Ask DN : Am I unemployable ?

over 6 years ago from , Sr. Interaction Designer

Help me out guys. Really.

I have 6 years of design education, almost 4 years of experience in core UX ... projects ranging from enterprise UX to mobile to service design. Have read scores of books and translated my learnings into real project application. But still cant find a job in Canada .. I have moved here as a permanent resident so theres no work permit issue and still only faced NO wherever I have applied.

Heres link to my portfolio : www.apurvray.com and heres my resume : https://www.dropbox.com/s/iheqf8k0cf0af5e/Apurv_Resume_2016_ca.pdf?dl=0

Can anyone please let me know what am I doing wrong. Please.

P.S. I have gone to a whole bunch of recruiters and have applied to virtually every job opening in Toronto and Vancouver on all possible sites.


  • Sid Govindaraju, over 6 years ago

    I will get in touch with you if any opportunity opens up at my place of work. In the meantime please talk to Designers in Canada and see what tips the scale in their favor. Try to connect with you previous interviewer and find out what was lacking and improve on it. In Bay area A players hire A+ players; in GTA (Toronto Area) A players hire B or C players. So in laymans term tweak your resume for every job you apply, try to match their job description with you experience, in some case try to dumb it down, if you are super experienced.

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  • Glen Lipka, over 6 years ago

    For some reason on windows your resume looks really pixelated. Every single word looks 8-bit.

    To answer your question: Different markets have different needs. The Bay Area has a much bigger demand for UX Designers than Canada. However, it's also way more expensive. Try looking outside your comfort zone geographically. Get in touch with recruiters, interact with people. Wanting it isn't enough. You have to obsess about it and be a man on fire.

    Good luck.

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  • Luis La TorreLuis La Torre, over 6 years ago

    You have to put yourself a bit more out there. Dribbble, Behance, and other Freelance websites. This is a great start to be here, but you have to aim where people look for designers. Also, work a bit more on your typography.

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