Things to Likely to Lead to an Exclusion
- Instructional Design
- Industrial Design (aka physical product design)
- Graphic design with little to no software design
- Designer predominantly at their own company / freelance
- Currently in school or boot camp
⭐️ = Bad
- No experience, no education
⭐️⭐️ = Okay
- Does the candidate have a formal education in a relevant field? Common and acceptable backgrounds include graphic design, human-computer interaction, cognitive psychology, information architecture, and computer science.
- Multiple years of experience
⭐️⭐️⭐️ = Good
- States or implies human-centered design
- Research mentioned
- Facilitation mentioned
- Multiple companies
- Clear career progression. Is there career growth?
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ = Great. Above, plus
- Beautiful and easily scannable
- Does it have a scannable layout?
- Does it look like there was effort put in to make the resume look appealing?
- Does it stand out?
- Skills, achievements, or testimonials section
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ = Excellent. Above, plus:
a. At company known for quality design
b. At company known for mature design organization
- (-1) Boot camps can be warning signs and require more investigation on capability? How long was the boot camp? Less than 6 months and less than 2 years of experience is a deduction.
- (-0.5) Has the candidate hopped around at a lot of companies (usually a warning sign)?