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January 12, 2023

Resume Rewriting: Translating Teacher Skills to Instructional Design Skills

Jumpstart Your Instructional Design Career
Jumpstart Your Instructional Design Career
Resume Rewriting: Translating Teacher Skills to Instructional Design Skills
Show Notes

Here’s what to expect from this episode:

Translating teacher skills – are you a teacher struggling to get a job in corporate instructional design? Whether you’ve already been applying or you’re just getting started – this episode is for you! Teachers have an incredible skillset for corporate instructional design, but it’s imperative to have an optimized resume for the industry.

In this episode, we’re exploring how to translate your teacher skills for a career in corporate ID. We’re going over the general things you need to consider when writing your resume, the keywords you should include to make your skills and experiences stand out, and how your skills directly apply to the corporate ID process.

Topics Covered:

  • The primary difference when applying for positions in corporate ID
  • What you need to focus on when writing your resume
  • The relevant keywords and terminology you should be using to showcase your skills and experiences
  • How your curriculum-building skills directly correlate to the ADDIE model of corporate ID

You already have the skills to become a successful corporate instructional designer; you just need to showcase them correctly! The first step is optimizing your resume, and I have the perfect tool for you to get started. Head to our website and download the FREE resume worksheet that will guide you through highlighting and rewriting your skills to stand out as a new corporate ID.  

While you’re there, enter our GIVEAWAY to win a year-long license to Articulate 360 and a one-on-one coaching session with yours truly.

Mentioned Resources:

Episode 2: How the Instructional Design Process is like Building a House

Episode 4: Ed Tech, Higher Ed, and Corporate IDs – What’s the difference? 

Resume Rewrite Guide

Articulate 360 & Coaching Giveaway

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Thinking about a career in Corporate Instructional Design but have no idea how to get started? Wondering if it’s right for you? Trying to figure out how to stand out from the crowd and actually land your ID job? If any of these questions were a “YES”, and you want to get the REAL DEAL from someone with 20 years of Corporate ID experience, check out and subscribe to our podcast below!

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Jill Davidian

Jill is a 20 year veteran in the Instructional Design space, working as an ID/eLearning Developer and hiring them. She is the founder of Learning Strategy and Design, a custom learning solutions firm that designs learning for corporate clients, and she has helped over 500 aspiring Instructional Designers stand out and transition into the field through her 9-month ID career development program, Applied Instructional Design Academy.

She has her ear to the ground on what hiring managers are looking for and her passion is helping YOU create FREEDOM through this field.

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