It is tough out there especially if you are job hunting. Lynda.com has some great courses that could help, whether you want to retrain or you want some new tactics in your job hunt. The best part that is free with your library card.
A great place to start is the new learning path, which is a series of courses to help you along your job hunting journey:
Finding a job during challenging economic times.
This features 13 courses that will help you navigate all aspects of the job search in a tough job market — from building your job strategy to building your confidence.
Become a successful job hunter
Maximize your job search efforts with expert advice from career coaches and business professionals. Whether you're a graduate or student looking ahead, learn how to craft a career plan, write a resume, search for a job, and nail the interview
Perhaps a short course is more your style. Try:
- Finding your dream job: Interview techniques and resume writing
- Find a job in the hidden job market
- Managing stress and building resilience while job hunting
- Recovering from a layoff
Upskilling for a complete change of career might be on the cards. Here are some learning paths that may help you to a new job:
Become a Web Developer
Become a Network Administrator
Network administrators play a vital role in managing and maintaining an organization's computer network. Begin your career in information technology (IT) as a network administrator, and learn the essential skills you'll need to organize, install, and support a Cisco network.
Become a 3D Character Animator
Channel your creativity and technical savvy to breathe life into simple characters as a 3D character animator. Learn to apply the basic principles of animation and the processes used by professionals to model, rig, and animate characters in digital environments.
Become a Customer Service Specialist
Discover the skills required to become a customer support specialist and deliver outstanding customer service, including building rapport and communicating effectively with customers, providing the right assistance at the right times, de-escalating intense situations, and creating customer value.
There are thousands of other options to study using Lynda.com, covering audio, business, CAD, design, web developer, IT, marketing and photography.