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How “self-taught” is a hidden value for designers | Sarah Doody (Founder & CEO of Career Strategy Lab)

Here's why Sarah Doody self-taught is genius and how to do it.

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👋 Hello! Welcome to this week’s 🔒 subscriber only 🔒 View From The Top: Design, Product & AI, a weekly podcast column. Each Tuesday, we tackle design, building products, and accelerating careers. We’re looking for sponsors. If you’re interested to support our newsletter to advertise, let’s chat here.

In the second episode of View from the Top, we talk to Sarah Doody, Founder & CEO of Career Strategy Lab. Sarah has a deep experience in UX Design and is a regular contributor at Forbes, where she writes articles about leadership and careers. We’re also joined by guest host Kamala Alcantara, a UX mentor at ADPList and founding UX researcher at Blockdaemon.

Tune in as we dive into Sarah’s insights and learnings on:

  • Sarah’s career journey, including how she fell into the design and created her own consultancy - all self-taught!

  • Her motivations and biggest learnings from starting Career Strategy Lab, an accelerator for UX and Product professionals

  • Advice for landing a role in UX in the current job market and for those facing imposter syndrome at work

A breakdown of today’s podcast episode:

(00:00) Introduction and Sarah’s background

(3:41) Creating a UX career accelerator and a sneak peek of a typical session

(9:38) Career search advice given the state of the UX jobs today and opening up to different industries

(14:50) What sets Career Strategy Lab apart from other programs? A favorite success story?

(22:40) How mentorship played a role in Sarah’s journey and advice for those facing imposter syndrome

(25:27) Biggest lessons learned about leadership and building a successful business

(28:01) Emerging trends in the UX industry and how professionals can stay ahead of the curve

(29:51) Closing remarks and Sarah’s upcoming book!

Where to find the speakers:

👋 Guest Speaker, Sarah Doody: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahdoody/

👋 Guest Host, Kamala Alcantara: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kamalaalcantara/