Melinda Kilner – Job Hunting In the Time of COVID

Melinda Kilner - Job Hunting In the Time of COVID
Melinda Kilner
Senior Product Designer
Melinda is a Senior Product Designer at Gem, helping teams nurture top talent. With a background in front-end development, she also has extensive experience designing for the learning and training space, and helping worldwide organizations build their digital content design systems.


UX Camp Fall 2020

Job Hunting In the Time of COVID

The global pandemic has forced many of us to fully rethink how to do our work remotely while managing the increasing anxiety around what the future will look like. It is not an obvious time to add searching for a new job into the mix.

Nonetheless, I decided to leave a company of 9 years in pursuit of something new. As a designer used to collaborating shoulder-to-shoulder at a whiteboard, I had many concerns. How would I get a feel for what it was like to work with new colleagues? Would I be able to grasp the company culture? Would I be able to convey my best self though screens alone? Would I survive the back-to-back Zooms?

Come learn what I’ve learned while tackling the job hunt in an entirely remote environment; from the challenges to the surprising upsides and opportunities that eventually led to landing a new role at Gem.

Event Details
October 17, 2020
10:00 am
October 17, 2020
3:30 pm
UX Camp Fall 2020 is a 1-day mini-conference that delivers great UX content at a price that lets anyone attend, from where you are. On Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 10AM CT, from where ever you are—we’re serving up 2...
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