Getting another degree is not going to land you a job in Instructional Design & Online Learning. 

Here is the list of 5 things you really need to get your first corporate instructional design job.


Within these tips,

you will learn the most important things you can do now to improve your chance of getting interview invitations for instructional design and eLearning positions.

Find out what hiring managers are looking for in an instructional designer or eLearning developer.

Get noticed and taken seriously by recruiters who are actively sourcing IDOLs. 

Extra tips and information you may not have considered about how to approach landing your first IDOL job.

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Figure out what you need to successfully step into this industry

"If you're struggling to figure out the exact job assets you need to land your first instructional design job, you're not alone.  I started a Facebook group to help people just like you called Become an IDOL.  What I discovered is that while a Facebook group is a good start it's not a full solution for someone in your position.  You need the exact steps to build your job assets, a layout of what should be included in your resume, tutorials on the eLearning authoring tools, and a dedicated guide to help you along the way. I've been listening to you and hence the birth of the IDOL Academy, the first and only authorized vocational school for Instructional Design and Online Learning (IDOL) development."

-Dr. Robin Sargent

Founder of IDOL Academy

What the heck is the IDOL Academy?

The IDOL Academy is the bridge that crosses the knowledge gap you encounter when you want to either change your career and become an IDOL (Instructional Design and Online Learning developer) in a corporate environment or when you are trying to get your first job after you graduate with a degree in instructional design. IDOL Academy is the place where you will get the information, resources, experience, and network you need to land your first instructional design job. 

A few things you'll receive as an IDOL Academy student:

  • Learn how to change your career and become an IDOL
  • Access to step by step courses so you can build your job application assets
  • Receive 1:1 Mentorship and professional feedback on every project submitted
  • Interview Prep, Resume, Website and Portfolio Building
  • Beautiful templates for everything course creation
  • A private community on a virtual platform for accountability and support
  • INDUSTRY PREFERRED eLearning authoring tool tutorials that start at the very beginning and teach you the 'why' and the 'how'
  • Access to PAID instructional design experience opportunities you'll only find in the Academy
  • and so much more!