Instructional Design CV Guide

2 Instructional Design CV Examples - Here's What Works In 2024

As an aspiring instructional designer, you must show your value on a piece of paper. This can be tough. But don't worry. I'm here to help you craft a CV that opens doors. We're going to dive into real examples, explore templates, and polish up your skills to shine. Because yes, your future job needs to know how great you are at planning lessons, creating content, and understanding learning needs. Let's get cracking.

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Compiled by: Kimberley Tyler-Smith
Senior Hiring Manager
20+ Years of Experience

In the field of instructional design, magic happens. Mastering this craft requires a unique blend of technical know-how, creative vision, and a keen sense of understanding varied learning styles. As a hiring manager, I'm always looking for CVs that convey these skills clearly.

Usually, the path trod by successful instructional designers begins with a background in education or technology, followed by a calculated leap into the specialized world of instructional design. The recent addition to their toolkit? Adaptability, thanks to the 2023-2024 trend of integrating artificial intelligence into learning systems. It means the ability to nimbly navigate tech platforms is not just an added bonus but a must-have skill.

Now, let's clear the fog around CVs and resumes. Whether you call it a resume in the U.S., or a CV in the U.K., Europe or Australia, when it comes to instructional design, they're one and the same. This is not a scholarly or research-focused role, where a CV may cover 3-4 pages with publications and research. Rather, your CV should be a compact and informative 1-2 page document, just like a resume.

In the rest of this article, we will delve into what works in 2024: the kind of CV templates that catch our eye, tips and insights on key skills to include, and a host of practical advice to make your CV stand out in the ever-evolving arena of instructional design. As the saying goes, "Teaching others teaches you", so let's learn together!

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