How to Find an ISD Position
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Submitted by Dr. Stuart Weinstein, Adjunct Instructor, UMBC ISD Graduate Program The guidance and techniques that many job search firms, university placement offices, and resume books promote just don’t work in today’s job application environment. First, you are submitting your resume and personal data to a computer program that scans the documents looking for “preselected” […]

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Examples of KSA’s for Training Positions
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Positions in the ISD field require a variety of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA). Below are two examples of training positions and their requirements. Example 1: Instructional Coordinators Knowledge: Education and Training – Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training […]

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The Multiple Meanings of Job Titles in ISD
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Job hunters often use titles as quick descriptors, but in the field of ISD a job title may have more than one meaning. For example, the job title “trainer” could be listed under headings such as Education, Human Resources, or Technology. A “trainer” could be in the job description, but the position title could be […]

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How A Junk Mail Flyer Changed My Career
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Who would have thought that receiving a junk mail flyer in my mailbox would have changed my career? How was I to know that this one particular flyer would have a significant impact on my professional life? Dr. Greg Williams, Program Director for UMBC’s ISD Graduate Program, shares his story of how junk mail changed […]

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