Can online courses get me a job?

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Written by Pat Bowden Last updated on January 04th, 2024

Currently, different employers have different opinions about the value of online courses. Some dismiss them as equal to a paid course where everyone who pays the course fee will get a certificate, no matter how well or how badly they perform in the course. Others recognize the knowledge gained.

Rather than simply displaying a bunch of certificates on their resume, many learners emphasize the knowledge and skills gained in online courses. As well as expertise in the topic, online learners demonstrate self-motivation, time management skills, and the ability to set and meet goals.

Online learning can also help you improve your job application and interpersonal skills. See 150+ Online Courses To Help Your Career.

As things stand now, you cannot earn official credit or an online degree for free. You will need to enroll and pay through a university. If you already have a relevant degree, you can use online courses to develop your expertise in a particular field of interest.

Also see our FAQ: Will I receive any academic course credit for completing a class?

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