Navigating UX Burnout to Sustain a Meaningful Career
The UX profession has seen exponential interest over the last decade. Every company wants UX and everyone wants a career in the second most in-demand role for 2019 according to the Onward Search Digital, Creative and Marketing Professionals Salary Guide. So how exactly could I explain that I was no longer passionate about my UX career, going through an intense period of burnout, while trying to convince people that I was not just another self-centered Millennial in what has been labeled as the least engaged workforce?
The demand for UX and my overachieving personality has come at a cost. Without careful navigation and awareness, it’s easy to become entangled in a world where your efforts may not match your expectations. This session highlights the emotions that come with burnout and uncovers how your UX job is directly contributing. I will also share tips and strategies for overcoming your own burnout journey.