Great Websites for Personal and Professional Development [TheJobSupport]
Would you like to learn a new skill? Are you interested in a career change? Would you like to gain more creative or technical training? Fortunately, a variety of online learning platforms make this easy to do.
For example, Mind Tools offers free assessments and downloads as well as a subscription-based service. Mind Tools specializes in management skills, career-development tools, problem-solving resources, creativity tools, project management, and more. The site is easy to navigate and offers an abundance of free resources, available without the need to set up an account.
With enrollment in the monthly membership, you will have access to all resources on this site. This company has been in operation for 10-years with annual participation of more than 25 million people every year. Mind Tools offers two levels of pricing, with a 30-day trial for the first month priced at $1.00.
Udemy also offers a variety free courses as well as paid courses, which range in price from $20 -50. Udemy boasts more 10-million students. It provides an engaging classroom environment with more than 40,000 courses and new classes being added on a regular basis.
Courses include photography, software development, design, business, office productivity, music, and personal development. Course reviews are available as well as a 30-day money guarantee for all courses through Udemy. There is also a lively community on the Udemy platform with instructors and students interacting through online forums associated with individual courses.
In addition, Skillshare offers courses on various topics, however instead of charging per class there is a simple pricing structure with one monthly rate for all premium classes. Skillshare also offers a selection of free classes.
Skillshare, like Udemy, has an interactive component to add comments or questions. Categories of instruction include photography, design, fashion, writing, technology, and film. Skillshare is an excellent resource for discovering new skills and polishing up existing ones. There is currently a 90-day trial for $1.00, with current promotion. The subscription rate is $10.00 per month billed month, after trial. Also, Skillshare offers discounted pricing if purchasing for 1-year or 2-year membership.
Treehouse offers over 220 courses in a range of topics, from beginning to advanced. Treehouse enables students to participate in a variety of courses with a focus on professional development. In addition to a wide variety of coursework, including computer programming and design, app development, they also offer courses on career foundations and business development.
Their courses are offered at a variety of skill level and their learning library has a system called “tracks” which assist the student in efficiently learning new skills through a recommended course series. Treehouse offers a free 7-day trial, and two subscription levels after that, basic is $25.00 per month and pro is $49.00 per month.