Hi all UX-men & women
I've just signed up and very promptly received the "welcome" emailer, encouraging people to introduce themselves, so Ola! i'm Clay Gomes, typing out of a very cold and rainy Little Elm, Texas ( a 30 mins drive from Dallas). My wife and I have recently moved from California in lieu of the life on the prairie,aptly put; more space. Furthermore, It's been exactly a year since I have immigrated to the U.S., so a few many landmark moments are being achieved.
You see, I suffer from what is called the "diverse background f.o.b.( fresh outta the boat)" ailment, wherein my pan industry experience skill set doesn't seem to score any jobs yet for me, primarily as a foot in the door opportunity even, Having 10+ years in the art of dealing with people right from advertising, the music industry and it's myriad artists to the hotelier industry back home, you'd think would have seekers ravage my bait, but that's yet to happen.
So I've decided to reinvent myself , and always having been drawn to design, in one skin or another, I've come to a piqued state of mind for the world of UX.
Like everyone else, beginning with my toe to test the temperature, I don't have any digital design certification nor do I write or know of any code. I'm as fresh as they come or outdated, lol. ( 32 years old)
How do I choose the right course? Do i need to obtain a degree ? How's the job market at present for beginners? Do employers have a certain preference when selecting ?
Lastly, what's the timeline like from scratch to a UX ready professional? Sarah replied saying 2 to 3 years and I quite fell of my recliner, as I don't have that long, you see it's another thing I suffer from of late, a hazzardous case of notmuchmoneyinthbankatittis.