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Minimum Skill Level None required Prep Work None required Placement Test No Interview No Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $6,900 Class size 25 Location OnlineThe UI Design Program is geared towards maximizing successful career outcomes through an immersive three-part journey: Introduction to UI Design, UI Immersion, and your choice of Specialization (either the Frontend Developers for Designers Course, or the Voice User Interface Design Course). Dedicate 15 hours per week and you'll complete the entire program in 9 months—or, if you have more time on your hands, you could be finished in just 4-5 months at a pace of 40 hours per week. From the second you start the program, you’ll be assigned an expert Mentor and Tutor who’ll support you through every step of your journey. Your Tutor is a program specialist, grading your daily submissions and answering any general questions you may have. Your Mentor is your window into the design world (with over 8 years of industry experience!); offering career advice, and helping you polish your portfolio. We have a 96.4% success rate when it comes to getting our UI graduates hired, and you'll be covered by the CareerFoundry Job Guarantee: If you don’t get a job within 180 days of graduating, you get your money back—it's as simple as that. We also have deals with many of the industry’s top software providers, meaning you’ll have access to discounts and free trials for industry-standard tools such as Sketch, InVision, Balsamiq, and more!
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Start Date None scheduled Cost $2,000 Class size 25 Location OnlineIdeal for those who are already designers, this course takes you through the process of designing the user interface of a responsive app from scratch. Students begin by sketching user flows and paper prototypes for their selected project. From there, you’ll explore grids, visual hierarchy, and UI design patterns, setting up your screens for the beautiful layers of UI you’ll be adding. Following in-depth Exercises in each of these areas, your typography, colour, imagery, and custom icons will add personality and a unique, professional feel to your app. With the visual design complete, the next step is a crash course in interaction design, after which you’ll have a go at animating a piece of your UI. With the mobile UI mocked up and polished, it’s then time to revisit responsive design and adapt your UI for brand new breakpoints. Once finished, you’ll frame your finalized UI in professional presentation mockups to wow clients and employers alike, and take a detailed look at the hand-off process to ensure you meet the needs of the rest of your project team. By the end of the course, students will master the theory behind beautiful UI design, and have the hands-on, technical skills needed to apply it to your own projects. With your combined knowledge of UX and UI, you’ll know how to please and effectively communicate to your users through every screen you design, and have the polished UI for a fully responsive app to prove it!
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Minimum Skill Level Students must have UX design experience. Prep Work None Placement Test No Interview No Start Date None scheduled Cost $6,900 Class size 25 Location OnlineIf you want to build a career as a UX designer, this is for you. Over the course of ten months, you’ll learn everything you need to know to break into the industry. Created by leading UX designers from tech giants including Apple and Hewlett-Packard, and structured by course designers from Harvard and Berkeley, we’re here to give you the very best learning experience there is. Beginning with UX Fundamentals, through to complete end-to-end design, we’ll fully immerse you in the industry as well as cover each area of specialization you’ll need to know as a working UX designer. At the end of the course you’ll have an impressive, personalized portfolio ready to show potential employers, giving you the confidence to ace any interview as a Certified UX Designer.
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- Certified UX Design Course- 6/13/2019Sabine • Student • Course: UX Designer • Campus: Berlin • Verified via LinkedIn
I am halfway through the UX Design course now. I have to say, I learned a lot already. I really feel that I am ready to go out there and use my knowledge.
I am doing this course full time. And it really is like a full-time job. I feel like I am not only getting prepared to be a UX Designer but also to become a freelancer.
The course is well structured. It starts with a fast-paced UX introduction with a quick run through all steps of Design thinking and some important methods with a practical project. Followed by a big project with 6 modules, where you dive deeper into the whole process and different methodologies.
I really like the CF community. In Slack, you have the possibility to help each other which sometimes is really helpful and motivating if you get stuck.
For people living in Berlin, you even get the possibility to meet fellow students. CF invites for productivity workshops or speed networking events or offers the possibility to go to job fairs.
I am really happy about the regular Skype calls with my mentor. He is really knowledgable and motivating and has helped me in difficult times, and gives great advice.
