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Ways to gain more experience without a Masters/Certification?

Hello! So I am in a bit of a unique situation. Due to a lucky opportunity that got me into instructional design & e-learning, I have almost 3 years...


Updated 5 months ago

Getting a job in Instructional Design with a Masters and NO experience. - 55 Replies

[QUOTE who="cdowfhu20 in Killeen, Texas"]Hello! I am about to graduate in May with my Master's in Instructional Design and Technology. Does anyone...

christylearns in Cary, North Carolina

Updated 22 months ago

Would certification make me significantly more competitive in the job market? - 5 Replies

I graduated with an MA in Education a couple of months ago, and while there are plenty of job opportunities in my field where I live, I am having a...

Alanda in Houston, Texas

Updated 28 months ago

ID job titles - What's the difference? - 1 Reply

I've been looking as ID job postings and came across an Instructional Design 2 position right alongside all of the Senior Instructional Design...

Ben Piscopo in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Updated 29 months ago

Where else to go? - 1 Reply

I currently have a B.A. in Instructional Design and am currently working for a Masters in Teaching and Learning with Technology. I have enjoyed the...

Ben Piscopo in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Updated 29 months ago

By what titles are entry-level instructional design and/or technology jobs advertised (in the United States)? - 1 Reply

Hi, this is probably a redundant question, but...I'm really bad at searching forums. >.< I'm an undergrad who'll be going into Virginia Tech's...

Ben Piscopo in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Updated 29 months ago

Recent Grad with no experience - 4 Replies

Hi all, I graduated with my bachelors degree in Instructional Design back in May of 2014. I have applied for over 1200 jobs in the field of...

nieten7642 in Indianapolis, Indiana

Updated 59 months ago

Questions about becoming an Instructional Designer - 1 Reply

I'm a graphic/web designer by trade while also teaching design at the college level for 15 years. I'm looking to transition into something which will...

XYZ in Pune, India

Query about scope of Instructional designer in the US

I am currently working as a softskill trainer in India but soon planning to relocate to Virginia,USA.I have 6 + years of work experience.I am...

latourem in Prescott Valley, Arizona

Updated 60 months ago

Can't seem to land an instructional design job (or interview even). Possible "overqualification". Advice? - 8 Replies

Most of the ID jobs I'm seeing are for a Bachelors degree and they also want that person to do everything from graphic design to programming as well...

Jackson in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Updated 65 months ago

Looking for ID job, will relocate - 1 Reply

Looking for ID position. I recently got my MS in ID and am looking for an (entry level)ID job anywhere since I have limited experience.

Brenda Tuncer in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Updated 65 months ago

New Instructional Designer Jobs Site!!! - 5 Replies

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER JOBS Hi! My name is Jada. I'm the creator of Instructional Designer...

Christopher Pappas in Athens, Greece

Updated 70 months ago

Interview Preparation - 44 Replies

Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming instructional designer interview? Are there common interview questions that come up again and...

Christy in Cary, North Carolina

Updated 73 months ago

Is it possible to find an Ed Tech job in the U.S. from overseas? - 1 Reply

I'm an American from Illinois who has been teaching English overseas for nearly fifteen years. I will be completing an M.S. Educational Technology...

NoMail in Rochester, New Hampshire

Updated 81 months ago

Boom or bust? - 3 Replies

Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing? Where are the jobs? Which places have the most instructional...

NoMail in Rochester, New Hampshire

Updated 81 months ago

Show me the money... - 7 Replies

What are typical instructional designer salaries? Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in...

jenab in Austin, Texas

Updated 83 months ago

To be the best... - 1 Reply

What are the top 3 traits or skills every instructional designer must have to excel? Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your...

ty in East Orange, New Jersey

Updated 89 months ago

Help! Providing work samples for an interview - 1 Reply

I have been asked to provide work samples for an upcoming interview. If I submit a training presentation or a participant guide, do I submit the...

ID in Boston, Massachusetts

Updated 97 months ago

Instructional Designer - Contractor hiring process - 5 Replies

Hi all! I am an Instructional Designer just starting out and luckily, have already gotten a call that I will be offered an ID contract position....

