I'm a software engineer hoping to transition into UX. I've done a very short basics course, but as yet don't have a portfolio to show (and would be far away from being able to produce one given the workload).
Prior to all of the above, I trained to be a classical musician.
I've just found a company I'd love to apply for which would allow me to combine all these interests - the problem is I'm not sure how to frame my application. They seem to be on something of a hiring binge with a lot of roles open:
- There's a UX/UI designer role open which doesn't specify seniority
- There's a strictly more musically-oriented role open
- There is also a speculative application open, which I assume I could apply though as an engineer
It's worth noting that I would be happy in any of these roles, regardless of compensation. I just want to work here!
My question is this: what is the best path to follow to get in the door of a company if you have a broad skill-set that could fit many of their positions? Send in an open application telling them this, and leave it to them to decide? Or be specific, follow one route and tell them of my intention to transition down the line? Or another path?