Your Employability Scorecard

The Harness Projects Employability Score-card© is a world-first toolkit for aspiring UX designers. It forms the backbone of our assessment process throughout our projects 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.

Leading UX hiring managers from Australia and around the world have contributed to this UX employability scorecard.

Employability Scorecard
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The skills that have been defined as critical to ensure employability in the field of UX design are as follows:

Technical UX Skills

Discovery
  • Problem statements & user stories
  • Requirement gathering
Customer Research
  • One on one interviewing
  • Survey design
  • Usability testing
  • Synthesis
  • Card sorting
Synthesis
  • User Persona's
  • User Journey's
  • Information Architecture
UI Design
  • Sketching
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping

Attitudinal Skills

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

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.

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