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A friend of mine got out of UX Bootcamp not long ago. He spent a lot of his adult life training to become an illustrator wanting to work for games. Since he finished bootcamp, he can't find a job.. not even an internship. Any tips to help him get there?

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Also, you could post this question in either the Advertising or Creative bowls as there are UX designers in there who will be able to help for sure!

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Thanks! I tried posting it elsewhere but sort of got tyoe casted here. I'll try again!

Has he been applying but getting rejected? I see tons of jobs for UX designers in start ups.

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Yea, he can't even get an interview

I am on the verge of launching an mvp for my startup, need a UX designer...shoot me a dm!

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Does he have a portfolio up? Is it up to date with a few recent projects to showcase his breadth of knowledge and skills? I would first suggest finding ways to improve marketing his personal brand. I would also suggest joining design communities to network with potential employers and mentors. The design community is really casual and everyone is open to conversation. I’d suggest joining the DesignX community and ADPList. Both have been tremendously helpful for me when I was transitioning into UX design.

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Thanks for the advice!! I'll relay that to him

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