Surveys are not enough and don’t tell you the whole story.

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Do’s and don’ts for better error messages.

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Simple tips to improve your resume and cover letter

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My answer to the question my mentee asked me

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1. The standard you start a job with is the standard that will be expected of you


COVID-19 has changed onboarding and forming connections with colleagues

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What’s it like to start a new job remotely during COVID-19?

This post shares my thoughts on this question.

I know (and don’t know) different things than I would usually after three-months at a job

I don’t know details about the office that I would usually find out on day 1

I know the street address, but I have never been into our office. I don’t know what the commute would be like, because I’ve never done it. I have no idea what it the building looks like…


When to use the T-Shape designer model, the broken comb model and how a spider web helps assess competencies.

Wooden ruler with holder on a bright yellow background.
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You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

You’re just being pedantic

Semantic bleaching happens…


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Kayla J Heffernan

UX Design Lead. Passionate about solving ambiguous problems with accessible solutions. PhD’ing part time. www.kaylaheffernan.com

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