Here’s what to expect from this episode:
As instructional designers, we have the unique advantage of submitting portfolios to potential employers – yes, advantage! While it may seem daunting to create, a portfolio allows us to showcase our skills and is especially important when you’re just starting in the field.
In this episode, I’m reviewing why you need a portfolio as a new corporate instructional designer. I’ll share the benefits of having a portfolio, how to prove your skills with a portfolio, and how an Applied Instructional Design Academy member used her portfolio to land two job offers (plus a salary negotiation)!
- The benefits of having a portfolio
- How a well-crafted portfolio helps you stand out from the crowd, even without experience
- Aligning your portfolio with the job you want and showcasing your transferable skills
- How to prove your skills through portfolio deliverables
Are you ready to get started on your portfolio? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Join our Facebook group, and let’s discuss!
Resources and Links Mentioned:
Sign up for the Applied Instructional Design Academy
Listen to my episode on choosing a topic for your portfolio
Listen to my episode on software programs
Connect with Jill:
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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.