Is your job search as desperate as your dating life? We feel that.
As of January 2020, 3.6% of Americans were unemployed, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. By April, the rate escalated to 14.7%, presumably because of COVID-19-related layoffs, and has hit 11% as of this writing.
These numbers obviously fluctuate all the time, but one thing remains the same: People will always be looking for jobs. And with all the competition out there, you should probably work on your résumé — and a few other things — to score the position.
When you’re looking for a new job, there are certain skills you’ll need just to get noticed. We recommend taking an online course to walk you through the specifics, but here are some pointers to get started. Read more…
“Résumé, Networking, and Interview Skills” on edX
Dive into career development in an extensive course that comprehensively covers each step of the process.
EXPAND YOUR LINKEDIN PRESENCE
“Rock Your LinkedIn Profile” on LinkedIn Learning
Quick videos help establish a profile recruiters will love.
BEST RéSUMé INSTRUCTION
“Writing Winning Résumés and Cover Letters” on Coursera
Learn detailed résumé-writing techniques on one of the best online learning platforms.
BEST COVER LETTER ADVICE
Guided Project on Coursera
Get a set of expert eyes to look over your cover letter and help yourself stand out.
BEST INTERVIEW WORKSHOP
“Mastering Interview Skills in 1 Hour with Fortune 500 Exec” on Udemy
Learn how to ace the interview with this one-hour course.
BEST FOR BUILDING A WEBSITE
“Web Design for Everybody: Basics of Web Development & Coding Specialization” on Coursera
Learn to design your own website so you can present your best work.