In this digital age, the term “education” has expanded from an institutional based concept of specific campuses and schoolyards to the universally accessed internet.Â No longer are you tied down to their your majors or studies that you completed years ago. Now, you can gain new, highly marketable skills that are in demand by companies from all industries. Whether you want to learn photography, martial arts, programming, business, yoga, or anything else, there are resources that can help provide you the necessary education.
You are essentially putting the spotlight on YOU and making yourself a highly desired candidate for any position in the job industry
Having these extra skills would tremendously improve your resume and personal brand. Not only do you have the core qualifications that the position requires, you also have the additional talents that will make you stand out from the rest of the applicant pool. You are essentially putting the spotlight on YOU and making yourself a highly desired candidate for any position in the job industry.
Imagine this scenario: A hiring manager for a fun, trendy B2C (business to community) startup has to make the final decision between two applicants for a software engineer position. Both applicants’ resumes demonstrate capable team players who have all the necessary skills to do the job right. But one of the applicants is also an expert in graphic design, publishing, photography, and marketing. Who would get the job? Not only does the second applicant have more qualities that could be of use to the manager, she also distinguishes herself as a fun, exploring, and creative person, a perfect fit for the startup’s culture.
As we approach the Thanksgiving holidays, online learning platforms like Udemy are offering huge discounts on their courses. Starting in 2009, Udemy has already attracted more than 9 million students worldwide and offers over 35,000 courses. It also has a special Udemy for Business, enabling companies to a targeted suite of 1,300 unique courses in topics ranging from digital marketing tactics to office productivity, design, management, programming, and more.
Starting in 2009, Udemy has already attracted more than 9 million students worldwide and offers over 35,000 courses
Unlike academic MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) websites, Udemy does provide a non-traditional platform for experts to create courses of their own choosing and to share it with the public.