In this rapid moving world, it is a fact that humans improvise themselves constantly by learning new materials and upgrading their skills. To those of you who don’t know where to start or have little funding but would like to revamp your resume, I will kick you off with some free online courses that are up for grabs for anyone. Would you like to take a look?
Top 5 Online Courses to Improve Your Resume:
1. Computer Science
Before you freak out and jump to the next point, why don’t you give programming a chance? Since everything is technology-based these days, it is not that shocking to see more and more jobs require some programming skills. You could explore Java through MIT OpenCourseWare.
If you haven’t noticed by now, this site is provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which means that not only this course would be challenging, but it is also highly credible. Although this course itself starts off at an intermediate level, it doesn’t shy away from beginner level students. If you are one of the beginner ones, I would say go for it and see whether this course suit you.
Last but not least, for those of you who are Apple fans, you could explore Xcode (provided by Apple themselves) with a non-restricted course. I would say that this site is less pressurizing compared to the others, especially when you could also tweak apple products left and right without actually purchasing or damaging your iPhone. It could be difficult at first to understand what’s going on in this site, but there are many resources you could explore to help you self-study through Apple.
2. Business and Marketing
Alison has graced us with their Diploma in Web Business Development and Marketing free online course for beginners. The course consists of 11 lessons and will run to an average of 15-20 hours. All those lessons will cover the basics of email marketing, blogging, and even starting up a business page.
By taking this course, you will learn how to take upon traffic to your site. Another way to learn about online marketing would be by reading ebook through your own pace. If you would rather read, copyblogger does have a source for an internet marketing course.
After you register, you can immediately gain access to their ebook and also lesson or study guides will be emailed for you to go through. To those of you who aren’t seeking any marketing courses, I hope openculture’s link will assist you as they have a huge variety of free business courses around the world.
I personally was dumbfounded after I saw that they have 150 free online courses for you to explore and I do hope that at least one of the course will fit you.
3. Arts and Design
Another course to do at home would definitely be something related to design based. Since Photoshop is probably the most well-known skill these days, of course, Adobe Photoshop will be your best friend on this matter. Luckily, Adobe themselves also provide some photoshop courses where you could pick your level (beginner/advanced) to start your course.
For a student, I would see this as something to be quite convenient, especially when any software, in general, tend to update pretty easily, so learning through the actual organization would be very beneficial. If photoshop is not up to your alley, or you do not have enough patience to go through the painstaking process of photoshop, you might utilize Canva instead. With their Learn section, Canva helps users to not only understand their platform, but also lets you learn more about marketing, design, or basically how to create an alluring display.
Although this is not a formal course, I find this site to be very resourceful to both their own products and also letting their users understand the key points of great presentations. If you are the type of person who seeks more motion than still pictures, you might seek iMovie out. Luckily, make your media provides a free iMovie course. This course will help you learn how to shoot, edit and produce professional videos. Not only that it covers the software itself, but this course also discusses angles and ways of shooting.
To those of you who are still surfing for something else, would an entrepreneurship course from Stanford interest you? If that didn’t entice you yet, this course itself also has several special featured companies, such as Airbnb, Paypal, and Linkedin.
This platform itself seems more like an online course that you take in university and are mostly provided through videos, which will definitely help those visual thinkers out there. MIT OpenCourseWare is also back again with their Law for the Entrepreneur and Manager course for you to take. This course provides legal systems throughout business law. I would say that the topics discussed in this course might be tough to learn but also very important for people who are starting off their businesses. Therefore, not only this will help new business owners, but it could also enhance the skills of current workers too.
Last but not least, Udemy provides a two-hour video course on 21 Critical Lessons for Entrepreneurs. This course itself will mostly discuss the flow throughout Entrepreneurship. If you would rather learn entrepreneurship in a nutshell for 2 hours than understanding the whole concept, this might be your go-to course.
Of course, learning new languages will not only help your resume stand out but also allow you to have more work options. With the understanding of a foreign language, you are able to successfully break down the barriers of your workspace between countries that speak those languages.
If you are interested in learning new languages, I would definitely recommend both the duolingo and memrise apps. Unlike the others, these two apps could both run on phones and computers. In other words, you could do it anytime you want. In addition to that, both of those apps are highly interactive and very easy to follow. Not only that it gives you the satisfaction of learning something, but they are both very user-friendly.
If learning through your phones isn't something you prefer, openculture also provides free language lessons that cover 48 languages. Some unique languages you could find here would be ancient Greek and traditional Chinese.
Did you enjoy my list so far? I sincerely hope that you can benefit from the courses I’ve listed above and they are able to help push your resume to its best potential. Remember, if enhancing your resume is not your current goal, it wouldn’t hurt for you to add one or two more skills to your talent list, right? I was very pleased when writing this article and it would make me very happy if you enjoyed reading it as well. As always, see you next time!