Survey Results: Virtual vs. Onsite – Part 1

In late December 2013, I posted a survey on a few LinkedIn groups to gather some data about Instructional Designers’ (ID) thoughts on virtual work versus onsite. I did this because I am finding that the consultants increasingly are turning down onsite work. Normally, my surveys get between 50 and 100 respondents  —  this survey received … Continue reading

Excuses for Not Having a Portfolio

As background for anyone that I don’t know – I help contract Instructional Designers find work with clients. Given that role, I meet a LOT of contract instructional designers. I basically sit down once per week and meet them for coffee.  My invitation always includes one thing:  bring your portfolio! Whenever I find a potential … Continue reading

Consultant Appreciation Month – May 2012

I want to thank all the great consultants that work with TrainingPros. One of the ways I try to show my appreciation is by offering “Consultant Appreciation Month” each May. I wish I could give out prizes to everyone in our Talent Pool – but that would break the bank. Instead, I randomly draw names … Continue reading

You’ve gotten the interview, now what….

Congratulations! TrainingPros or some other staffing agency has called you and asked you to interview with one of their clients. Newer consultants might think that the job is in the bag because their resume is a good match. However, seasoned consultants know that the interview is only an opportunity to “sell” themselves as a perfect … Continue reading