Learn everything you need to know to build your dream career

The Career Course

This self-paced online course guides you through career development steps with expert advice to help you learn, focus, and grow as a UX writer, content designer, or content strategist.

Includes one hour of coaching with a content design leader!

Price: US $350

Boost your career with actionable knowledge and advice

Analyze your skills

Understand the skills hiring managers are looking for, then delve into exercises that showcase your best self.

Learn to ace interviews

Hear hiring managers talk about what impresses them most, even when they’re asking the hard questions.

Create your dream plan

Create a strategic career plan to understand where you’re going – and what specific improvements you need to make to get there.

Our students get hired—and  recruiters love them

Looking to land a high-paying, high-tech job? Study with UX Writers Collective and learn a creative skill and valuable design discipline— with no coding required.

About the Career Course

Learn what employers really want

Analyzing job ads can be really tough. It’s hard to discern what companies want —and if you have the skills they’re looking for. This course analyzes job ads line-by-line to identify the skills you need to succeed, and then identify the path you need to get there.

Don’t have any content design experience? No problem. We’ll show you how to translate your job experience to a content design role.


Ace interviews and create an effective portfolio

Content design interviews are no joke, especially at large tech organizations. We’ll take you through practical examples—including videos and audio recordings—of the types of questions you’re likely to get. You’ll hear from experienced content design leaders on how to answer them.

Plus, we’ll show you how to put together a killer portfolio.

Create a career plan

As you move through the course, we’ll guide you through exercises to create a comprehensive career plan. You won’t just analyze your skills and how to improve, but we’ll also help you understand where you want to work, the type of people you want to work with, and the steps to get there.

Plus, the course price includes a coaching session with an industry expert!

Choose a coach and focus on what YOU need:

  • Interview practice or prep
  • Help with your portfolio
  • Feedback on your career strategy plan
  • Advice on your next career move
  • Or an open session to talk through career options!

Course Syllabus

  • The content design job field
  • Job titles and responsibilities
  • Great expectations (of your prospective managers)
  • Where to look for jobs
  • The importance of networking
  • Analyzing job ads
  • Tying skills to experience
  • Building resilience
  • Keep track of your writing work
  • How to write a case study
  • How many case studies should you write?
  • How to lay out your portfolio
  • The phone call
  • The design challenge
  • The presentation
  • Final interviews
  • Common mistakes
  • Negotiation
  • Think strategically about your career
  • Maintaining a public profile
  • Get an hour with a content design leader
  • Use that hour for whatever you want, to advance your career

Course Author


Patrick Stafford

Patrick Stafford is the co-CEO and co-founder of the UX Writers Collective. He is the former Lead Digital Copywriter for MYOB, the largest accounting software provider in Australia, and has consulted with several businesses on UX content strategy. His podcast, Writers of Silicon Valley, recently concluded with more than 20 interviews featuring content designers from around the world.

Course Details

Time requirements

Time estimates fall around 10-20 hours of study and practice work for this course depending on your speed. There are 5 units in the Career Course course. Each unit is broken down into a series of 4-6 lessons with follow-up quizzes and a separate workbook.

This course is designed to fit around your schedule; lessons are available on-demand at any time. There is no live instruction, so you’re free to study whenever you have time.


  • Computer with the latest version of Chrome
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Fluent English comprehension and writing proficiency

Course Preview

Free Lessons: Dive into the Career Course

Still curious? Check out the first two lessons of the Career Course, for free!

Webinar: How to plan your content design career

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