Are you searching for ways to spruce up your résumé? Or are you trying to learn more about a hobby or find a new one? Or perhaps youre just like me: Youre wanting to keep your mind sharp and your options open while avoiding spending any money. Have I got just the thing for you!
About.com, which is a wellspring of answers for any number of random questions one may have about how something works, has an estimable collection of online courses on myriad subjects, and theyre all FREE. These courses are self-paced and are designed to enrich minds like yours and mine.
Some of the courses are located on specific About.com Web pages; other courses comprise lessons that are emailed to the subscriber on a daily or weekly basis. Check out some of the diverse topics you can delve into today:
Linux Desktop 101
Visual Basic .NET for Beginners
Planning Your Maine Vacation
Sleep Disorders: Better Sleep
Texas Hold 'Em for Beginners
How to Buy a House
Our 50 Great States
Mutual Funds 101
Greek Mythology 101
Spending Time With God
Plan a Dinner Party
And this is only the tip of the educational iceberg! As for myself, Ive enrolled in the Adobe Photoshop Basics, Daily Dose of Desktop Publishing, and Adobe InDesign Basics courses. Ive learned just enough from these courses to get me through many of the essential functions of the software programs of which many employers require applicants to have knowledge.
To be sure, you should be apprised of the fact that these nifty online courses are for beginners, for the most part. For example, Clerics grandmother wouldnt benefit much from the Beginners Guide to Tamales class, nor would CJ gain anything from the Web Search 101 course.
However, you may be surprised to find a subject in which youve always been interested but have never investigated deeply. I highly suggest About U. to anyone whos got the free time and the open mind. Oh, and the Internet connection, of course.
Now, if youll excuse meIm going to About U. to learn how to blog.
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