Add LinkedIn Online Courses to the list of ways you’re getting schooled outside of the classroom. The platform that revolutionized the way we look for jobs and business opportunities recently released an online course catalog that truly has something for everyone. This comes at a time when business owners and newbie entrepreneurs are staring into an uncertain future of their respective industries. TBH, we can’t think of a better time to commit to learning a new skill and adding another line to your resume.
LinkedIn’s course catalog is entirely customizable. To access it, you (obviously) need to have a LinkedIn profile. Once you’re signed into your account, click the “Work” tab in your navigation bar (top right corner) and click into “Learning” under the list of LinkedIn products. If it’s your first time using this feature, you’ll see a screen welcoming you to the catalog and a prompt to select topics you’re interested in.
From here, you’ll be prompted to set a weekly goal for yourself – how much time can you commit to giving LinkedIn’s online courses? Consider your schedule, your home life, and whether or not you have a traditional 9-5. I picked 15 minutes, but you can go up to an hour if you’re truly an all-star!
From here, it gets a little bit more specific. You’ll be prompted to pick from a few more niche topics within the larger categories you selected. For instance, since I selected Marketing and Social Media, I was offered an assortment of related videos. See below!
All that’s left to do is to get learning! LinkedIn Learning Courses offers a 1 week long free trial – from there, your continued education comes at a cost – $29.99, plus taxes or as an Annual subscription for $299.88, plus taxes to be exact. I recommend giving it a try and see if the bang is worth your buck!
Thinking of starting an online course of your own? Not sure where to start? Check out Xaviera Bryant’s session at BlogHer Back to School, “A Beginner’s Guide to Creating an Online Course.”