Whether you’re looking to pursue a new field, snag a big promotion, or push through the job search, online classes can be your lifesaver. They can’t get you a job (I know, if only it were that easy), but they can give you cheap and easy access to the knowledge and skill set you need to land a job or excel at your current one.
Don’t believe me? We’ve rounded up Muse readers’ top 10 favorite classes from our courses section and were pleasantly surprised to see such a variety of options! From becoming a certified product manager or expert-level developer, to building your personal website and maximizing your social media, we’re sure that there’s a class out there just for you.
1. Choose Must: 10 Exercises to Pursue Your Passion, Skillshare
Stuck in a rut? Wish you could figure out just what you’re meant to do? This course will inspire you to practice and cultivate your own calling so that you can then pursue it with confidence.
Cost: $0.99 for first 3 months
Length: 53 minutes/ 13 videos
And once you know your purpose, this class is your ultimate guide to prepping for, applying to, and landing that ideal job.
Length: 12 hours/ 280 lectures
3. Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Training, LearnSmart
If you’re interested in project management, you’ll definitely want to take this certification course. Plus, once you buy it, you’ll have access to it 24/7 for an entire year (who says you have to rush your career?).
Take it from a pro and learn what it takes to turn your strengths into a shiny online brand that hiring managers won’t be able to ignore.
Length: 2 hours/ 50 lectures
Having Excel woes? Don’t worry, here’s an easy way to pick up everything you need to know about this important program in only an hour.
Cost: $0.99 for first 3 months
Length: 1 hour/ 10 videos
6. An Entire MBA in One Course, Udemy
Who knew business school could be so simple (and free of informational sessions and application essays)? Check out this in-depth series full of exercises, tutorials, and real-world examples that are just as good as an expensive degree.
Length: 56.5 hours/ 82 lectures
7. Business Analytics for Everbody, Coursera
If “analytics” and “data” are terrifying buzzwords you’d like to ignore, you’re missing out on some key career skills. Luckily, with this course, you’ll understand and be able to put them into practice in no time.
Length: 5 courses
8. Make a Personal Branding Website With Squarespace, Skillshare
An awesome job application starts with a killer personal website. If you’re no designer, this is the class you need to effectively make yours (and make it beautiful).
Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes/ 15 videos
9. Product Management: Skill Sets to Shift Your Career, Skillwise
Before you go into that PM interview, make sure you’re thinking like an expert with this quick (and inexpensive!) class on classic principles, processes, and pro tips.
Not a product manager? You’d be surprised how diverse and useful these skills can be for any industry.
Length: 13 hours/ 38 lessons
10. The Web Developer Bootcamp, Udemy
For a crazy low price, you’ll be immersed in basically every important language and strategy for web development—meaning a career in engineering won’t be so far out of reach!
Length: 43 hours/ 321 lectures
Don’t see anything that suites your needs or interests? We have lots of other classes you might like! (Wink wink, nudge nudge)
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As an Associate Editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author