Master Your Product Design and UX Research Job Search


2 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Build a strong portfolio and a powerful CV, learn how to pitch, and gain the confidence you need to become the strongest candidate!

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Course overview

Getting rejected? Being ghosted? Don't know what else you can do?

This course is designed to address the most common challenges that Product Design and UX Research job seekers have to go through in the recruitment process:

- Being overlooked or ghosted

- Not getting enough interview invites

- Not being able to showcase your strengths in portfolio reviews and discussions

- Dealing with unclear job descriptions

- Not getting any reason for rejection

- Standing out in the crowd

This course is a combination of recorded modules and live sessions that cover:

1. Developing application assets, strategies, and skills

2. Enhancing your confidence

3. Inclusive exercises with direct feedback from me

4. Impactful community discussions & Q&A sessions

I will provide you with real-life examples that I learned during my extensive Design Recruitment experience and actionable strategies that I developed and tested with dozens of job seekers like you in the last two years.

This course will help you develop application assets and skills that will enhance your job search success.

Who is this course for


Junior-to-Senior Product Designers and UX Researchers who are looking for a new role


Product Designers and UX Researchers who continue applying but are not succeeding with their job search


Anyone in product design and research, regardless of the location and industry, can improve their job search strategies with this course

What you’ll get out of this course

Guidance on Building a Winning CV

Learn how to craft a compelling CV that will get you more interviews. Analyse common mistakes in CVs of other designers, learn how to best present yourself and your work in writing, and create a CV that will highlight your abilities and impact.

Real Examples of Strong Portfolios

Review three examples of strong portfolios from designers at leading design-driven companies. Dive into the best and worst portfolio practices, and explore various tools including Framer, Pitch, and others to effectively build your case studies.

Live session with Kate Syuma, former Head of Product Design at Miro, to learn what hiring managers want to see in case studies

Join our exclusive live session with Kate Syuma, former Head of Product Design at Miro, to gain insights on what hiring teams expect from your portfolio and engage in discussions about effective presentation techniques.

Problem-Solving & Whiteboarding Session Tips

Insider information on what to expect during skill assessment calls, how to best prepare for them, and examples of how to present your hard and soft skills while solving problems.

Confidence Building

Techniques for overcoming imposter syndrome by outlining your achievements, impact, and aspirations. Build confidence for navigating all interview stages with peace of mind and success using various techniques like video recording prep, ice-breakers, and more.

Pitch Development

Craft your elevator pitch and understand smooth transitions from the pitch into the main interview by mapping out what is expected at each stage. Complete the exercise, develop your pitch, and get personalized feedback from me. Access all students' pitches for inspiration.

Networking Essentials

Build your own networking strategy and plan of execution, and start building your network from day one. Create strong networking outreaches through the exercise and my direct feedback, and get access to all students' networking outreaches to maximize your chances for success.

Role Clarity

Learn how to better understand ambiguous job descriptions and role requirements through real-life examples of job posts. Discover what questions you can ask and how to prepare your CV, portfolio, and yourself to show that you are a match for any role you decide to apply for.

Feedback and Persistence

Through real-life examples and exercises proven to work from my recruitment experience, learn how to get recruiters' feedback and handle ghosting by creating effective follow-ups. Access all students' outreaches to develop your winning cold outreach.

This course includes

4 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

32 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

5 projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    Aug 5—Aug 11

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Aug


      👋 Open Q&A 👋

      Tue, Aug 6, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM UTC

    • Aug


      Live Session with Kate Syuma, former Head of Product Design @ Miro

      Thu, Aug 8, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM UTC


    • Intro 👋

    • Crafting a Powerful CV

    • Building a Compelling Portfolio

    • Task Assignments and Whiteboarding Exercises

    • Building Confidence

    • Pitch Yourself like No One Can

  • Week 2

    Aug 12—Aug 16

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Aug


      Your Interview Challenges Solved!

