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Want to make your resume look even more awesome? Here are a few free online classes that will help you to look even more professional:

#1 Excel

Understanding how to use Excel like a pro may not seem important, but the truth is that it’s a vital skill that will come in handy MANY times at work. You’ll use it for dozens of tasks aside from bookkeeping, so it’s worth taking online Excel courses to learn how to use the simple program like a rockstar.

#2 Languages 

You may be a master of English, but learning a second or third language can take you much further in your professional world. It may not only help you get that epic job overseas, but you may even earn a promotion in your current job thanks to your language skills.

#3 Coding 

Knowing how to code (HTML, CSS, Java, and all the other more complex languages) can really help your career progress. So it’s worth looking into courses like Code Academy or Intro to Computer Science by EDX. These courses will help you brush up on your coding skills and teach you all the basics. Even some basic programming skills can put you ahead of other candidates.

#4 Public Speaking

This is a skill that will come in handy no matter what industry you work in! It will help you make better at pitches, presentations, reports, and meetings, and you’ll find that learning how to speak in public is an invaluable skill.

#5 Writing

No matter what industry you are in, an ability to write well cannot be overestimated. You will end up writing emails, filling out reports, drafting letters, and the list goes on and on. Thankfully, there are lots of excellent writing courses to help you brush up on your writing skills--creative writing, journalism, copywriting, and all the rest!:

#6 Complex Coding

To transform yourself from a good web designer to a rockstar, you MUST learn complex coding such as Ruby. It will help you make your websites much more dynamic and will put you in the major leagues as a coder/web designer! Having an advanced level knowledge of coding can make you a very versatile employee and even give you new career options.

#7 Psychology 

Psychology is the study of the human mind, and a rudimentary understanding of psychology can help you go a long way in any job. Taking a Psych 101 class will not only look good on your resume, but will give you the tools needed to improve your relations with those around you.

#8 Mathematics

Math is a vital skill that comes in handy in just about every job. Those who struggled with math in college should consider taking a math course [302 from http://www.saylor.org/majors/real-world-math/] to help them not only brush up on those math skills, but learn how math can be useful in everyday life. 

Thanks to the internet, you can flesh out your resume with ease! Not only will you have all the skills that you need for your job, but you’ll have a few bonus skills that will make you the most employable professional possible.

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