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Getting Started in a User Research Role [Guide + Checklist]

Whether you're beginning a new position or want a gut check on your user research practices, this guide has you covered.

There's nothing more nerve-racking than starting a new job. You have a narrow window of opportunity to make the best impression possible—including building relationships and paving the way for UXR's influence across departments.

So how do you make sure you get started in the right place? This guide will show you.

What you'll find inside

Advice from seasoned experts

Learn what 9 leading user researchers wish they would have known before they started new UXR roles.

A one-page checklist help you stay on track

From introducing yourself to the team to developing user research frameworks and recruiting participants, it's all here.

Advice from seasoned experts

Actionable instruction on what to do in the first week, month, and quarter when beginning at a new role or company.

Starting in a New User Research Role [Guide + Checklist]

Start off on the right foot

Make your new role count. This guide and checklist will ensure you hit the ground running and make a good impression at your new organization.

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