Dawn Brinker in Riverview, Michigan

IDT Interview/Interviewer Questions

Hello, I am currently an instructional design MSE student and I haven't even applied for an ID position yet but I was wondering if I can get tips...

chelc in Pune, India

Need advice ASAP

I have five plus years in Instructional Design. Recently, I have joined an MNC as an Instructional Designer. But after joining I have realised that...

chelc in Pune, India

Updated 106 months ago

How to estimate time to complete - WBT - 4 Replies

Hi ISDs! My question for everyone is how do you estimate the time it takes to complete a lesson or total course for WBT?

michele3d in San Mateo, California

looking for work in Salt Lake City or commuting to SF

I live in Salt Lake City and would like to find work locally. Has anyone in the SLC area heard about anything? Also, I was approached about a...

misslucy in Libertyville, Illinois

Getting Up to Speed in I.D.

I received my Master's Degree in I.D. over 25 years ago and have had over 20 years experience; however, I have not been in I.D. for about 9 years...

blairrorani in Wellington, New Zealand

Updated 113 months ago

Anybody thought about ISD (ADDIE) equivalents for Agile and SCRUM (approach to software projects)? - 1 Reply

Anybody familiar with Agile ( )and SCRUM (

Michele3d in Provo, Utah

Updated 118 months ago

Getting ahead... - 1 Reply

What is the best training for becoming a hirable instructional designer? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an...

Michele3d in Provo, Utah

Updated 118 months ago

ID job: Is it possible to move from academia to industry? - 1 Reply

I am looking for an ID job and would like to move from academia to industry. However, when I look for ID jobs in industry, I feel that lacking of...

Rons in Woodbridge, New Jersey

Looking for an ID job...

Seeking contractual- entry level Instructional Designer position in NY/NJ area. Masters Degree- coupled with a voracious appetite for constantly...

Rons in Woodbridge, New Jersey

Looking for an Instructional Designer job

Hey Everyone! I graduated with a M.S.Degree in Instructional Design and then took a 3 year break to take care of my baby. My coursework/...

Barry Finnell in Salt Lake City, Utah

Updated 122 months ago

Good Instructional Design Site - 5 Replies

Hello, My name is Travis Jordan and I am a recent graduate from Utah State's Instructional Technology program. I am currently an Instructional...

Indeed Help in Stamford, Connecticut

Updated 122 months ago

Instructional Designer jobs in London, uk - 1 Reply

Hi Everyone, Im an instructional designer and have 2 yrs of experience in India. I have recently moved to london and looking for work.Ive been...

Joe Benfield in Wooster, Ohio

Degree Titles

Hello All, I've been an Instructional Technologist for three years now at a small liberal arts school. I'm interested both in expanding my skill...


Updated 125 months ago

Starting out... - 8 Replies

How did you get your start doing instructional designer work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position? Do you need a...

Ken Hutchison in Rockville, Maryland

Updated 128 months ago

Are Instructional Designer and Curriculum Developer used interchangeably in the work place? - 3 Replies

I am doing research on Instructional Designer and Curriculum Developer for a work related project. From what I am seeing, the two jobs are used...

Ruchi in Newington, Connecticut

Jobs for ID in CT

Hello, From past couple of weeks i am looking for a ID and Technical writers job in CT,USA.But no luck.If any one is aware of any openings or...

shine777 in Vienna, Virginia

Incorporating flash videos onto a CBT

Hi Guys, I need help in incorporating a flash video onto a CBT. Kindly advise how do I go about doing it step by step in Adobe Captivate...

Artsy in Laguna Niguel, California

Updated 133 months ago

Found a very helpful user friendly Fashion Jobs site. - 1 Reply

I thought was very helpful, and also a user friendly website. I found a job in 2 weeks thanks to them. What's more it's...

craig in Alexandria, Virginia

Updated 141 months ago

The best part is... - 2 Replies

What do you enjoy most about instructional designer work? What do you dislike the most? Is it challenging? Are there many opportunities to learn...

MaanasaRaghavendra in Worcester, Vermont

IT certifications courseware development

Hi Members, I worked as a research associate and a courseware developer for EC-Council certification programs like Network Security, Ethical...

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