Ex­pand your re­sume

HWM (Malaysia) - - FEATURE -

JUST FO­CUS ON DO­ING ONE THING AT A TIME: SIN­GLE-TASK, DON’T MULTI-TASK. WHEN YOU’RE WALK­ING, JUST WALK. WHEN YOU’RE EAT­ING, JUST EAT.

If you don’t think you’re get­ting any­where in your cur­rent job, maybe it’s time to ex­pand your re­sume. Add to your skill base by at­tend­ing on­line classes at Cours­era.com or Ap­ple’s iTunes U, both of which of­fer free in­ter­ac­tive on­line classes by ma­jor univer­si­ties, in­clud­ing Har­vard, Stan­ford, Yale and Prince­ton on top­ics from Ac­count­ing and Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion to Art His­tory and Mu­sic The­ory. The for­mat varies based on the plat­form and class you choose, but the bot­tom­line is al­most al­ways the same: spend some time watch­ing video lec­tures, read­ing course ma­te­ri­als, and en­gag­ing with other users in dis­cus­sion. You won’t al­ways get a for­mal cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, but you will walk away with new skills and knowl­edge.

If you’re in­ter­ested specif­i­cally in pick­ing up com­puter pro­gram­ming (one of the most in­de­mand skills to­day), we sug­gest Codecademy.com. Un­like Cours­era and iTunes U, Codecademy is based more on prac­ti­cal ap­pli­ca­tion rather than the­ory. So in­stead of just ex­plain­ing cod­ing to you, the sys­tem will guide you through real cod­ing ex­er­cises un­til you get the hang of it. For most peo­ple, it’s an eas­ier way to learn.

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