“Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.”
— Fahrenheit 451 author Ray Bradbury
It’s a new year. And even though it’s mostly an arbitrary point in time, there’s a distinct you-should-do-something-important-right-now feeling to this time of year. Coincidentally, I’ve been thinking about making some changes for quite some time. As the title of this post alluded to with zero subtlety, I’ve resigned my position as Director of User Experience at TheLadders. I’ve spent a rewarding three and a half years over on Varick St. helping make the job search and placement world a little bit more effective, efficient, easy to use, friendly and hopefully successful for hundreds of thousands of job seekers and employers. In the process I’ve built an amazingly talented team (of whom I’m incredibly proud), integrated UX as a core discipline, built and honed an effective Agile UX methodology and earned a seat at the management table. I’ve learned much during my tenure and the time has come to take those ideas to a broader audience.