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801 A Portfolio is Your New Resume

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, April 21

Tracks: Management & Strategy

The job market for learning professionals is rapidly shifting. Nowadays, more and more companies are hiring for tangible skills and talent. This means they care more about what you can offer them right now, regardless of the length of your employment history or your education credentials. As a result, in order to be competitive and land your next gig or client, it’s more important than ever that you can showcase your work, skills, and talent. To put it simply, a resume alone isn’t enough to get hired, you need a portfolio!

In this session, you’ll explore why portfolios aren’t just for freelancers and why and how you should start building yours ASAP. You’ll also explore how to find the right tool for your eLearning portfolio, how to use your portfolio to showcase your skills, and how to overcome common challenges when curating your portfolio examples.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Why you need a portfolio for your career success
  • How to find the right tool for building your online portfolio, regardless of your skill level
  • How to use your portfolio to sell your skills and talents
  • How to overcome common challenges and best practices for curating your portfolio examples

Technology discussed:

Articulate Storyline, Rise, Camtasia, PowerPoint, WordPress, Google sites

Tim Slade

Freelance eLearning Designer

The eLearning Designer's Academy

Tim Slade is a speaker, author, award-winning freelance eLearning designer, and creator of The eLearning Designer’s Academy. Having spent the last decade working to help others elevate their eLearning and visual communications content, Tim has been recognized and awarded within the eLearning industry multiple times for his creative and innovative design aesthetics. Tim is also a regular speaker at international eLearning conferences, a recognized Articulate Super Hero, a LinkedIn Learning instructor, and author of The eLearning Designer’s Handbook.