In the digital information age where everything is online, it’s very easy to obtain new skills to pad your resume. Whether that is learning to cook, build something from scratch or code a website, there are a ton of free resources available online.
Here are five of the top resources available on the net today.
As the second largest search engine on the internet, YouTube is also home to several video tutorials for just about anything you can think of. Trying to build a fence in the backyard? You’ll find a video for that. Trying to bake a quiche for the first time ever? YouTube has a video for that.
Some YouTube channels will ask you to subscribe to their email list in exchange for their content, but it’s still a great value for paying next to nothing. The next time you think of something you want to learn, head over to YouTube and see what kind of video content is available.
Freecodeacademy.org is a website that offers a number of free online coding programs. This valuable resource gives students interested in a career in IT or technology a leg up with learning how to use different programming languages through online modules.
While it’s a great resource and virtually free for students, the program doesn’t offer any guidance if you were to get stuck.
Discord is another free online resource and community where several topics are shared. From coding to cooking, you’ll find a thread that provides the exact learning material you’re looking for.
To get started, you just need to create an account. Unlike YouTube or FreeCodeAcademy.org, a Discord server provides a sense of community that can help people learn with other people trying to learn similar material.
Reddit is another invaluable resource for people trying to learn anything. You’ll have no trouble finding a subreddit for just about anything you want to learn. People in the Reddit community will often provide links and commentary on a number of different topics.
To get started on Reddit, simply search for a topic you’re interested in and you’ll find a subreddit. You’ll need to create an account if you want to engage with the community or ask questions.
Last but certainly not least on the list is Google. As the number one search engine in the world, there’s almost nothing you can’t find within the realm of indexed pages on Google.
Google has especially invested time and energy into keeping users directly on search engine result pages. The search engine has accomplished this through modules that pull content from 3rd party websites directly into the result set. You’ll most like see this with recipes and cooking information. If you’ve been dying to know how to make a new authentic dish, Google is your top resource.
As you can see, there are several resources online that can help you get started learning almost anything you want. From cooking to coding, construction to calligraphy, using any of these resources will will get you on the right track to mastering a new subject.