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7 free online courses to help you get a job faster

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looking for a job(The Conversation)

Jobs are not easy to find nowadays. If you have been struggling to find a job, you need to figure out why you are not being hired. Maybe your CV is too basic, boring or you don’t take time to tailor your resume to fit the specific job you are applying for.

If your CV lacks work experience, volunteer and look for internships even if the only thing they give you is transport. Another way to boost your CV is by taking more courses. This will improve your knowledge and employers are also interested in people who invest in themselves. Luckily, there are lots of free online courses you can take. All you will need is a few coins for data.

Check out these amazing free courses you can pursue online and enrich your resume:

1. Learn a foreign language

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Learning a foreign language puts you in a better position to get a job with international NGOs. If it’s a company that needs you to travel to Francophone countries, you are less likely to get the job if you can’t speak or write basic French.

2. Essential IT skills

Technology is everything these days. You don’t need to be an IT guru but basic IT skills are paramount. Learn how to solve simple IT problems on your own and how to use different software.

3. Social media management

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Employers want someone who knows how different social media platforms operate. Companies are marketing and selling their services through social media these days.

4. Customer service

Even if you are not looking forward to being a customer care representative, employers will want someone who can handle their clients professionally.

5. Public speaking

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Can you address a large group of people coherently? Mastering the art of public speaking is key to every person.

6. Health and nutrition

This should be for everyone. You may do it to pimp your CV but it’s even more important for your personal health. Putting it on your CV shows that you really care about your personal health which is impressive.

7. Personal finance

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Learn how to manage your finances, save and invest. Employers will be impressed by your effort to improve yourself.

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