Updated: Sep 28, 2020
New skills are more valuable nowadays than a diploma. Employers prefer employees with
strong and varied skillsets. Here’s a list of sites and apps that you can use to up your game.
If coding is a valuable skill in your industry, Codeacademy is the go-to site to learn how to code.
Learn programming, computer science, or web development for free!
Earn valuable credentials from top universities like Stanford, Yale, and Michigan and top
companies such as IBM and Google from this online learning platform. Each skill takes 4 to 6
weeks to complete and costs $29 to $99.
3. New Skills Academy
This online training platform has over 200 courses. Learn at your own pace from lessons
checked by industry experts in the UK.
4. Eventbrite and Meetup
These two websites are the leaders in the event space. If you are interested in tech and
business events in your local area, check these out.
Listening to podcasts is an easy, passive way to learn new skills. Stitcher is one of best go-to
podcasting apps. Listen to “Planet Money”, Stuff You Should Know”, and “Radiolab”.
6. TED Talks
Another passive learning app. TED talks is a collection of inspirational content from expert
speakers in the industry.
7. Toastmasters International
Looking to up your Leadership and Public Speaking skills? Join the Toastmasters! New members
8. Open Educational Resources (OER) Commons
This public digital library has a vast collection of educational resources that you can access
anytime for free.
9. Industry Associations
Looking for learning opportunities to climb the career ladder of your industry? Industry
Associations can point you to certification programs that you take advantage of.
10. LinkedIn Learning
The social network for professionals also offers courses taught by real-life experts around the
globe. Just recently, LinkedIn acquired Lynda and now offers all of its courses. LinkedIn Learning
comes with a one-month free trial.
From corporate management to digital marketing, Webinara has a vast collection of webinars
that you can access. Membership is free.
Audible is the king of audio books. Learn from industry experts while on the go.
Volunteering to various organisations is one of the best ways to learn new skills while making
Learning a new language has never been fun with Duolingo. This app is free to use and you’re
guaranteed to learn a phrase or two in just a few minutes!
Start learning today!