In 2013, the startup where I was the one and only designer was acquired by a Fortune 500 company. After navigating that space for a few months, I decided it wasn't for me. In the Spring of 2014, I started researching. And guess what? Everything online about portfolios and interviewing for designers sucks! There are tons of "articles" that showcase portfolios but no actionable advice. 

What's a girl to do? I talked to dozens of designers, hiring managers, and industry leaders about what it takes to get hired at the top tech companies and startups around. I learned about how to structure a great portfolio, what to look for in your next design job, how to nail the portfolio presentation, the sure-fire way to stun in a design exercise and so much more!

After I landed my dream role, I've been on the other side of the table, screening and interviewing dozens of design candidates. And you know what? Time and time again, I see the same mistakes—some things that could be easily fixed to stand out ahead 90% of everyone else! As frustrating as it is to be looking for a job, hiring is just as tough. Instead of getting angry, though, let's get better.

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