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Build on current skills and interests with Lynda

December 21, 2017

Take advantage of down time between holidays this winter to build on existing hobbies and explore new learning paths.  It just may lead to a new career. makes it easy by collecting some of their most popular courses into tracks toward the mastery of skill sets.

For example, if listening to music is a hobby, you can learn more about the music industry and recording skills to parlay that interest into a job in the music field.  See what courses lead to sound engineering or songwriter:

Lynda music paths


If you’re interested in design, there are multiple paths that your interest could take you, from web design to book design to graphic design:

Design paths in Lynda


Browse other interests on Lynda and see where they take you.  If you spend just one hour per weekday starting in January teaching yourself new skills, you might be ready to try for a new entry-level position by the spring with over 60 hours of learning under your belt!

Helpful Certifications for today’s job market.

July 26, 2017


Certifications prove to your employers your expertise and skill sets that you bring to your position. Many managers look to these certifications to check on the experience of the candidate. Although Certifications require months of studying and may cost a few hundred dollars, it is a faster and more economical way to highlight your skills.

Here is a brief rundown of the four top certifications that may help you move forward in your industry:

QuickBooks Certification is one of the top accounting certifications. There are two online exams. Both require extensive training and practice. It proves your commitment to the profession and makes it more appealing to the employer to hire you.

Google Analytics Certification teaches people how to evaluate website performance. This certification is ideal for people in marketing who would like to expand their skill set or change career paths.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the United States Department of Labor enforces safety standards within companies. Certifications in OSHA can expand your job prospects because of your knowledge on Compliance and Safety Standards.

CompTIA+ Technician Certification is a good way to break into the Technology field when you do not have a formal education in Computer Science. One can become a Support specialist or Help desk Technician. In addition, this certification can help you move up the career ladder with more on the job training.

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