Thank you to Seattle Women of Design & UX for inviting me to facilitate an exciting panel discussion on LinkedIn strategy for job search and career development.
We learned from four amazing UX professionals who have successfully used LinkedIn to advance their careers, build their reputations, expand their networks, land new jobs, and contribute to the UX discipline. Their success is proof that using LinkedIn with intention can play a crucial role in successfully landing a job in today’s competitive market.
They shared their strategies, experiences, and advice for intentional community engagement, developing a quality network, sharing valuable content, and building professional credibility, to help you make the most of the platform and achieve the next big step in your career.
Angel Newball (she/her) Angel is an Austin native with a background in Anthropology. She is a UX Specialist for eClinicalWorks, the largest cloud-based electronic health record software in the US. In order to give back to her community, Angel often spends time volunteering for Latinitas as a mentor to young girls, and is the Board Secretary for UXPA Austin. You can connect with her on Instagram @ux.angel, or on Linkedin, which she successfully leveraged for her entry into UX in 2021.
Emily DiLeo, PhD, MLIS (she/her) Emily is a former ethnomusicologist and archivist who has worked for Thomson Reuters and SAP. Emily made the pivot from academia to UX research in 2021, during which her use of LinkedIn helped her land her first UX job. Her professional activities include giving talks at UX conferences, writing about knowledge management on industry blogs and Medium, and guesting on podcasts. Emily is an active member of the ResearchOps community, playing a key role in the creation of the Minimum Viable Taxonomy Level 1.
Emilie Mazurek (she/her) Emilie is a Senior UX Designer with a background in biochemistry and hospitality. After graduating from a bootcamp, Emilie landed a full-time remote role in less than 3 months, and was promoted to senior designer in just over a year–largely through the help of building an online brand and posting on LinkedIn. When she's not working, you can find her arguing with her parrot Cheeto, giving unsolicited hot chocolate reviews, or finding any excuse possible to book another vacation.
Laura Costantino (they/them) Laura is a senior content designer and strategist at Google. For the past ten years, they have worked at the intersection of UX, content, and marketing for some of the world's largest tech companies, including Yahoo, Amazon, Meta, and now Google. Laura developed a passion for storytelling early on and received a MA in Cinema Studies in San Francisco, where they worked as a curator for a range of film festivals and cultural institutions around the Bay Area. Outside of work, Laura is committed to mentoring people transitioning into UX and tech, advocating for content, and sharing advice on LinkedIn. They currently live in NYC, were born in Southern Italy, and speak both English and Italian fluently.
About Seattle Women of Design and UX
Seattle Women of Design and UX was created in order to provide Seattle women and non-binary people an opportunity to network, learn, mentor and support each other in UX. We hold regular meetups that give our members more opportunities to learn from others in their field, hone their presentation skills, and work with each other in an empowering environment.