Hey all. I’ve been working in digital marketing in various positions for about five years. Our team reorganizes a lot, and with this last iteration, I’ve been put into an extremely technical role against my wishes. My perspective is that I was offered a mainly UX role (as a career transition) with a little bit of front-end development. The role has turned out to be more like a full-stack developer, which I am not at all qualified for nor do I want to pursue that path. My manager maintains he was clear on the role from the beginning, but unfortunately I didn’t ask for it on paper before agreeing. I have voiced concerns with my manager and his manager, but the response I’ve gotten is “we don’t need more UX people, we need more developers.” So I’m looking for a new job.
The issue is, I am applying for jobs but worried that I don’t have enough experience/knowledge to actually get a job. I built a portfolio (http://katieking.io) but I’m not sure I have enough on there. I’ve taken Designlab courses, I’m enrolled in GTx HCI course, I’m a member of tons of UX Slack workspaces, I have a UX twitter where I interact a lot, I’m a member here, I’m trying to join a local UX meetup… what else can I do? What does my portfolio need? Without someone more senior to guide me, I’m kind of shooting in the dark.