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If you are looking at 2019 to be a year for self improvement and making your life better, these free online courses might be the perfect way for you to get the year off the the perfect start.
The free online courses listed below can help you boost your skills without having to open your wallet or leave your house.
Whether you’re looking to move up in your current company, learn a new skill or language, these courses will help you get there.
Most of these courses are available to complete on your own time and you can sign up throughout the year. Keep in mind that “free” courses might mean you get emailed by advertisers or have a limited number of course options.
Here are more than 5 different courses for you to take to improve specific skills and move you up a level or two in 2019.
Improve your time management
Procrastination is a common problem for a lot of people, but it can be managed.
If you’re having trouble meeting deadlines, staying on track and working effectively, you might consider taking this course.
Learn how to prioritise your work and minimise distractions without getting stressed and overwhelmed.
This will help you to achieve what you really want in life, instead of wasting it away!
Management exists in every type of company, industry and sector
So learning how to manage people and business is vital to success, if you’re looking to improve your personal skills and launch a business in 2019.
In this course by XSIQ, via Alison, you’ll learn how to evaluate employee and company performances, understand different management types and strategically grow a company.
Learn a new Language
Speaking more than one language can make you a valuable commodity on the job market, particularly in professions like translator, interpreter or even teacher.
Just look at how much money you could earn if you know any of the languages we list in our dedicated article here!
Duolingo offers lessons in more than 30 different languages, including Spanish, French and German. There are others including Czech, Navajo and Welsh. You can even learn Klingon if you’re looking to rise in Starfleet Academy!
Learn to code
General Assembly offers a wide range of in-person and online courses that have a high return on investment.
However, you can learn to code for free in its Dash course.
This is an amazing tool if you’re looking to expand your knowledge and learn a different language — and coding is essentially another language. You’ll learn the basics of web development that can help you in nearly any career.
Learn how to negotiate
The power to negotiate is, well, powerful.
You could negotiate your personal cell phone bill or even your purchase at a department store and it’s a big part of life.
Knowing how to effectively negotiate can land you a better job title, more benefits and a higher salary.
You can save money, make money and help others if you know how to negotiate well.
This course, offered by the University of California, Irvine, will show you how your personal style can impact your negotiation tactics.