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UX Careers Development Event 2018


19:00 - 21:30

IBM United Kingdom Limited 76/78 Upper Ground South Bank London SE1 9PZ

Looking for a job in UX or trying to work out how to take your UX career to the next level? Perhaps you are an employer looking for some new UX talent?

This November our careers event bring employers and candidates together to meet and find new opportunities over a glass of wine or beer.

FREE EVENT – this event is free, but you still need to book your spot. Refunds will be issued to all event attendees. 

If you are recruiting, this is a great way to get yourself in front of 100s of UX candidates in one evening. Please contact James for more information about exhibiting.

Open House Careers Event

This free event lets employers and practitioners meet, learn and find new career opportunities. Drop in anytime from 19:00 to talk with organisations currently recruiting for UX positions, network and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

These companies are looking for a range of specialisms and experience, if you’re looking for a new role in UX you can’t afford to miss this event.

To make the most of this event don’t forget to bring copies of your CV and portfolio.


19:00 – 21:00: Open house careers fair, networking and drinks.
19:15 – 20:45: CV & Portfolio clinic
19:30 – 20:00: “How to be a Mentor” panel discussion
20:15 – 20:45: “The three stages of leadership” by Jane Austin

Companies waiting to meet you:

Some of the companies waiting to meet you….

CV & Portfolio Clinic

Bring your CV and/or Portfolio with you on the night and get one-to-one expert advice and feedback. Sessions will be one-to-one, short and focussed. Come prepared!
Experts from: Futerheads & Zebra People
Sessions start from 19:15 pm to 21:00 pm.  Book your spot on the night!


How to be a mentor” panel discussion

When advancing your career, one natural step is to start mentoring others. But what makes a good mentor? What skills do you need, and who should you be mentoring? In this panel discussion we have 5 experienced mentors giving advice about how to mentor, talking about the mistakes they’ve made along the way and things mentees can do to optimise their time with a mentor.



The three stages of leadership” by Jane Austin

In the words of Cap Watkins: “Congratulations. You got promoted – now prepare to suck at a completely different job.”

This is exactly what happened to Jane multiple times in her twenty year career. She has gone from being a designer, to leading a few people, to leading a team, and now as a director, leading multiple teams. The transitions to each of these three stages of leadership were tough, and painful, and yes, she sucked every time she got promoted into a new stage of leadership. In this talk Jane shares her experiences of each transition and talks about the mistakes she made and the lessons she learned, and gives you hard won advice so that when you get promoted you won’t suck at all.


This event is FREE to attend!
We ask for a £10 deposit that is fully refunded to all event attendees. This is necessary to limit the amount of people who book tickets and don’t attend. Otherwise we end up wasting a lot of food and drink. If you have booked a ticket and can no longer attend, providing you cancel the ticket 48 hours before the event you will be refunded in full.


Many thanks to our partners IBM for hosting this event.

IBM is a global cloud platform and cognitive solutions company, which has continually evolved over the past century to remain at the forefront of technological innovation. Our capabilities in data and analytics, cloud, mobile, social and security have helped the UK evolve to become one of the world’s most digitally advanced nations. This digital revolution empowers us and our clients to gather and analyse data in ways that have never been possible before—helping UK organisations unlock new insights and usher in a new era of cognitive business.

At IBM Design, we don’t just make great products. We painstakingly craft experiences that delight our users and shape the future. Take a look here:



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