Ashley Westbrook
Vice President/Lead Digital Recruiter

Positions Reviewed:
Product Designer, UI Designer, Interaction Designer, UX Designer, Front-end Developer

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$10    Annual Members
   General Public
$25    Ticket ($10) + Annual Membership ($15)
$5    Students

NO WALK-INS. Please register in advance!


6:00-6:45   Networking & Refreshments
6:45-7:00   Opening Announcements
7:00-7:30   Part 1 - Land Your UX Dream Job: Tales from a Hiring Manager
7:30-8:30   Part 2 - Résumé Speed Dating
8:30-9:00   More Networking & Refreshments


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