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Career Outlook for New UX Designers in 2021

Career Outlook for New UX Designers in 2021

There's no doubt that 2020 has been a rollercoaster year, from an unprecedented pandemic to a nail-biting presidential election. Yet, despite it all, opportunities in the user experience design field continue to grow. To help gauge how new designers can break into the...

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Career Outlook for e-Learning Professionals in 2021

Career Outlook for e-Learning Professionals in 2021

With an increasing number of learners turning to the Internet for educational content each year, the need for e-Learning professionals is likely to only grow. We asked e-Learning leads at several leading organizations for their predictions about what the career market...

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How Does Empathy Play Into Design Thinking?

How Does Empathy Play Into Design Thinking?

In this moment of worldwide uncertainty, we could all use a healthy dose of empathy. While being empathetic helps us understand the experiences of others in our lives, this trait can be a major benefit in the design process, too. In fact, design firm IDEO notes that...

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Career Outlook for Technical Writers in 2021

Career Outlook for Technical Writers in 2021

2020 has been an unpredictable and challenging year for the world, and the technical writing field is no exception. We sat down with product leads at prominent technology firms to capture their thoughts on what 2021 will mean for the field of technical writing. We've...

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Workforce Planning in a Post-Covid-19 World

Workforce Planning in a Post-Covid-19 World

We are entering an unprecedented and unpredictable world as we head towards a post-COVID-19 future. While we still don't know when we might live in a post-pandemic world, we can at least begin to predict how trends will continue to accelerate in the workplace. If...

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How to Prepare For a “Deep Dive” Into Your Portfolio

How to Prepare For a “Deep Dive” Into Your Portfolio

Imagine: the interview process for your new UX design role is going really well. You’ve spoken at length with the hiring manager, interviewed with each of the main department heads, and answered all questions thoroughly. But then, out of nowhere, in your final...

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Working Remotely With Kids At Home

Working Remotely With Kids At Home

While many of us enjoy working outside the office, our productivity and focus can slip when our kids are home with us, too. This is the reality which many of us face with the current Covid-19 pandemic, where our kids are attending virtual school or perhaps no school...

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Managing Remote Workers Who Have Kids At Home

Managing Remote Workers Who Have Kids At Home

Covid-19 has been difficult for everyone, but the pandemic has been especially taxing for working parents. With many kids now attending remote schools, parents have found themselves acting as educators, coaches, and guidance counselors on top of their 9-to-5 jobs.  As...

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What is Learning Experience Design?

What is Learning Experience Design?

Chances are you’ve taken an online course at some point in your working life. Maybe you were exploring a topic to help you perform better in the workplace. Maybe you were taking a course for university credit. Or maybe you were just enriching yourself and sharpening...

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5 Tips for Making Your First UX Hire

5 Tips for Making Your First UX Hire

Congratulations! You've reached a milestone moment in your startup. You have a working product—whether it's a prototype, a beta test, or a minimum viable effort—and now you're ready to introduce your work to the world. But before you do, it's time to involve a UX...

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Paul Barrow

Documentation Manager
Client Testimonial "Carol has been an effective and collaborative search partner, delivering great candidates who fit the spec. She’s easy to work with, very responsive, and helped us as we have continued to grow out our UX team at SONOS." 

Jamie Narva

Design Recruiter
Client Testimonial "SessionM has partnered with Clear Point for multiple UI/UX positions. They are a top-notch recruiting firm, and I have been very pleased with them. I worked closely with the company’s founder Carol, who sought to really understand my needs. She and her team carefully vetted each candidate and included a thorough summary along with each resume and portfolio. They are extremely communicative and responsive to feedback, which they use to fine-tune their search. I am thrilled to report that they found us an amazing designer for our team. I highly recommend Clear Point, and would definitely work with them again for future hiring needs."  

Erin McConaughey

Director of UI/UX at SessionM
Client Testimonial "Carol has been my go-to recruiting partner for almost 10 years, across multiple companies. For example, when we were launching the UX practice at Virtusa, she was the first person I called to help build out our team. Her team's knowledge of both UX design and UI development enables them to quickly hone in on qualified candidates without the back and forth that it often takes with other firms with whom I've worked. As we've grown, they have quickly helped us expand our reach into new regions of the country, and have worked with us to find both full-time employees and contractors."

David Katz

VP User Experience at Virtusa
Client Testimonial "For many years, Carol and the Clearpoint team have been my partners in filling contract roles on Deltek’s documentation/training team. With each new hire, the Clearpoint team has listened carefully to my requirements and tracked down candidates with the right skills, experience, and intangible “stuff” – senior professionals who hit the ground running. I know that I’ve been picky and demanding, and Clearpoint has always come through for me."

Evelyn Osmond

Senior Director, Documentation at Deltek, Inc.
Client Testimonial "As a manager of a writing team, I have been very happy with Clear Point's ability to address my staffing needs. The medical device industry has unique requirements to produce documentation for various audiences, including patients at home and regulatory bodies, such as the FDA. Carol, in particular, was very helpful in navigating through dozens of resumes and sending me highly qualified candidates which resulted in the hiring of two staff writers. She was very responsive when I asked for different qualifications and immediately focused on giving me the types of candidates I was looking for. I appreciated her professionalism and timely responses. I highly recommend Carol, and would use her resources again should the need arise. "

Daniela Orlowski

Manager, Technical Communications at NxStage Medical, Inc.
Client Testimonial "Carol has been an amazing partner in helping CarMax with their UX needs. She helped fill a key role, which we couldn't have done without her. Carol's communication, follow-up and transparency is above and beyond, and has enabled us to build a strong, long lasting relationship. I recommend Carol and Clear Point!"

Courtney Walters

Senior Coordinator, Shockhoe Operations at CarMax
Client Testimonial "Carol has provided me with several of the best instructional designers. She does a great job helping me find the right instructional designer for the work that needs to be done. Some of her contractors we so good, we offered them full-time employment. If you are looking for contractors, I highly recommend her company."

Eldon Strickland

Manager Operations, L&D and Online Educator at Tufts Health Plan

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