[SIZE=12px]I live in the San Francisco area, and while there are lots of job listings for more experienced UX’ers, there are approximately zero for beginning UX’ers.
I found an article here on UX Mastery where Matt said…
“Let me explain: graduate UX Designer jobs generally don’t exist, for the pure fact that generalists with some experience under the belt are best suited for UX Design roles. Don’t get disheartened though—you should instead aim to land a job that gets you [I]closer[/I] to the end goal—for instance, one of the roles listed previously, as a software tester, a project assistant, an intern visual designer … any opportunity to work on a software project in some capacity, large or small.”
So, now I’m starting to wonder if I shouldn’t look for a related type of job to start with, since I’m coming from outside the tech world.
What types of job roles can you think of that might fit the bill for getting into the tech world where one could be around UX’ers, and try doing some UX oneself on a project (even if on the sly)? Jobs that would likely be easier to get as a beginner than UX designer?