Join May Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Use Linked Learning to build skills, part of LinkedIn for Veterans.
- [Voiceover] LinkedIn Learning is an outstanding tool to allow you to build or enhance your skill set. It's the standard in online learning with more than 10,000 business, technical, and creative courses, including curated playlists called Learning Paths. And another outstanding benefit of being a veteran on LinkedIn, is that you receive one year of free access to LinkedIn Learning. We'll show you how to redeem that free subscription later in the course, But first, let's explore the platform. LinkedIn Learning is great because it helps you build skills valuable to connecting you with opportunity and reaching your full potential.
For example, if you're considering a career in business, getting Microsoft Excel skills is a major factor in qualifying for job opportunities. The great thing with LinkedIn Learning is that Excel training is right at your fingertips. Simply type "Excel" in the search box at the top of the screen, select your course and begin learning. Not sure what skills to build? Check out some job postings on LinkedIn using the process in the video "Finding a Job." Those jobs postings will have descriptions outlying the specific skills employers are looking for in qualified candidates.
Make a list of the skills required, check off the skills that you've already developed, and then look at LinkedIn Learning courses to gain the remainder of the skills. So, here are our top LinkedIn Learning courses. For those of you who want to work on your personal branding, check out "Translating You Military Skills to the Civilian Workplace." Next, "Entrepreneurship Foundations" is a great course for anyone interested in becoming the next Steve Jobs.
And many veterans start their career in project management post-military. "Project Management Simplified" will allow you to get some situational awareness on whether that might be a good career choice for you. Finally, for those who still have some questions about the whole transition process, check out "Finding Your Purpose after Active Duty" with Army Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg and the "Become a Successful Job Hunter" learning path. Now, once you've completed a course, make sure employers and recruiters know about it.
Go back to your profile and add the course. Simply click "Add new profile section." Then under "Accomplishments" select "Courses." Insert a "Course name," "Number," if there is one, and associate it with a section of your profile. We challenge you to check out the LinkedIn Learning course catalog, watch at least one course, and add it to your Linkedin profile in the next month.
Find out how to become a LinkedIn member and discover special offers just for veterans at https://veterans.linkedin.com/.
- Creating a strong LinkedIn profile
- Writing a compelling summary
- Adding your work experience
- Adding skills and endorsements to your profile
- Using the Education, Honors, and Awards features
- Connecting with other LinkedIn members
- Finding open job opportunities
- Using Linked Learning to build skills
- Getting a free LinkedIn premium subscription