Chapter 17

Ten Places to Gain Skills and Become More Employable


check Learning through online courses

check Obtaining micro-degrees and new credentials

check Locating programs in your area

Never stop learning. The more skills you have, the higher your chances of getting the job you want.

I remember getting ready to graduate with my economics degree. I landed my first full-time job at BBN, a pioneering company that invented the Internet and early technology like email and the modem. I had taught myself HMTL and knew about databases, and this ultimately helped me get the job.

Luckily, you now have dozens of resources at your disposal to learn new skills. Some of these tools are free, and others are not. But the great thing about all of them is that you can access most of them easily online. You can also get certified on what you learned in a matter of weeks.

Here you get a glimpse of ten of these resources.

tip Keep track of courses you take and skills you acquire by adding them to your résumé or profile.


Coursera ( is one of the largest providers of online courses. ...

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