Here’s what to expect from this episode:
What makes an excellent instructional designer? While it’s essential to understand what instructional design is, it’s another thing to know if it’s right for you. Making a career change is a big decision you can’t take lightly.
You want to be sure you’re choosing a new career you’ll enjoy and succeed in. In this episode, we’ll explore the eight characteristics of a good instructional designer, so you can feel confident knowing you’re on the right path.
- The non-negotiable characteristic of a successful instructional designer
- The designers’ role in problem-solving
- The importance of being naturally curious
- Having the desire to help others
- The two must-have skills of all designers
- Responding to feedback
- Working on a team
- The surprising skill designers DON’T need
This episode will give you something to think about as you embark on this new chapter of your life. Make sure to hit that ‘subscribe’ button to be notified of new releases every week! If you’re ready to start, visit our website for additional resources and information on our FREE five-day workshops on the roadmap for getting into instructional design.
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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.