Trends in Hiring Instructional Designers

According to the Forbes Top 10 Workplace Trends for 2014

"Employers are creating new ways of filtering candidates . . . Jobvite.com reports that 94% of employers are using social networks for recruiting and that number will be about 100% next year.

"More smaller companies and even midsize companies are looking at your online footprint first before giving you an interview to see if you would fit into the corporate culture and if there’s anything negative that comes up for your name."

 

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The instructional design job search process requires developing your subject matter expertise and showcasing that expertise before potential employers.

Employers seek a wide ranges of skills from an instructional designer. This infographic showcases the wide range of skills needed to be an effective instructional designer.

The Actively Passive Candidate: Why Social is the Only Way to Hire in 2014
Shon Burton describes how “social media profiles have become a necessity when searching for talent, and on the flip side, when looking for a job, as more companies are turning to social recruiting in an effort to outpace competitors.”

Personal Branding – Career Advice from Marc Cenedella

How Sharing Other People's Content Makes You an Irresistible Job Candidate
Alexis Grant describes how creating your own content isn't the only way to get noticed. Becoming a go-to curator of quality information for the instructional design industry can also earn you a spot on a hiring manager’s hit list if they see you as knowledgeable in the field.

Your Next Job Application Could Involve a Video Game
"The average length of the job-interview process has nearly doubled from 12 days in 2009 to 23 days in 2013, according to an analysis by Glassdoor, a website where users rate employers." Catherine Rampell describes how some companies use video games to increase cost-effectiveness when screening and assessing job applicants' skills.

How Does One Get Started as an Instructional Designer?
Dawn Fry - Director of Instructional Design at Pinnacle Career Institute asks “... Do you have an online web portfolio? If not build one.”

Get an E-Learning Job with These Simple Tips
Tom Kuhlmann provides his insider tips on getting an instructional design job.

So You Want to Be an E-Learning Consultant?
Harold Jarche explains the pro’s and con’s of life as a free-lance instructional designer.

Christy Tucker’s Blog - Instructional Design: Tips from the Trenches
Christy Tucker shares very practical tips for instructional designers.