Your Employability Scorecard

The Harness Projects Employability Score-card© is a world-first toolkit for aspiring UX designers, Product Managers & Digital Marketers.

Created with leading hiring managers from around the world, it forms the backbone of our project assessment process and provides a pathway for students to know exactly what areas they need to focus on to ensure they land a job in the industry.

Skills assessed

Take our Employability Survey and see where you rank

Technical UX Skills

The skills that have been defined as critical to ensure employability in the field of UX design are as follows. During your projects we will be developing each of these skills so you graduate as job-ready as possible.

Discovery
  • Problem statements & user stories
  • Requirements Gathering
Customer Research
  • User Interviews
  • Survey design
  • Usability testing
Synthesis
  • Synthesis
  • Card sorting
  • User personas
  • User Journey mapping
  • Information architecture
UI Design
  • Sketching
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping

Attitudinal Skills

The following attitudinal strengths are critical to ensuring your employability as a UX Designer. At Harness Projects we put equal weighting on you technical skill development as well as your attitudinal strengths.

Communication
  • Listening
  • Presence
  • Articulation
  • Inclusivity
Presenting
  • Introductions
  • Logic & Ideas
  • Conclusions
  • Audience feedback
  • Presence
Collaboration
  • Interaction
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Teamwork & Leadership
  • Initiative & Contribution
Resourcefulness
  • Self-direction
  • Problem solving
  • Project management
  • Learnability
Empathy
  • Compassion
  • Openness
  • Curiosity
  • Social awareness
Agile Behaviours
  • Self-reflection
  • Resilience
  • Creativity
  • Growth mindset

Our Product Management Employability Scorecard will be available soon

Our Digital Marketing Employability Scorecard will be available soon

Why are attitudinal strengths so important?

The modern workforce is increasingly evolving due to the rapid evolution of technology. Many traditional roles are under threat of automation or have already been automated and lost to technology. This trend has seen a shift towards stronger importance being placed on human skills that are difficult for machines to automate. Hiring managers are now looking at assessing these skills as a primary requirement for new hires and long-term employee retention.

If you can show strength in these areas as well as competency in the technical UX skills you have gone a long way to future-proof your career.