Digital Consultants

I have some basic UI/UX experience from school. I work in consulting but I haven’t gotten a chance to do any UX role at work. What are way to transition to UX role or gain more skills/work experience?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon
Posting as :
works at

There are often ways to start creating that experience for yourself without the official title. If you’re in a functional role on a project that doesn’t have dedicated UX, you can de facto take on that role. And if you don’t have a portfolio, build one using side/personal projects if needed. In addition to the above, firm initiatives were my way to network outside my original package solutions systems integration practice and have the right hooks in place for new project leads when I was rolling off a project. After that, you just need someone to take a chance on you (thanks SMB!)

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

Be vocal about your goals and willing to put in some extra effort. Figure out who might be a good and effective mentor in your digital practice, who does what you want to do and figure out how to get introduced. Then offer to help them, legitimately. They’ll likely appreciate someone who is driven and knows what they want, and genuinely offers to help and learn and build a relationship, rather than just asking to be staffed to something they aren’t qualified for. That’s how an associate with some research experience but nearly no design experience got on my UX/UI research and design project – she found me, made a good impression, did some support work from the bench, demonstrated a stellar work ethic and was super proactive and reliable even though it was grunt work. That convinced me to take a chance on requesting her when a support role opened up. Now she’s soaking up everything like a sponge – she and I do additional mentoring work on the side, I’m advocating for her internally, and as of the end of the year (she started mid year) we’re bringing her officially into the digital practice.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

Hi! I currently work in that field. Feel free to DM me.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

Related Posts

Just had a final round with KPMG for manager MC role in NYC. What salary should I expect and ask? I have 7 years of prior big 4 experience in NYC and total 8 years.

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Have you ever accepted a role that was not your first choice, and then after a month into the role, the one you really wanted opens up and they ask if your still interested? Did you stay or jump ship?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

I work in a Big 4 firm and I'm currently staffed at a client. Can I move to another Big 4 firm and continue working at the same client in, 1. The same role? 2. Different project/different role?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

30 min video chat with hiring manager at FAANG for a PM role. Interview went fantastic IMO; but been 2 days and nada. I have another offer that I need to accept/decline- how anxious should I be?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

👋 anyone working in ATK deals both pre/post transaction work. I’d like to chat / talk to understand culture, global mobility, hiring, workflow. Thanks!

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Would anyone be willing to DM me their Amzn LP examples that they prepared for and got through the interview. For context this is for a Sr Prgm Mngr role - Non Tech. I bombed an Amzn interview contd

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Worth it to go from M&A at D to BCG for a lead knowledge analyst role? Sounds like a M&A research role, but would be a foot in the MBB door

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Finally watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix. It didn’t say anything that we didn’t already know about social media and big tech, but it’s still alarming and worth the watch. The biggest question I have after watching is why do people still romanticize FAANG? Is just purely the money and prestige? Are we selling our soul for a highly regarded exit opportunity? Just curious.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Product manager at recently acquired fintech startup (great benefits & culture, manager role, little brand awareness, concerns w life after acquisition ), account manager at FAANG (great culture & benefits, $$, iffy role, great brand), biz ops & corporate strategy manager at large TMT company (iffy culture, meh benefits, manager title) What do you do? End goal is product or strategy. <3 YOE

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon
like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

My company promised me a promotion that was ultimately postponed indefinitely due to COVID. Rather than stay, I am now seeking new opportunities! Would love to hear about any companies currently hiring (anyone going through a hiring frenzy?) Referrals and advice/tips are more than welcomed! 😊 Thanks to all for reading :))

likesmart
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Any analysts been in consulting for a year but utilized less than 50%? Do you look for another role or just try to wait it out?

likehelpful
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

The first person to mention salary expectations in a recruiter call loses. If you ask a recruiter what the position's salary range is, and they ask you in turn what your expectations are, what can you respond with?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Just wasted 20 minutes trying to figure out how to update my job title on LinkedIn as a promotion instead of a new position. It still sent notification to my network as a new position instead of a promotion. How’s your evening going? 🙃

funnylike
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

S&O vs HC vs Tech. Difference in exit opportunities

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

My role is Unemployed in a major US city. Is $0k + no benefits competitive?

Post Photo
likefunny
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Rejected after five rounds of interviews, all of them included cases. Previous feedback was all "impressive". Now it's suddenly "you don't have the right skills". Last interviewer explicitly said his case was a new ask given to him by his manager and that he needed help from my answers. Frustrated regarding how much time I spent for this role. Should have realized sooner there was something wrong given several of their cases sounded so specific and related to their own projects.

likehelpful
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Trying to settle a dispute. Thank you notes (handwritten or email) after interviewing for a high level role like Account Director. Frowned upon because it looks like groveling or an etiquette MUST?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Thoughts on exiting D tech consulting at 1 YoE for a data role at a startup with a 30% base pay bump? Felt very pigeonholed with ERP’s at D, and want to eventually jump to product/maybe data science

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Interested in a senior business Development role at a Big 4. Any thoughts on salary range?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Additional Posts

anyone opt out of Avis points for hotel/airline points? is it worth it?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

New A1s and SA1s have barely been staffed this year, for no fault of theirs. Any S& people know whether they're safe (i.e won't be laid off) as 1st Years?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

SC with 6 YOE. Is it realistic to aim for an exit opportunity to big pharma at SM/AD roles? Appreciate any insights.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Is there really much difference between any of the big 4 or even top 10 or so firms? Been at PwC for 3.5 years and considering moving on, no idea what but is there any point transferring Cross firms?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

What are some niche project experiences or proficiencies MBB would value seeing from a Big 4 applicant?

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

I have CSP credit card and 76k unused points on it but want to switch to CSR credit. What should I do ? Is there a way to downgrade the CSP card and still keep the points ? Thanks!

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

For those tax staff living in a low COL areas, what is your salary? Mine is $53.5k.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

What’s the likelihood of getting an MBA sponsorship from Kearney in the UK going forward? I guess they will be giving these out less given covid.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Kind of a long shot here, but any 🐠 work for Chevron willing to do a referral?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Interviewing for an exp hire role for the first time and I want to know more about negotiating an offer. Recruiter calls me with an offer, I say no I want x more, they take my request back?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

People familiar with DFW airport: if I have a boarding pass for a non-American flight out of Terminal E, can I still go through security via Terminal D? Thanks.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

How much of short term disability do doctors right usually?

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

I did such a good job at work, the PM volunteered to do extra work with a stakeholder that’s Hades himself.... any tips on how to start effing up without getting fired? 😭😭😭

likefunny
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

What is KPMG director IT audit starting salary?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Another round of ogilvy layoff

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Looking to take the CISA exam. I have over 5 years of audit experience. How long do you think it’d take to study? Also, what study material should I use? Any good boot camps you’d recommend?

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Are they still doing layoffs now that green light has been released?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

MGR: Yeah, if we could just set up a walk through of your process in order to identify pain points. SASSY CLIENT: WE DON'T HAVE ANY PAIN POINTS. MGR: …🤦🏾‍♀️

likefunny
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Okay seriously, Roth or traditional IRA. In my early 20s about to jump to a startup and need to put my 401k somewhere. Yes assuming that I will be in a higher tax bracket when I retire...cont

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what’s it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

OR

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

Please enter a valid number