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How many portfolio pieces do you show during an interview? I’m applying for a UX UI position and they want me to share my work

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There’s not one right answer to this question, but I feel like 3-5 solid projects is a great number to play in. You can always include more in your book, but you won’t have time to talk about much more than that. The core: - showcase a project you’re proud of - a project that pushed you or caused you to solve problems - a project that showcases a skill you love to do and at the end of the day, your book should be filled with the type of projects you want to do

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Depends how long the interview is but 2-3 is usually good with me. It’s also 100% ok to ask what type of projects they’d like to see, too.

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I'm getting more and more into UI design. This thread is really helpful. When y'all are showing UI work, do you walk through an InVision? Share it as a case study on your site with photos and videos? Walk through the final launched website?

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This was helpful. I want to walk them through process to obviously show the thinking behind it then I wanna go into detail with technical things like the wireframe prototypes down to the final result

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I have been on the hiring side of the table for a few years now, it truly varies. Keep in mind, your website should have lots of great work on it. That is what helps you get to the interview, and the person interviewing you has probably gone through that portfolio. The interview itself is more focused. It’s more about showing skills that are part of the job description and building confidence that you can do the job. Is the job for a mobile designer? Show them a mobile project. Enterprise software? Show them that. If that is one detailed project that is awesome and covers all the skills required for the job, great! Go into more detail about the process of the project than you do on your website. Software design is all about process. That said, 1-3 depending on length of the interview and what type of project you are showing.

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Only the really good stuff

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Last UI gig I got I showed two fairly sizable case studies. Make sure you have quantifiable stats - key take aways, ROI, percentages, numbers that matter.

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One very thorough one that shows several activities/deliverables/artifacts and expertise relevant to the position

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Ultimately I’m thinking showing 2 somewhat lengthy projects that required the most process. Could possibly throw in a 3rd one for more fluff

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I agree, two well rounded projects are better than something that you may not even have time to walk through! (Also...practice LOL make sure you don’t take an hour to explain one project and make sure to ask if your interviewer has questions about your work!)

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So I showed them 2 instead... good thing I didn’t push for 3 because we went over time. But overall the interview went great! Next phase will be a design test. Really hoping I get this job!

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