In episode 23 of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews Tom McCormack, a Career Coach specializing in product design and product owners. During Tom’s career, he has worked primarily with product designers but has experience in other fields like data science, data analytics, web development, and product management, to name a few.
As a career coach in the product space, Tom has a different perspective on how to break into UX. From the length of time it can take to find a new job to the pitfalls he has seen job seekers fall into, Tom shares loads of advice in this podcast episode that can help give you a fresh perspective during your job search.
During our interview with Tom you will learn:
✍️How Tom made his way into career coaching
🤔Current landscape of junior and mid-senior level product designers
🔥What it takes to break into product design
⏱How long it can take to land that first job
🧗🏻♂️Common pitfalls to avoid on your job search
🍀How to make your own luck to jumpstart your career
💡The common misconception of design
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