By Joe Crowe
Job certifications can help improve your profile as a job candidate. They usually do not take very long, and many of them are either free or inexpensive. Here are a few places to find them.
LinkedIn Learning Certifications
LinkedIn offers certifications on subjects such as marketing, manufacturing, and web design. Not all of them are free, however. “But if you take the time to search for them, it’ll be well worth it,” says Paige Doepke, writer at Jobscan.
Yes, THAT Harvard. You can audit a class for free, or receive job certifications for a small cost.
Cybrary’s Project Management Professional
Cybrary’s Project Management Professional course teaches how to initiate, plan, and manage projects, and takes around five hours to finish. Project management shows hiring managers that you are skillful at taking a leadership role and solving problems. It’s also good for engineers, healthcare professionals, and people in finance, Doepke says.
Free Code Camp
The courses at Microsoft Learn provide job certifications in database, web, cloud, virtualization, business development, advanced analytics, and more.
Massive Open Online Courses
Many respectable universities offer these in an open online course system, including topics such as marketing, writing, and history, according to Open Culture.
Google Digital Garage
Inexpensive certifications can be found at Digital Garage for search engines and social media.
HubSpot Inbound Marketing Certification
This course from Hubspot teaches SEO, blogging, and conversion analysis, and can show entrepreneurs and startups that you can help them grow their business.
A few of these certifications added to your resume may make a world of difference in your job hunting.