Whether you’re looking for a competitive edge for an upcoming promotion, on the job hunt or simply want to learn a new skill, there are plenty of online courses available. From learning how to negotiate, to mastering the art of storytelling, here are 10 courses to up your career game. All you need is a laptop, an internet connection and a healthy dose of motivation.
Learn How To Negotiate
Alison is an online platform that offers over 1000 courses that are completely free. Our top pick? The Art of Negotiation. If you can negotiate well, you can increase your salary and improve outcomes in business partnerships and meetings. In this course, you’ll learn how to negotiate effectively, the common mistakes we all make and the skills required to be persuasive.
Become A Confident Public Speaker
From nailing a business presentation to networking with more confidence, the power of your voice shouldn’t be underestimated. There’s a reason there’s an entire industry created around it. Master your intonation, find your natural voice and learn to project it. Udemy offers a range of online courses from a variety of experts, including a 4-time TED Talk speaker, journalists and the current head of TED.
Learn A New Language
There’s no denying the ability to speak multiple languages makes you more employable, especially in industries such as healthcare, customer service and tourism. Alison offers a range of courses in some of the most widely used languages in the world, from simple introductions to language specifically around eating at restaurants—sign us up!
Master The Art Of Storytelling
From Toy Story to Finding Nemo, the team at Pixar know how to tell a great story and you can learn from the experts for free. In their online course, Pixar directors and story artists explain how they got their start, what stories inspire them and teach you the difference between a good and a great story.
Enhance Your Photo Content
We live in an extremely visual world so having content that cuts through the noise is key. Alison’s course, Adobe Photoshop CS6 Essential Tools, will arm you with basic techniques for editing and enhancing images. It’s a free course and even better it will only take around one to two hours. Helpful and efficient, that’s what we want!
Learn The Basics Of SEO
Have you been pretending to know what SEO is for years? Well now you can find out, once and for all. This online course will provide framework for developing your Search Engine Optimisation strategy, including tools to analyse your website’s current state and improve it. From keyword research to link building, this is recommended for beginners.
Getting Started with Google Analytics
If you haven’t realised yet, Google is the bible, so you may as well learn how to use it. This free course will teach you how to interpret data and gather insights using Google Analytics. The best part? It’ll teach you how to translate the findings into actionable insights.
Secret Sauce Of Great Writing
Created by a former Wall Street Journal Editor, this course will teach you how to make your writing sparkle. You’ll learn the four ingredients to exceptional writing to help it stand out professionally. From blogs to cover letters and sternly worded emails, this course will help you put the pro in prose.
Introduction To Project Management
The ability to manage multiple projects comes in handy in both your professional and personal life. Adelaide University offers an online course in project management, completely free. It’ll teach you how to plan, scope, schedule, cost and manage your project from beginning to end.
Future Proof Yourself
The future of workplaces can seem scary, but it doesn’t have to be. You can keep on top of changing technologies with a variety of short courses, including blockchain, programming, self-driving cars, artificial intelligence and robotics. RMIT Online offers a number of courses to future proof yourself, ranging from 4 weeks to 4 months.
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