What's the best UX career advice you've ever received?


Hello! Your friendly UX Mastery editor here :slight_smile:

In June, we’re talking about one of the most popular topics here in this community… careers!

I want to put together an article that features the voice and collective wisdom of the UX Mastery community.

So, tell me: What’s the best UX career advice you’ve ever received?

In particular, I’m interested in advice that’s helped you take your UX career to the next level (beyond just getting started). Have you changed careers altogether? Changed specialities? Moved between agency/freelance/in-house? Built up skills in a specific area? Moved to a role with greater responsibilities? What golden piece of advice helped you keep building your UX career, or take the next step?

We’re lining up some epic content for the month, but if you have any burning questions or article ideas, drop me a line here or over in this post: Is there something you’d like us to write about?


The best piece of UX career advice I’ve ever received was this:

It’s like an airline safety demo- put your own mask on first.

You have to look after your own career because no one else can/will.