      Tue, Aug 13, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM UTC

    • Aug


      👋 Open Q&A 👋

      Thu, Aug 15, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM UTC


    • Networking Essentials

    • Understanding Roles Requirements

    • Getting Role Clarity on the Recruiter & HM Calls

    • Getting More Interviews

    • Interview Feedback

  • Bonus


    • Win a FREE 1:1 Session with Me after completing all Project Assignments

    • Get access to ALL PITCHES to learn and get inspiration from each other

    • Get access to ALL OUTREACHES to learn and get inspiration from each other

    • Get access to ALL FOLLOW-UPS to learn and get inspiration from each other

What people are saying

        Lena provided excellent and insightful feedback on my UXR portfolio. Her advice and edits were specific and immediately actionable. The 30-minute review was far more impactful than spending hours reading generic advice online about how to put together a portfolio. I highly recommend working with her if you're looking for your next role in UXR.
Ingrid Nieters


Ingrid Nieters    

Senior UX Researcher
        Lena helped me structure my job searching process to be most effective for my goals while maintaining a healthy mindset toward the challenges it brings, supporting me with constructive portfolio & CV reviews which immediately helped me get more positive responses. All with good vibes and a strong sense of wanting to support me as much as possible.

 Elia Greenberg

Elia Greenberg

Product Designer 
        Lena offered valuable insights and advice, providing additional content for me to explore. Encouraging and honest, Lena helped me grasp the recruiter's perspective, highlighting areas where my CV and portfolio may fall short and suggesting improvements.
Scott Parker

Scott Parker

Head of Design
        Lena provided me with incredible support and tailored her guidance to make me feel represented and empowered. Her warmth and openness created a safe and comfortable space for me to grow. Her feedback and tips were incredibly insightful and boosted my confidence in a way that I never imagined. You won't regret connecting with Lena!
Gabriela Lima

Gabriela Lima

Group Design Manager
        Lena stands out with her unique blend of Recruitment and User Research expertise. Her approachable nature and direct feedback, evident from her LinkedIn posts, make her a top recommendation. Lena's knowledge in tech recruitment, combined with her honesty, sets her apart as a valuable resource.
Anna Pankin

Anna Pankin

UX Researcher
        Absolutely invaluable mentorship! Lena provided insightful and impactful feedback that motivated me to take immediate action in my career path. Her expertise and guidance were instrumental in making the necessary changes I needed to make, as well as giving me the courage to do so in the first place.
Avantika Mohapatra

Avantika Mohapatra

Product Design Lead

Meet your instructor

Lena Kul

Lena Kul

Recruitment & Career Advisor | ex-Lead Design Recruiter | UX Researcher @ Miro

I've spent years scaling Product Design and UXR teams in highly demanding, designer-driven hyper-growth environments.

Now, I'm on a mission to share the secrets of humanized recruitment and successful job application practices.

I've hired dozens of individuals from FAANG and other well-known companies like Spotify, Zendesk, Shopify,, and others. I have also identified talent from lesser-known brands who are now employed by the best organizations in the world.

I bring a wealth of experience and best hiring practices that have allowed me to build my coaching capabilities.

I have an insider perspective that enables me to provide advice that works, ensuring my students have the best chance for success.

All my advice is based on real-life experiences.

I have developed this course to support individuals in challenging times. My goal is to help everyone secure roles they deserve and build the careers they aspire to have.

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Course schedule

5-7 hours per week
  • 4 Live Sessions Tuesdays & Thursdays

    5:00-6:00 pm CEST

    Join me for weekly live sessions to get all of your questions answered, practise, and learn from a guest speaker.

  • Pre-recorded Sessions with all Materials You Need

    1-2 hours/week

    Access all pre-recorded material and go through it at your own pace to learn and get the most out of the course.

  • Weekly Projects and Personalised Feedback

    2-3 hours/week

    Complete the home assignments on time and get personalised feedback from me on strengths and areas for improvements!

  • A Chance to Win a 1:1 Session with Me

    1 hour that fits your schedule!

    Student who complete home projects will receive personalised feedback from me. I will select the best project from each module and enter it into a raffle. The winner will earn a 1:1 session with me to discuss any topic of their choice!

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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Join an upcoming cohort

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Payment Deadline

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