Yesterday, I interviewed for a UX position, and I was impressed by the interviewee's attention. If you're planning to give an interview for a UX position, here are some areas that you can improve upon, along with some things that would be good to keep in mind.
Be ready with your portfolio: A Portfolio is such a good ice breaker for me; it helps us understand the candidate's thought process and gives us a good insight into his UX awareness and capability to comprehend his thinking.
Honesty: Please always be honest. If you know the answer to a question, say so. If you don't know, it's okay to admit that. But it would help if you were willing to learn and find the answer. Can you provide examples of how you have been updating your skills? For instance, mention any certifications you have obtained or any problems you have recently worked on.
Focus on the process: I have told all my team members and group to focus on UX processes, not the output. Output can be wrong sometimes, but we, as interviewers, are looking at whether you are following the process.
Ask relevant questions: if you have doubts, please ask questions; do not shy away; if you need some explanation on the task, please ask questions.
Know the organisation: I appreciate one aspect of the candidate's approach: he took the time to study our company by researching our website and learning about our employees through LinkedIn. Therefore, it is essential to understand the company and the industry in which it operates, as this will enable you to communicate more effectively with the interviewer.
Stay positive: Always maintain a positive attitude, smile often, and strive to learn from your mistakes.
I hope this information will help aspiring UX designers to achieve their dream. Please share your thoughts.