How to Impress Employers With Online Courses

By Arnie Fertig, US News

If you’re unemployed, online classes can be a cheap way to show potential employers that your skills are fresh. “The world of work is changing faster than ever before, whether because of technology, automation or globalization. So, people need to keep up,” says Dennis Yang, CEO of Udemy. He’s right. In today’s economy, virtually nothing is done the way it was 20, 10 or even five years ago. And that applies to the way we learn as well. If you are unemployed, taking online courses and gaining certifications can be an inexpensive way to demonstrate that you possess the initiative to keep yourself up-to-date. Companies, such as Udemy, Coursera and LinkedIn’s Lynda, are among the major players in the diverse, growing and still-being-defined territory of online learning. Each has a different payment model and platform type. But they offer viable ways for you to learn a new skill, design or master a piece of software, figure out how to begin a business and more.

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