The UX Careers Handbook: Finding Success in your UX Career

  • 24 May 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • WeWork HQ, 115 W. 18th Street, 4th Floor

On the menu for NYC UXPA’s May event is Cory Lebson, who will serve up the delicious secrets to success in the UX job market.

If you’re a job seeker, learn what it takes to succeed as a UX professional. Explore the multitude of career pathways available to you. Find out how you can frame yourself solidly as a UX-er through learning, personal branding and networking.

And if you're an employer or recruiter, learn how you can craft your job descriptions to find experienced UX-ers instead of elusive unicorns.

Cory’s talk will cover:

  • What kinds of UX jobs are available
  • How to write/identify a good job description
  • How to successfully apply for a UX job
  • How to identify a good candidate and recognize a great UX portfolio
  • Understanding and become part of the UX community to find/advertise your talent
  • Help existing UX staff grow professionally

The UX Careers Handbook offers an insider’s look at how to be a successful User Experience (UX) professional from comprehensive career pathway descriptions to learning, personal branding, networking skills, building of resumes and portfolios, and landing a UX job.

Attendees will receive a special discount code to purchase The UX Careers Handbook

Cory Lebson 

Cory Lebson has been a user experience consultant for nearly 20 years. He is the principal and owner of Lebsontech LLC, a successful small user experience consulting firm he established in 1997. Lebsontech focuses on user research and evaluation, user experience strategy, UX training, and mentoring.

Cory also greatly enjoys teaching topics related to user experience and technology. He regularly gives talks and workshops on topics related to UX career development, user experience, user research, information architecture, and accessibility. He has been featured on the radio and has published a number of articles in a variety of professional publications.

Cory has an MBA in marketing and technology management, as well as an MA in sociology and a BS in psychology. Cory is a past president of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) International and is also a past president of the UXPA DC Chapter.

Hosted & Sponsored by

WeWork HQ

115 W. 18th Street, 4th floor 

(b/w 6th & 7th Ave)



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

Free with admission: snacks, refreshments, networking opportunities, intelligent discussions, not-so-intelligent discussions, enlightenment, and inspiration.


Tuesday, May 24

6:00-6:40PM   Networking & Refreshments
6:40-6:45PM   Opening Announcements
6:45-7:45PM   Presentations and Q&A
7:45-8:45PM   More Networking & Refreshments


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