I can absolutely recommend this course.
- More than expected!- 6/13/2019Duska Jovanovic • Student • Verified via LinkedInI am loving the course so far! It offers great both theoretical and practical knowledge, you can see your own progress and feel more competent with every new achievement. Tutor and mentor feedback is also very helpful and straightforward. Looking forward to finishing the course. I would highly recommend it!
- Only praises- 6/13/2019Ole Wahlström • Student • Course: UI Design • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
I'm halfway through my course, and I must say that it has been really great so far. The material and tasks are very informative and well structured. And as it has a lot of small tasks (with an estimated time for completion) it's very fun and motivating to constantly complete new tasks, plus my tutor and mentor have given me great and thoughtful feedback!
I couldn't be happier at the moment.
Conserning my lack of rating the Job Assistance, is because I haven't started on that yet.
- Full stack web development- 6/11/2019Ruth • Web developer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Development • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
After thoroughly researching the various different courses available, I decided on this one as it was advertised as a course which would enable its students to build an e-commerce site from scratch. I work for my family business who were in need of a new website and this course appeared to offer me the means of building one.
The first third of the course concentrated on front end development; HTML, CSS and a little jQuery and Bootstrap were used to build a portfolio website. The remaining two thirds was the main project: an e-commerce website built using ruby on rails.
This course is advertised as not needing any previous coding experience but I'm afraid this just isn't the case. Thankfully I had already completed several courses on Udemy, Code Academy and Free Code Camp before starting this course because I otherwise would have been completely and utterly lost.
The instructions were often vague and I spent hours and hours scouring Stack Overflow and Google trying to find where I'd gone wrong only to find out a key step had been entirely omitted from the instructions, or was explained in the next lecture.
The course promised a fully deployable e-commerce site but unfortunately all it did was scratch the surface of how to build a simple site; nowhere near a fully useable one. There was no admin interface built (although that was an optional extra project with no instructions), no shopping basket/add to order etc.
Now for the pros. My tutors and mentor were all lovely and very helpful, although I was assigned to two or three different tutors/mentors initially. I had two tutors leave during my time on the course but was offered extra time to make up for this. The tutors on Slack were also very helpful even though I was not assigned to them. The Slack community were also very helpful where they could (especially when it came to errors in the instructions).
I fell pregnant whilst doing the course, and CareerFoundry were very supportive. Not only did they give me an extra month to finish the course out (beyond the two month built in flexible time), but they also allowed me to put the job prep course and job guarantee on hold whilst I had my maternity leave.
On the whole, I definitely did learn a lot on this course; primarily the reality of being a developer - spending most of your time searching for code solutions and debugging your code! However I felt that for the cost of the course (£3k at the time I did it) the content was very poorly thought out and put together and often backwards in order causing hours of needless headache. After I completed this course I took a ruby on rails course on Udemy for £11.99 which was far cleaner, concise and much easier to understand.
From what I've read the job prep course and the support you receive after when looking for a job is superb, however I was lucky enough to land a job off my own bat based on other websites and projects I'd built prior to the course.
I finished with the impression that this course has been an add on/afterthought to the certified UX course. It seemed hastily thrown together, and it didn't hold much/any weight in my job interviews.
My advice: either do the certified UX course or spend a lot less money and get much better courses on Udemy and the like.
- Certified UX Design Course- 6/10/2019Allison • Student • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
I enrolled in the Certified UX Designer course in hopes of paving a new path for myself. I was working in the fundraising industry and was looking for a new challenge and a new career. This course with CF has not disappointed.
Fundamentals set me up with a holistic job preview for what lay ahead for me in UX design while creating a foundation of confidence for the successive achievements. Along the way, my tutor and the online Slack community have supported me, helping combat imposter syndrome as a newcomer to the industry. The course continues to be engaging and informative as I try my hand at other tasks I hope to repeat as I grow in the field.
I strongly recommend CF for students who are ready to be immersed in a collaborative, challenging and extremely interesting and motivating educational environment and launch their career in UX!
