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What Needs to Be in Your ID Portfolio to Get Hired

Here’s what to expect from this episode:   You know you need to have a portfolio, but what the heck do you put in it? The truth is, if you’re not already an experienced ID, you’ll have to start from scratch.  In this episode, I’m sharing the six deliverables you’ll need to include in your

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What Job Titles Should You Look For When You Apply

Here’s what to expect from this episode:   Have you started the hunt for a corporate instructional design position? Finding your first ID job can be overwhelming and confusing, especially with the various job titles that pop up when searching online job platforms. In this episode, I’m discussing what to search for when looking for

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Why Instructional Design is Recession-Proof

Here’s what to expect from this episode:   Is the current economy making you hesitant to start your career in instructional design? Despite the possibility of a recession, the eLearning industry is booming – and I’ll tell you why. In this episode, I’m shedding light on why the instructional design industry is recession-proof. I’ll share my

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The Importance of Feedback in Landing an ID Job

Here’s what to expect from this episode:   How well do you handle constructive criticism? While receiving feedback can be scary and deflating, it’s critical to the instructional design process.  In this episode, I discuss how proper feedback will set you up for success as a new instructional designer. You’ll learn why feedback is necessary

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Demystifying the ID Project Kickoff Meeting

Here’s what to expect from this episode: You’ve been assigned your first ID project. Now what? First, you’ll want to establish the project’s direction and develop the learning solution. To do this, you’ll conduct a kickoff meeting. In this episode, I’m reviewing instructional design project kickoff meetings and what you can expect during the process.

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The Corporate Instructional Design Hiring Process

Here’s what to expect from this episode Are you applying for jobs and still waiting to hear back? Maybe you’re overwhelmed or apprehensive about the hiring process because it’s so unlike what you’re used to. While landing a corporate job is vastly different than in industries such as education, don’t let this discourage you. In

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How Long Does it Take to Become an Instructional Designer?

Here’s what to expect from this episode:   How long does it take to become an instructional designer? Transitioning careers requires thoughtful planning, especially if you have a time-bound job like teaching. In this episode, I’m discussing the timeline of becoming an instructional designer. You’ll learn the three phases of the transition process and what you

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Questions to Ask When Considering an Instructional Design Academy

Here’s what to expect from this episode:   Are you thinking about joining an instructional design academy? Instructional design programs will help you develop the practical skills needed to build your portfolio and stand out in the industry. But with multiple academies to choose from, how do you know which one, if any, is best

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Should I Get a Master’s Degree in Instructional Design?

Here’s what to expect from this episode: Should you get a master’s degree in instructional design? While having a degree can look good on paper, if you’re planning to go into corporate ID, then a master’s degree may not be the best option. In this episode, I’m going over why you don’t need a master’s

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Getting Volunteer Instructional Design Experience

Here’s what to expect from this episode: When you’re just starting in corporate instructional design, having a portfolio is crucial to help you stand out, but nothing compares to having experience with an actual client. So how do you get this experience if you’ve never had a job in the field?  In this episode, we’re

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4 Things You Need to Get Hired as an Instructional Designer

Here’s what to expect from this episode: How do you get hired as an instructional designer for the first time without any formal experience? You may be looking at job postings, seeing hundreds of applications, and thinking there is no way to compete with everyone. But the truth is, most people applying for jobs in

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Articulate Storyline vs. Rise

Here’s what to expect from this episode: The two most-used eLearning development tools in corporate instructional design are Articulate Storyline and Articulate Rise. While both tools come from the same company, they have quite a few distinctions and serve very different purposes. In this episode, we’re comparing Articulate Storyline and Rise. You’ll learn the primary

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