Tell us a little about yourself. How did you get started in e-learning?
I began my career as a content writer, and while working on one of the projects, I came across a term called ‘instructional designing’. As I began researching more about this field, I realised that it involved both writing and teaching. I love doing both and I am also fairly good at both writing and teaching. . Now one of the career advice that I got while I was at college was to always work in a field where your plus points get magnified and minus points, well they get hidden. So I thought why not try out instructional designing. And that’s how I got started.
I have a question: Do you have a portfolio? If you are nodding your head, then congratulations for you have already put in a place a great ally; however, if you don’t have a portfolio, start creating one today.
You might question why I am insisting on having a portfolio. Well, a portfolio goes far beyond just showcasing your talents. It plays myriad roles.
Let’s presume you have an important function. Two of your friends have volunteered to photograph the function. Friend One owns the latest camera in the town, knows a thing or two about photography, and is an ace with photo editing software. Friend Two, on the other hand, owns a mid-level camera, contributes articles on photography and works as a freelance photographer for a magazine. Whom will you choose?
My hunch is you will opt for Friend Two. For we do know that the camera and the software are just tools, yet give these tools to a person who knows about composition and lighting, has an eye for details, and you will get breath-taking photographs. The bottom line is it’s the person and not the technology that can get you the desired results.