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Websites like Udemy and Coursera provide free online classes. They make it easy to learn skills that will strengthen your resume and make you a more attractive candidate to employers.

Have you always wished you had a basic knowledge of HTML or an expert level of knowledge with Excel? What about completely revamping your career and learning how to be a data scientist? Now, you can learn these skills online on your own time.

If you’re looking to brush up on some basic skills or take a refresher course on something you already know, Udemy is a good place to start. Their classes are inexpensive (many around $20) and can provide a basic level of understanding.

On the other hand, Coursera is the platform for you if you’re looking to take an intensive online course to teach you an entirely new set of skills. It’s like going back to college! In fact, many of the classes on Coursera are actual college classes from John Hopkins University, Duke University, and the University of California, San Diego, to name a few.

Of course, you don’t have to spend money to freshen up your skills.

Here are five free online classes from Udemy that will strengthen your resume:

1. Excel Dashboards in an Hour Free

This one hour Excel course will teach you how to use Excel dashboards and bring you from beginner to intermediate level Excel knowledge.

2. Adobe Illustrator: Mastering the Fundamentals Free

This two hour course on Adobe Illustrator will teach students how to create powerful vector images. This course is great for aspiring artists and graphic designers.

3. Web Design for Web Developers: Build Beautiful Websites! Free

This introductory web design course will guide you through basic design principles and provide you with the confidence to take on a more advanced web design course. This is a great course to take if you are a managing various web projects or are an aspiring web designer.

4. SEO for WordPress [Beginners]: #1 Step-by-Step SEO System Free

Search engine optimization becomes increasingly more important every year. We talk about the importance of SEO when creating a resume in our article called How to SEO Your Resume. Now, you can take SEO to another level and learn techniques for WordPress with this free course.

5. Learn Ruby on Rails from Scratch Free

You know that saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”? Well, we don’t see any old dogs here. You can teach yourself ruby on rails from scratch with this free beginners guide.

We hope you found this to be helpful and we especially hope that you take it upon yourself to take these five free online classes to strengthen your resume.

Have you taken any free online classes lately? Let us know in the comments below!

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