- UX Design Fundamentals: so far, excellent- 6/7/2019Dominic • Student • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
I only began my course a few weeks ago, but so far the support, resources and study plan has been excellent. It is well structured, the tutor provides support and quick responses, and together with interesting UX tasks I look forward to each new task. I've been familiarizing myself with industry terms that I'm sure will come in handy in a professional environment. I'll update my review nearer the end of the course, but so far I have nothing to criticize. The only thing I might have wished for is an app so I could more easily access course material on the go.
- Ux design fundamental- 6/7/2019Urooj • Graphic Design • Student • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
- UX Design with CareerFoundry- 5/31/2019Miriam • Student • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
I did the CareerFoundry Certified UX Design course. It's been an amazing opportunity for me to go for a career change whilst working in my current role and company. My employer has been very supportive of my choice, which was a bonus. The course provides a thorough overview of the UX design process. The clear focus on practical exercises is really what boosted my learning curve. My tutor and mentor were great: Very experienced and skilled. They provided the right balance of valuable, constructive feedback whilst staying supportive and encouraging when I got a bit lost along the way. I really recommend it if you're thinking about entering the UX area.
- UX Design- 5/30/2019Alyssa • UX Designer • Graduate • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
Overall, the Certified UX Design course with CareerFoundry was a great experience! The online curriculum and platform allowed me to continue working full-time while balancing my responsibilities as a busy parent. I would not have been able to make a career transition without this type of flexibility. It definitely was not easy and there were many late nights. But looking back over the last year, I am amazed at the amount knowledge I gained and work produced into a portfolio that I am proud of.
The support and feedback from my mentor, James and tutor, Kim were invaluable and a key ingredient to this as well. I cannot imagine going through the course without their expertise that comes from thier real-world working experience. They also challenged me in ways that made me into a much stronger designer.
The one piece of advice I would give to new students, is to try and read ahead on assignments and discuss them with your mentor before completing the work for each one. Sometimes your mentor will want you to complete coursework a little different than the online instructions just because it will help make a stronger portfolio piece. So, reading and discussing assignments ahead will save you time from back-tracking and making revisions after turning them in.
If you are considering signing up for this course, I would not hesitate. But,understand it does take a lot of time, hard work, and determination. It's not easy, but well worth the investment!
- UI Design- 5/29/2019Chris R • Junior UI Designer • Graduate • Course: UI Design • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
Wanted to say how good an experience I had with Career Foundry. I took some convincing to try something new, but after a lot of research I'm so glad I chose this particular course.
The curriculum was laid out in logical steps, starting with learning the software, building your knowledge of design theory and UI/UX, then ended with a strong emphasis on building a professional portfolio.
I knew the course would be tough, but any time I felt stuck or had an issue their support service was right there to help. You also have access to the Career Foundry Slack channels, to reach out for help from your peers on the course.
Finding a job afterwards was obviously hard, but you do have access to regular calls and help from a career specialist to point you in the right direction. Luckily I got my first UI Job after 3 months (and about 60 applications...) so I'm proof this course can work for anyone interested in changing their career!
Special thanks to my course tutor Henrietta for all the critique and advice, and also my career specialist Richard for all his help after I finished the course.
- Lidia • Web Developer • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
Overall my experience taking this course was very good. The CF dashboard is really well designed, and the content and materials are really good. After finishing the course you can really get a very good idea of what the UX Design role is about. And because most of the companies that look for Ux professionals do not really know about the discipline and role, you can really grow and make an impact in the IT world. You will finish the course having an interesting Portfolio (after submitting all your tasks) that can help you to land your first UX designer job. I strongly recommend this course to everyone working in tech, also those like me that want to go more into frontend development. The only downside of the course is that mentorship is based on Skype. My personal feeling is that the professors are overwhelmed by the amount of revisions they need to take care of. Unfortunately, the feedback was not so deep and personalized as I expected. In my opinion, this has nothing to do with the quality of the mentors/tutors. Mine were great! Is more about the whole 100% online course system.
So to summarize: I’d recommend this UX course to everyone, including web developers and marketing people or even product managers working in It!
