We all use, know, and love YouTube, and probably a lot more often than we’d like to admit. (No, I did not just spend two hours watching cats get freaked out by cucumbers…)
But did you know YouTube has an awesome collection of tutorials? And I’m not just talking about how to cook dinner in five minutes or put on mascara kinds of tutorials. Things like using important software or creating the perfect PowerPoint.
So, where to start? Here are seven of our favorites to boost your resume and advance your career from your couch.
Even if your job doesn’t require you to know Photoshop, I’m sure you’ve come across a few instances in which being able to edit a photo or image would’ve improved a presentation plenty. (And yes, by presentation, I do mean your own social media profile photos). This playlist goes over almost everything, from text effects to background editing.
Excel doesn’t take years to learn—just try this 30-minute video and see how much more you can do! (And how much more qualified you’ll look to a hiring manager.)
Just in case you’re missing some key features, this comprehensive tutorial will cover all the basics on how to optimize your work (and make your day a lot smoother in the process) in Google Drive.
Get your presentation for that big meeting ready with this start to finish guide on creating, decorating, and sharing your best PowerPoints yet.
In more and more positions now, understanding what your customer actually wants is key. And Google Analytics is a great place to start to see how your users interact with your site.
Looking into a marketing career? You might want to learn how to use Mailchimp, a super popular (and free!) email marketing resource.
There’s a good chance your company has hosted a webinar before, but have you ever wanted to be a part of it? This two-part video will get you started on understanding the value and how to set one up on several different platforms.
And if these aren’t enough for ya, you might want to check out this list of free online classes—the more the merrier.
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Previously an editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She’s written almost 500 articles for The Muse on anything from productivity tips to cover letters to bad bosses to cool career changers, many of which have been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., CNBC's Make It, USA Today College, Lifehacker, Mashable, and more. 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 and reader, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author