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First job as a product designer :(

September 27, 2019 at 8:35pm

First job as a product designer :(

September 27, 2019 at 8:35pm

Hi All,

On Monday I am going to start my new job as a product designer, right now I am a bit nervous because I don't know how to start haha.. can anyone share their experience on their first job as a product designer/ux designer? thank you in advance to all, Cheers!


September 28, 2019 at 3:30am

With my experience, my team was very friendly and welcoming. Ask a lot of questions, show that you are curious and want to be there, and you will be fine! :). When I first started my job, I scheduled 1:1s with co-workers. This really helped me get comfortable with everyone, especially the people who were remote, and it also helped me learn about the team dynamics. Good luck! Don't be nervous, they obviously liked you enough to want you on the team!

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September 28, 2019 at 5:34pm

Thank you so much

really appreciate it :)

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September 30, 2019 at 1:20pm

Congrats! At first, it can be a bit overwhelming, but that will fade with time. Just remember that nobody knows everything right away. They either fake like they do or acknowledge that they don't (but that they're committed to learning!).

If you don't have strong direction on your first set of tasks, I would proactively seek out the priorities for you to focus on. Once you have those, you can start to break them apart and set priorities within those priorities: short-term and long-term.

In my experience, the best product designers aren't the ones that come in and think they know everything, they're the ones that ask great questions, are curious, find problems to solve, and are great at involving others in the process.

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October 1, 2019 at 6:00pm

Hey, I have been in this business for 9 years and even if I have experience in the industry, I still feel nervous when I start a new carrier in a different company. So it is quite normal. :) just be yourself and show your commitment to learning like

said, dont worry you will have a great time.👍

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October 4, 2019 at 12:11pm

Ask a lot of questions. Make friends outside your team, especially in customer-facing departments like Sales and Customer Support. Ask more questions. Be curious. Learn what the business values and how you can provide that. Godspeed!

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October 5, 2019 at 10:31am

Congrats! At first, it can be a bit overwhelming, but that will fade with time. Just remember that nobody knows everything right away. They either fake like they do or acknowledge that they don't (but that they're committed to learning!).

If you don't have strong direction on your first set of tasks, I would proactively seek out the priorities for you to focus on. Once you have those, you can start to break them apart and set priorities within those priorities: short-term and long-term.

In my experience, the best product designers aren't the ones that come in and think they know everything, they're the ones that ask great questions, are curious, find problems to solve, and are great at involving others in the process.

thank you so much!!! I will keep this in mind always.

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Hey, I have been in this business for 9 years and even if I have experience in the industry, I still feel nervous when I start a new carrier in a different company. So it is quite normal. :) just be yourself and show your commitment to learning like

said, dont worry you will have a great time.👍

Yes, thank you I will!!

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Ask a lot of questions. Make friends outside your team, especially in customer-facing departments like Sales and Customer Support. Ask more questions. Be curious. Learn what the business values and how you can provide that. Godspeed!

thank you!! yes I will definitely make friends with them :D thank you so much for this advice.

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November 11, 2019 at 8:52am

how are you doing at your job? Any updates? Let us know!

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March 13, 2020 at 6:50pm

Congrats! At first, it can be a bit overwhelming, but that will fade with time. Just remember that nobody knows everything right away. They either fake like they do or acknowledge that they don't (but that they're committed to learning!).

If you don't have strong direction on your first set of tasks, I would proactively seek out the priorities for you to focus on. Once you have those, you can start to break them apart and set priorities within those priorities: short-term and long-term.

In my experience, the best product designers aren't the ones that come in and think they know everything, they're the ones that ask great questions, are curious, find problems to solve, and are great at involving others in the process.

"the best product designers aren't the ones that come in and think they know everything, they're the ones that ask great questions, are curious, find problems to solve, and are great at involving others in the process." Thank you so much for this, I will always remember this words you told me!!!

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how are you doing at your job? Any updates? Let us know!

Hello! well.. I think am doing ok right now.. I am just reminding myself to be humble all the time, and learn from my seniors, maybe the challenge I have right is how can I integrate a design thinking process or design sprint in a agile scrum development :(, thank you so much guys for all the help!!

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