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What does an instructional designer do?

A common question from students who are new to the ID field is "What are the competencies needed to be an ID?"

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Interviews with Instructional Designers 

Do you know how to begin your job search in Instructional Design? Listen to Finding an Instructional Design Job (MP3 file) in which Susan Manning and Dan Balzer interview instructional designer Hadiya Nurridin. Hadiya shares her insights on finding a job in instructional design, including critical skills to have on your resume.

What types of jobs are available as an instructional designer?

You might work as a member of an instructional design team or as a professional development coordinator, instructional designer for textbook or e-learning company, web developer, software consultant or designer, or in continuing education positions working with curriculum development in education, healthcare, museum, nonprofit organization or military settings.

Instructional designers manage instructional development and assume leadership roles in an organization's learning initiatives including:

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Chronicle of Higher Education

Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD)

Virtual ID Jobs

Clarity Consultants

Instructional Design Central 


According to the
Forbes Top 10 Workplace Trends for 2018 —

“More employees will be accepting different types of credentials as they seek to build diverse talent pools and expand their reach.”

Freelancing in America

Infographic – Freelancing in America

Blog – Freelancing


3 Tips to Create Strong Client Relationships
Daniel Brigham shares how, “your survival as a freelancer absolutely depends on the relationship you establish with your clients.”

5 Tips to Launch Your Career as an E-Learning Free Lancer
LinkedIn strengthens and extends your existing network of trusted contacts.

Consider contract work. Companies that hire contractors sometimes will sign on an instructional designer with less experience. Check your local headhunters and online companies such as Proedit.

Contract work is also listed through online placement services. Companies contact a placement service for short term contracts to “try out” workers. Six months, with the possibility of permanent employment, is often the case. Both parties get the opportunity to take each other out for a "test drive," so to speak.

Your Job Search Strategy

The instructional design job search process requires developing job search strategies.

The 12-Week Job Search — Part 1

The 12-Week Job Search — Part 2

The 12-Week Job Search — Part 3

Age and Your Job Search

8 Keys to Communicating Effectively During the Job Search
"Whatever your field or experience level might be, your ability to get hired and then to succeed is dependent on excellent communications skills. It’s rare to see an advertisement for a job that doesn’t include this among the various other requirements."

University of Wisconsin-Stout Career Services
Don't forget that UW-Stout has a very active office to facilitate your career aspirations. Check out potential employers and jobs here.


How Job Seekers Use Social Media and Mobile for Job Searches
"Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter are still the BIG3 for job seekers, but watch out for Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat."

45 Ways Social Media Can Land You a Job
"Sure, most people know how to use social media in their personal lives, but it actually has a lot of power to make (or break) your job search."

How Recruiters Use Social Media
"Back in 2010, 78% of recruiters were using LinkedIn to find candidates. 5 years later that percentage has risen to 95%. Similarly, 2010 saw just 14% of recruiters posting jobs on Twitter. That figure has now risen to a whopping 95%!"