- Amazing experience! Highly recommended.- 5/16/2019Sarika • Graduate • Course: UX Designer • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
I went with CareerFoundry after looking into three (Tradecraft, Springboard, and General Assembly) back in June 2018. I went with CareerFoundry because at that point, I came with no experience (just eagerness and determination!) and wanted the job guarantee, which Springboard did not have at that time. I have to say this was the best decision for me at that time because now it is May 2019 and I am very confident I have the skills necessary to transition into a UX career.
There are weekly Skype calls with a mentor, the ability to specialize in another skill (learn more UI, learn VUI, or a bit of front-end coding) to add an extra piece to your portfolio. The purpose of these UX programs is not the certificate of completion, per se, but more so you leave with a portfolio that you're proud of showing to the design community and for job applications.
For anyone who is still on the fence, I recommend talking to people who have already graduated from the courses and are either searching for a job or already have a job. I can say that CF has a great commuity of advocates and alumni!
- Certified UX Design Course- 5/15/2019Justine Lee • Student • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
I'm just finishing up the UX Fundamentals portion of my UX Design immersive and am loving it! It's super convenient and fits into my lifestyle easily, allowing flexibility in my schedule. The content and courses are written and presented in a super clear way, paired with tasks to apply the learnings taken from the readings. For my lifestyle, budget, and learning goals, this camp has been a really great fit!
- UX Design + Frontend for Designers- 5/15/2019Jo-Shan • Student • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
I've just completed my UX Design course and I'm now doing the Specialization course.
Although I had a hard time towards the middle of the course due to several reasons, I was able to get the help I needed. More specifically, the co-founder Martin reached out to me personally and offered to help me solve my issue. I really appreciate the nice gesture and the fact that he is really trying to help students achieve their goals. Thanks, Martin!
My tutor- Carlo and my mentor- Margarida are amazing too! They are both highly experienced in the industry and they are always there to help. I requested for Carlo to be my mentor in my Specialization course too and it was certainly the right decision! He's been really helpful; not only that he makes sure I am on the right track, he also gives advice based on real-life experience and examples. I truly believe I'm in good hands!
The course itself is great too! It's not all theory, but we actually design something and build something! It definitlly bring up my passion and excitement throughout the study. Oh, and that sense of achievement when I see my "masterpiece" :D
I'm work at a Saas company but I'm totally new in this area. Doing this course ceratinly helps improve my work process, e.g. understand the product and customers better in terms of the product design and functionality.
I'm really glad I chose CareerFoundry and this course that brings me to a whole new Tech world! :)
Just one thing though, although I enjoy doing the course, it does take a lot more time than expected in my case (work full-time + family). However, as mentioned, Martin was nice enough to help me sort out my situation.
- Valuable Course!- 4/7/2019Tricia • Graduate • Course: UI Design • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
CF provides a really valuable and easy to follow UI course. The practical tips and articles at the end of each exercise are helpful as well! I really appreciate the mentor and tutor who are very supportive throughout the course and always available when I need them. I would highly recommend CF for those who are interested to take up new things to learn.
- Best Decision Ever!- 4/6/2019Umadevi Mohan • Student • Course: UX Designer • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
CareerFoundry is the best decision that changed my life forever. Best student support, wonderful tutor and mentor, practical exposure to concepts through well thought out curriculum structure makes CF the best ever school online. I feel very grateful to CF team who helped me to rediscover my potential as a UX Designer and boosted my confidence level to a greater extent to survive in UX/UI industry. I would recommend anyone to CF who wants to kickstart a impeccable career. Great work team! Proud to be a part of CareerFoundry!
- Great Content!- 4/5/2019Brooke • Student • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
I'm 70% of the way through and so far am LOVING the UX Immersion course. I feel challenged yet capable to get through the course work and I have support of my peers/tutor if I get stuck. I recommend this course to anyone looking to dive into UX and want something to show for it.
- Shawna • Director of Experience • Student • Course: UX Design Plus • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
When I first started looking at viable schools for UX/UI, I was a little sketched on the price and data that most were presenting. I learned about CareerFoundry through a Medium blog post and went down the rabbit hole from there. I signed up for a short free course to get a sense of how the information would be presented, then chatted with one of the school's advisors. Within a month I was enrolled.
