Here’s what to expect from this episode:
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the thought of creating a portfolio? While it may seem daunting, a portfolio is an excellent opportunity to showcase your skills to potential employers, especially when you’re new. We’re discussing how to choose a topic for your first eLearning portfolio sample that will help you stand out and which topics you should avoid. This episode is for you if you want to get out of paralysis mode and take action!
- The topic you choose can make or break whether you get hired
- Get out of this box of being labeled as an educator who only knows how to do education-related things
- Diversify your portfolio examples
Are you a little less overwhelmed about creating your portfolio? Have you chosen a topic and created a sample? Join the Facebook Group and ask your questions and let’s continue the conversation there.
Have you listened to the other episodes on the podcast?
Episode 1: The 5-Year Plan That Changed Everything: Jill’s Story
Episode 2: How the Instructional Design Process is Like Building a House
Episode 3: Would I Make a Good Instructional Designer?
Episode 4: Ed Tech, Higher Ed, and Corporate IDs – What’s the Difference?
Episode 5: Resume Rewriting: Translating Teacher Skills to Instructional Design Skills
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More about Jumpstart Your Instructional Design Career Podcast
Thinking about becoming an Instructional Designer (ID) but have no idea how to get started? Instructional Design is a field that is high in demand, very flexible, highly lucrative, and provides you with a great work-life balance (say bye to being overworked and underpaid)!
Join Jill Davidian, 21-year corporate Instructional Design veteran and host of Jumpstart Your Instructional Design Career! Jill has worked in many different industries, including finance, health care, oil and gas, manufacturing, and even with the United Nations. She has helped over 500 new Instructional Designers launch their ID careers with corporate giants like Google and Amazon as well as smaller companies.
Each week she brings real talk, advice and inspiration, and interviews to help budding IDs stand out from the crowd and get that first job. Whether you are trying to figure out if Instructional Design is right for you or you are ready to create a portfolio and rework your resume, you are in the right place to jumpstart your Instructional Design career.