Keeping up with the trends to upgrade your skills is a must if you want to stay relevant. With everything so fast paced nowadays, it is necessary to learn and adapt new skills that will help you go up a notch in the workplace.LinkedIn recently released the top ten skills that will be in demand by 2017. In this article, LinkedIn reveals that the demand for marketers are slowing down, while data and cloud management is still at the top spot for on-demand skills. The need for data presentation and interface design is also higher than ever.
The good thing is, there are already a lot of trusted resources to go to if you want to upgrade your skills this 2017. Here is a list of websites offering online courses to help you keep ahead.
2. Khan Academy – Need to learn the basics of economics and finance? How about reviewing mathematical equations or science concepts? Khan Academy is the perfect place to go. Salman Khan is the founder of this non-profit educational website. It provides accessible information through short lecture videos to anyone in the world for free!
3. Coursera –If you prefer a formal approach of learning, Coursera is the real deal. They offer interactive courses conducted by reputable universities. John Hopkins University, Stanford, University of Michigan and others are a few to mention. Partnering with top universities will assure you of a reliable education online. Expect to experience lessons, quizzes, and video tutorials with an interactive textbook. You can also interact with other people by discussing your courses in online forums. You will the chance to get recognized with your own work as well.
4. HubSpot Academy – From web optimization, landing pages to lead nurturing and generation, HubSpot Academy takes a spot on our top list. HubSpot also offers free certification for their online courses which you can add to your profile.
5. Duolingo – A business going global needs a language skill upgrade. One of the sought-after website for language upgrade is Duolingo. Learn like no other with this strategic way of learning. With the concept of gamification, everyone has a chance to enjoy and get skill at the same time. Duolingo proves that learning is effective even with just a little supply of information. It can also be best learned while having fun.
If there’s anything we’ve learned from our experience as entrepreneurs, it’s that opportunities are created through hard work and continuous learning. Create yours by upgrading your skills for the upcoming year.
Do you have any other websites to add to our list? We’d love to hear about them. Comment below to add yours.
Herlene Somook is a creative entrepreneur based in Manila, Philippines. A graduate of AB Psychology, she was a Kumon Reading teacher for five years before jumping ship to the Business Process Outsourcing industry. She has been a digital nomad and freelance writer for a little over two years, and enjoys reading bedtime stories to her bouncing toddler.
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