Here is what I love:
- Career Foundry partners with SkillsFund to provide loan options. This was a selling factor for me. I applied, was approved, and now a pay a decently low rate to learn not only UX/UI but Front End Development as well.
- You get a mentor. My mentor is Maria and she's amazing. She is patient with me and blows my mind every time we meet. You have the ability to meet with your mentor however frequently you desire. What is great about this, is that they work in the industry that you will be transitioning into.
- You get a Tutor. My tutor is Johnny and well, he is a lot in all of the good ways. Johnny will ensure you fully comprehended the lesson and will provide all the feedback your heart desires. He has high expectations and does his due diligence to ensure your work is up to par with where it needs to be in order to be successful within this industry.
- You get access to an advisor and the CF slack community.
- The material is presented exceptionally well. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to keep up but it is self-paced.
- I haven't even finished the course yet and I already landed a job doing exactly what I want to be doing.
I really can't speak highly enough. I am still completing my way through the course but I learn so much that is applicable to my current career. I am able to apply the methods in real time.
This school is worth the investment 100%.
- Kevin Myung • Graduate • Course: UX Designer • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
If you're a professional that's contantly being chased by the financial reality of life, it's hard to make long-term investments in yourself. I became sold on CareerFoundry because they made me less anxious about the investment I was making. I knew going in that it requires my own efforts and dedication to the courses, but their comprehensive payment plans, as well as the job guarantee removed all anxieties regarding how successful of an investment this would be. I could then focus on the courses, and realised that the course is designed with ample time to work on the tasks. Even before finishing the courses, as a UX Design student, I noticed a huge increase in responses I was getting from employers. Tying it with my background, experiences, and skillsets made me a much more attractive candidate, and it's completely changed my life. Take their free course to see if this is something you're interested in studying, and make the investment in yourself. You honestly have nothing to lose.
- Certified User Experience Designer- 12/27/2018Tod Khanian • UX Designer • Graduate • Course: UI Design • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
I started the User Experience Designer course at CareerFoundry in February 2018, completed the course in October and got my first UX job in December. The course gave me the knowledge, experience and portfolio I needed to confidently apply for UX jobs.
I thoroughly enjoyed the learning experience with Careerfoundry, I chose the course as I needed a flexible part-time course to complete alongside my full-time job. The content and the structure of the course is excellent, broken down into manageable chunks to gain an in-depth knowledge of the UX process, the best part of the course is the support provided by the tutors, mentors and the course advisors. The course also provides support at every step of the job application process, I felt fully confident and ready when I started applying for jobs.
I would like to specifically mention my tutor Matt Kollat, my mentor Pia Klancar and my career specialist Richard Learthart for being three of the most supportive and inspirational people I’ve met.
If you are considering a career change into the world of UX I highly recommend CareerFoundry.
- From 0 to Web Developer- 12/3/2018Anamaria • Front End Developer • Graduate • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
I have a Bachelor in Communication Studies and English is still a big obstacle in my career. So when I realized that I can not become a journalist in my new residence country, I start looking around for other options.
I did my research and I start thinking about programming and web development. I had no idea what is what and what do I have to do, so Google became my best friend for the first weeks.
I started several free tutorials but without having someone to show me and a real path to follow, it was pretty hard to do it. This is how I decided to register for the Career Foundry Web Development course.
I was amazed by the structure of the course: you have around 10 assignments for each unit. At the end of each assignment, your personal tutor is going to review your work and give his feedback. At the end of each unit, you will have a video feedback from your mentor, reviewing your entire work and suggesting you any improvements.
In the beginning, it was hard as I knew nothing about web development but slowly-slowly, with a lot of work from my side and a lot of patience from my tutor and mentor, I went through the entire course in less than 6 months, meanwhile working a fulltime job.
I knew nothing about websites, how are they made or how they work, but the course thought me everything: a bit of front-end, a bit of back-end and hocus-pocus: at the end of the course, I had an entire portfolio that I used at my interviews.
