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Are You a Learning Guru? April 18, 2009

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I recently had the pleasure of meeting Karen Boyle, the founder of LearningGurus.com. Learning Gurus is essentially a staffing agency for professionals in the learning and technology field. Karen has over 15 years experience in corporate, government, and education settings, and she specializes in the learning and development/training industry. She started Learning Gurus to help place people in jobs, and at a time like this her services are even more critical.

I heard about Learning Gurus a few weeks ago, and I was surprised to learn that Karen was based just a few miles away from my office in San Diego. Karen and I met for lunch, and she filled me in on her philosophy and reasoning for starting Learning Gurus a few years ago. I was very impressed; Karen is in this to help match great people with great jobs, not to get rich. And Karen’s background in training and development plays a huge role: She’s able to match the right people with the right jobs. That’s a key difference when comparing Learning Gurus to other staffing agencies.

I would highly recommend that you submit your information to Learning Gurus to be considered for jobs (it’s free). I’m very happily employed right now, but in this economy, it’s always smart to be aware of great services like this. And if you have a need for learning/technology talent at your organization, you should also get in touch with Karen.

Here’s a more thorough description of the services offered by Learning Gurus, from their web site:

Learning Gurus provides top-notch Workplace Learning Professionals for your learning and development initiatives. Our staffing and employment agency provides contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire services. Our nationwide network of Learning Gurus design and develop training and performance solutions for corporate, government, and educational institutions. Whether you need a instructional designer for a 1-month project or you’re searching for a new Chief Learning Officer, we’ve got the guru for you! Our gurus specialize in the following areas:

  • Instructional Design & Development
  • Facilitation & Instructor Led Training (ILT)
  • Performance Analysis & Needs Assessment
  • Project Management
  • eLearning, Web-Based Training (WBT)
  • Multimedia/CBT Development
  • Technical Writing & Documentation
  • Quality Assurance & Evaluation

Visit LearningGurus.com for more information.


Spotlight On Anthony Montalvo March 13, 2009

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This is the first post in the Spotlight On… series, where we feature learning and technology professionals who are seeking employment. Do you want to be featured? Find out how!


Meet Anthony Montalvo

Anthony is a native speaker of both English and Spanish, and translation comes naturally to him. Anthony has done freelance translation work for many years, specializing in many different business topics. His experience in the e-learning industry (selling and implementing projects, and leading content development teams) has led him to combine these two fields and start offering content translation and localization services. Anthony can work with pretty much any document format, including several graphic design and content authoring packages.

Anthony has worked in several industries doing sales, marketing and business development, and for much of this decade he has worked with e-learning and various Web technologies. Anthony was CEO of a small e-learning company in Argentina until it was purchased by a regional technology consulting firm (http://www.grupoassa.com). Since then he has led the company’s internal e-learning initiatives (using Moodle), as well as working on various corporate marketing and employer branding projects.

Example work
Anthony recently translated a few e-learning resources for his blog, including Cathy Moore’s Dump the Drone presentation and Will Thalheimer’s Job Aid on Building Measurement into Training Development.

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Preferred location
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Professional interests
e-Learning, Web 2.0, technology in general, consulting, business translation, blogging

Something interesting/fun
Anthony has done a bit of everything in the last 20 years. Before landing in Argentina and immersing himself in technology, he lived in Mexico (his home country) and spent time manufacturing pajamas, selling roasted chicken, and working as a SCUBA divemaster.

Please contact Anthony if he can be of assistance.

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