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Do you want to start a career as a corporate trainer, facilitator, instructional designer or e-learning developer? Or are you looking to improve your skills in an existing learning and development position?

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Are you just starting out in your Learning and Development career?  Are you interested in switching from your current job but not sure where to start? Check out the Getting Started series where you’ll get real world insight from a seasoned Learning and Development professional.


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Learning and Development is an ever changing field and there are always new skills to learn.  Maybe you are a trainer who wants to move into instructional design.  Or an LMS Administrator who wants to start developing e-learning.  Whatever the case, you will find resources to help you work on the skills you need to take your career to the next level.


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The ultimate goal is to get hired or to move into a role where you are doing what you love.  Once again, you’ll find plenty of resources and advice based on my over 25 years of experience in Learning and Development.

 

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Recent Blog Posts

9 Pro Tips For How To Get Experience in Corporate Training

By | CareerTraining and Facilitation

May 16, 2021

Corporate Training is an exciting and growing field. If you have decided you are interested in becoming a corporate trainer you may be worried about your lack of experience.  It can certainly be intimidating as you begin to look at job postings.  You may even be tempted to give up on pursuing corporate training as […]

9 Pro Tips For How To Get Experience in E-Learning Development

By | CareerE-Learning

May 15, 2021

E-Learning Development is an exciting and growing field. If you have been thinking about starting a career in e-learning development, you may be worried about your lack of experience.  It can certainly be intimidating as you begin to look at job postings.  You may even be tempted to give up.  Before you do, though, consider […]

9 Pro Tips For How To Get Experience in Instructional Design

By | CareerInstructional Design

May 15, 2021

Instructional Design is an exciting and growing field. If you have decided you are interested in getting into Instructional Design, you may be worried about your lack of experience.  It can certainly be intimidating as you begin to look at job postings.  You may even be tempted to give up on pursuing instructional design as […]

Insider’s Guide to Answering E-learning Interview Questions

By | CareerE-Learning

May 11, 2021

You found an e-learning job you’re interested in and applied.  Now they want to interview you.  How should you prepare?  What kinds of questions are they going to ask?  That’s what this article is all about. In my over 20 years of experience in corporate training and development, I have been on both sides of […]

Insider’s Guide to Answering Corporate Trainer Interview Questions

By | CareerTraining and Facilitation

May 10, 2021

You found a corporate training job you’re interested in and applied.  Now they want to interview you.  How should you prepare?  What kinds of questions are they going to ask?  That’s what this article is all about. In my over 20 years of experience in corporate training and development, I have been on both sides […]

Insider’s Guide to Answering Instructional Design Interview Questions

By | CareerInstructional Design

May 09, 2021

You found an instructional design job you’re interested in and applied.  Now they want to interview you.  How should you prepare?  What kinds of questions are they going to ask?  That’s what this article is all about. In my over 20 years of experience in corporate training and development, I have been on both sides […]

8 Tips for Engaging Your Learners in a Virtual Training Session

By | Instructional DesignTraining and Facilitation

Apr 24, 2021

More and more corporate training is shifting from being held in a traditional meeting room or classroom to being held online in tools like Zoom or Webex.  This was happening even before the pandemic as companies sought ways to save money on travel and other costs associated with “in person” training.  Now, of course, it […]

How Long Should Employee Training Be?

By | Instructional DesignTraining and Facilitation

Apr 11, 2021

When creating a training class, one of the first questions you might have is how long should the training be?  The short answer is…it depends.  There are many factors that can contribute to the length of your class.  Is it in person? Virtual? Self-paced? Instructor-led?  How much content is there? These are all things that […]

How to Make New Employee Orientation Fun

By | Training and Facilitation

Apr 08, 2021

One of my very first training assignments was teaching new employee orientation at Walt Disney World.  That set the bar pretty high as far as fun at orientation.  Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to help create and teach other companies’ new employee orientations as well.  Using what I’ve learned throughout the years, here are […]

Five Must Read Books for Corporate Trainers

By | CareerTraining and Facilitation

Mar 31, 2021

As a corporate trainer, you always need to be on your toes.  Part of that includes staying informed and working on improving your skills.  Here are five books to help you do just that! Troubleshooting for Trainers by Sophie Oberstein Telling Ain’t Training by Harold Stolovitch Virtual Training Basics by Cindy Huggett Confessions of a Corporate Trainer by […]

Four Great Professional Organizations for Corporate Trainers

By | CareerTraining and Facilitation

Mar 27, 2021

Joining a professional organization can be a very beneficial way to advance your career.  Most professions have at least one and corporate training is no exception.  Here are a few I have been involved with throughout my career that I think are worth checking out.

Creating a Job Winning Training Presentation for Your Interview

By | CareerTraining and Facilitation

Mar 21, 2021

If you are interviewing for learning and development jobs, there is a good chance you will be asked to give some kind of presentation.  It is particularly likely if the position requires training delivery. This is usually one of the final stages if not the final stage of the process so you want to make […]

Six Must Do’s for Employee Training During a Pandemic

By | Instructional DesignTraining and Facilitation

Mar 12, 2021

Even before COVID-19 hit my team was doing a lot of virtual training in the form of webinars, e-learning and mobile learning.  After COVID hit that increased as we had to quickly pivot to transform in person learning programs to online.  While there does appear to be some light at the end of the tunnel […]

Corporate Trainer Burnout: Causes and What You Can Do

By | CareerTraining and Facilitation

Mar 10, 2021

Being a Corporate Trainer can be very exciting.  The laughter, the applause, the adulation.  At the same time, there is a very real chance of burnout in this role.  What are the causes and what can you do about it? The causes of burnout for a Corporate Trainer can include: Travel Repetition Constantly Being “On” […]

How to Get Adobe Captivate For Free: One Cheapskate’s Journey

By | E-LearningSoftware Tools

Feb 23, 2021

If you want to include e-learning samples in your portfolio, you need to have access to e-learning authoring software.  Most offer free trials which is helpful.  Ideally, though, you want to have your own copy. The software can be pretty expensive, though, which may be prohibitive for many.  It was for me which is why […]

Ultimate Guide to Getting a Learning and Development Job

By | Career

Feb 03, 2021

Job searching sucks. Hoops to jump through, a whole bunch of unknowns and a lot of rejection along the way.  In this article, my goal is to take away some of the pain by sharing my advice and experience from over 20 years in the learning and development field.  All of my experience comes from […]