At the end of the web development course, I had a job preparation course where I learned a lot of tips and tricks specific for this field but also practice for job interviews. My career advisor was amazing and she helped me to overtake my fears and to be confident with my new skills.
Less than 6 months after I finished my course, I've got not one, but two job offers. One of which was an internship from a company where I was dreaming to work at, but with a year before I wasn't able to pass their coding interview. Now, not only that I got the internship, but at the end of the internship period (4 months) I received a permanent, full-time job offer from them.
Web development is a competitive field and the learning never really stops. I am so proud of myself to say that I am a developer and I suggest to anyone who wants to change their career to follow their dreams and to start learning. Career Foundry is definitely a very good start and teaches you not only the basics but also some advanced techniques. Plus, you have their full-time support both for assignments and job preparation.
So what are you waiting for?
- Certified UX Design- 10/24/2018Anja Lena • UX Designer • Graduate • Course: UX Design • Campus: Berlin • Verified via LinkedIn
Certified UX Design: As a career changer with a degree in Graphic Design, I am very happy to have taken this course to become a Certified UX Designer. I thoroughly enjoyed the learning experience with Careerfoundry.
During the course, I designed a Task Management app, by conducting a case study to define users and pain points. I learned tools such as sketch (and others) from scratch and greatly enjoyed this learning process. At times the course was a test in perseverance, but the step by step approach to the material really helped me to stay on track, together with the advice from my very helpful and positive tutor and mentor. Both of them readily gave me feedback and support, whenever I needed it, material to read up on, work with or in order to understand certain concepts in more depth. It was a pleasure and an honour to work with both.
Furthermore, it was valuable to have such an enthusiastic student community, that provides useful advice and support.
Job Prep: This course I took after the completion of my UXD course and I can really recommend it.
The course not only gives you valuable advice on writing the essential application material such as your CV and cover letter. It also helps you introspect on your transferable skills and the broader picture of a job-hunt process, as well as encouraging you to design a professional portfolio website. That way it structures your 'job-hunt phase', which is naturally not always easy. I continue to stick to the structure in this course throughout my current job search and have had several interviews already.
I would like to add, that the calls with my career specialist were really valuable, as she gave me great advice, adding the perspective of an HR specialist. This experience I wouldn't normally have had the chance of gaining.
Also, I would like to mention that all CF career specialists are very helpful (and continue to be, even after course completion) and always get back to me with advice and feedback on my interview material, great links and video sessions.
In total, my experience with CF has been a very positive one. I took my UXD course from Jan-Aug 2018, Job Prep from August to September 2018.
- Kevin Meldau • Software Engineer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Development • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
It is great enthusiasm that I recommend Danielle Sander as a Career Services Specialist for any Career Foundry course. I worked with Danielle for a few months while completing the Web Development course. I thoroughly enjoyed my time learning from her and valued her feedback and assistance throughout the course. She is dependable and hard-working. Beyond that, she is tactful in finding the right jobs for people upon completion of a course.
Her knowledge and expertise surpassed my expectations; if it wasn’t for her, I would not have been placed in the job I love now. I feel challenged but confident in my current position.
Without a doubt, I confidently recommend Danielle to be anyone’s mentor in this program and an aid in searching for the next move in a person’s career. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Sincerely, Kevin Meldau
Polar Notion Atlanta, GA
I signed up for the CareerFoundry's course to become a UX professional after my bachelor degree. Now, I am almost done with my specialization 'UI for UX Designers' and will start my first job next week! :) I can really recommend CF for someone you want to deepen his/her skills as well as for career changer who start at zero.
The course is very well structured and since it is an online course you are completely free when and where to do it. You will have a mentor and tutor who prepare you with helpful feedback, answer any questions and discuss problems and solutions with you. You will have a project which you build step by step through the course. This practical orientation is the reason why I have chosen CF. In the end of your course, you will have a great portfolio which demonstrates your skills and is often required when applying for jobs. Moreover, you will be able to take a Job Preparation course for free which I can recommend as well. It helped me through the whole application process.