I've been watching out for job openings in my area and have realized there are some skills that I should work on to make myself more marketable. I really don't want to leave my job but I want to be prepared if I have to. The company has already gone through 2 rounds of lay offs and rumors of a 3rd round are circulating.
So I signed up for 2 classes that start on Wednesday through a local college. They are six weeks long. I'll be taking Intro to Indesign CS5 and Creating web pages. I can't wait to get started. The classes cost me $119 each. I took a programming course through them last year and it was really hard, but I definitely felt like I learned a lot and got my money's worth. Unlike an online e-marketing course that I took through a different company that was so easy, I didn't even need to read all the info. Plus I found mistakes on their tests and they never got around to fixing them. Just sent me a letter of completion.
So anyways, I know these classes will be good info and look great on my resume.
Some other classes that I plan to be taking soon:
- More Indesign classes
- Photoshop classes
- Intermediate and Advanced Excel
- Advanced web pages
- Achieving top search engine positions
I want to take two courses at a time for a while to bulk up my resume some. I asked to get Indesign added to my laptop at work and I was given both Indesign and photoshop! That saves me some money since I won't have to pay for a subscription for the programs at home.