Business Courses for Free

I used to work before we relocated to Japan. I worked full-time since I was 18, sometimes with a part-time job on the side, because why not, I got time on my hands. Then, our family got pregnant and moved to Japan on military orders on the same year, and career life was put on the back burner for me. I have always planned to go back to work, but life just happened and I never did. I still want to though. Did you know that potential employers look for references during the application process? Coming up with 3 professional, not family, reference was tough for me, who has not worked for nearly 2 decades! I was able to find the 3. I’m just glad I continue to volunteer my time because they were able to give me references (all city employees). I didn’t get the part- time position but I gained knowledge from it.

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It pays to volunteer and work on your time gaps. During my effort to do so, I found a site that is a wealth of free resources. I am especially interested in the Business category offered. Whether to build a resume or just to learn an interest more in-depth, Lynda.com is a great resource tool to utilized, especially since my local library is offering free access to this website. If you’re interested in learning more about Lynda.com before signing up, click here to read my previous post to get a view of what’s offered on the site. There is a free 1-month subscription to get you started today,  in case free access is not available at your local library. After the free month expires, a paid membership is necessary to continuing taking advantage of the resources provided within. (This is not a sponsored post.)

There are 12 categories available on the site.  Business is just one of the 12. I have created a list below of what Topics and Software are available under the Business category offered. It is especially helpful to me to know there are ways that can help me strengthen my knowledge base so I can be more confident going back to work. (Note: press Command + F (for Mac) or Ctrl + F (for Windows) to find and skip to a specific software or topic interest or simply scroll down.)  

There are 1,490 courses and 44,010 Video Tutorials available under the Business category as of May 21, 2018. I am especially keen about this category, as my educational and work background is in Accounting and I want to build up my resume to make myself for marketable when I finally enter the workforce again.  I have been a stay-at-home mom now for nearly 2 decades and got some catching up to do. This website will certainly help me rebuild my skills and confidence again. The Business category is not exclusive to Accounting and you may find something of special interest to you. So check the site out.

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Final Words

Right now, I can use all the free help I can get to build up my resume and my confidence before rejoining the workforce. It will certainly take time and effort to get me back on track, head just pushed everything work related aside. I’m starting to recollect them and I’m happy tutorial resources are available for free. I am definitely taking advantage of the free benefits offered by my local library while available. To check out the other 11 Categories I wrote about on a previous post, click here.

How have been keeping yourself competitive for when you do decided to get back to work?

Until next time.

Mabuhay!

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