One Easy Way To Update Your Knowledge And Technical Skills

01/09/17

Technologies are constantly changing in industries and if you want to keep up to date with what’s happening you need to take the time to refresh and update your skills. If you don’t, you may miss out on a placement or job opportunity over someone who has more knowledge then you.

Are you:         
1. A graduate who is consistently keeping up to date with your industry?
Or 2. A graduate who hasn’t looked at anything related to your industry since you graduated?

If you answered yes to #1, then you are on the right track!  Our host companies and your future employers will be impressed by what you have accomplished since you graduated. If you answered yes to #2, then you will want to continue reading to learn about one effective way you can update your knowledge and skills related to your field of study.

Lynda.com

“lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals… members have access to the lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.” 

Lynda allows you to learn and develop your skills through online courses with video tutorials.  There is no shortage to the topics you can select!  Take a look at the top ones I’ve picked for Accounting and IT industries:

Accounting
https://www.lynda.com/Accounting-training-tutorials/

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Quickbooks
  • MYOB
  • Excel
  • Accounting Fundamentals

IT
https://www.lynda.com/IT-training-tutorials/

  • IT Help Desk
  • IT and Hardware
  • Business Intelligence
  • Linux
  • Network Administration
  • Cloud Computing
  • Operating Systems

Web
https://www.lynda.com/Web-training-tutorials/

  • Web Design
  • CMS
  • Mobile Web
  • Web Foundations
  • Web Development
  • Open Source
  • HTML

You can even specify a career path that you want to focus on and it will take you through all of the training required for this type of role. For example, here is one on how to “Become a Programmer”.

The learning possibilities are endless through Lynda.com and for a small fee you will have access to all of the online training modules. As it is a paid platform, you could take up their one month free trial first. If you decide it's really good for your development, you could then sign up for an ongoing subscription.

Lynda.com also offers training on leadership, project management, presentations, productivity etc. which are all helpful when you are looking for a job or even if you are currently employed.

If you haven’t done any training since graduating, stop waiting for something to happen and take the initiave to upskill yourself!
 

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