Sure, you may be unemployed today, but soon you will be on the path to a new job. When you accept your new job, do you want it to be at the same skill and pay level as your last job? Most likely, you’d like to advance both your skills and your rate of pay when you do land that new job. But with limited resources at your disposal and many schools currently closed, it may seem like there are more challenges than opportunities in increasing your skill level.
Luckily for you, there are an incredible wealth of resources available online that will help you train skills and take courses at low or no cost, right from home. I’ve selected some of the best to cover a large array of topics to suit any area of interest!
Grow is a great resource to take advantage of if you’re looking for intensive one-on-one support and coaching to help grow your overall professional skill level. Grow offers 30 minute virtual coaching sessions in professional development that can help you fill in any gaps you may have in skills like leadership, productivity, or resume building. The opportunity to meet with an expert one-on-one for free is definitely one you shouldn’t pass up! Click the link above to check out this career development resource.
Skillshare takes the “experts” model and expands it further. Skillshare locates subject matter experts and gives them a platform to record virtual courses on their topics of expertise. Courses run the gamut from artistic pursuits to career development, and even subjects of interest like history or sociology. Check out their offerings by clicking the link above.
Are you looking to gain a new degree or certification? Coursera is designed specifically to help you define a career path and gain the necessary qualifications to achieve your goals. Coursera also partners with companies and organizations who are looking for talent, which could increase your chances of landing a job quickly once your training is complete.
Are you looking to work in IT or a technology related field? As one of the oldest names in tech, IBM definitely has a wealth of knowledge to share with prospective coders and tech professionals about how to navigate their careers and what information they should be seeking. Check out their virtual courses by clicking the link above.
Do you feel the need to go back and revisit your schooling? Maybe there are gaps in your learning that you need to fill in to qualify for the jobs you want. Khan academy offers virtual courses that will guide you through topics you may have missed when you were in school. KhanAcademy also offers a suite for career growth and development to help you get the boost you need toward enhanced future success.
What skills or certifications would you be excited to achieve? Tell us more in the comments!