Increase your Income during Coronavirus shutdown
Updated: Apr 28
USA Government shutdown has devastated millions of workers and their families. Workers have been laid off or wages slashed in Service, Retail, Hospitality, Marketing, and Accounting sectors. President Trump has halted immigration policies to the USA to encourage USA businesses to hire USA citizens during the pandemic period. President will provide incentives for corporations to hire USA citizens for high paying technical jobs.
The time is now to increase your knowledge base and gain cutting edge Information Technology skills to be able to interview and obtain those jobs when companies start rolling out aggressive hiring needs. Several companies have emerged offering low cost subscription based learning and certification models as well as low cost project specific training.
There are hundreds of thousands of high paying IT jobs that go unfilled in every major US Market due to lack of skills not experience. Many companies are wavering previous employment years required in lieu of hard project experience. Disclaimer: I have no financial stake in any of identified companies/service below.
Below are the following subscription based companies that can help you increase your IT Knowledge with many offering cutting edge projects to build up your resume and knowledge base. Several Ivy League schools offering online courses through the following:
1. Coursera: https://coursera.org
Coursera offers an impressive list of university and corporate affiliated certifications including Cloud and Data Science. Fees are as little as $39 a month for some courses. I have taken 2 courses and both were rated medium to high in technical complexity. The projects were modern and updated in the last 6 months.
2. O'Reilly: https://www.oreilly.com/online-learning
O'Reilly offers access to thousands of IT books for monthly subscription fee including a free trial. Its essentially like going to Barnes and Noble Computer section and having access to every book in every store immediately. Searching is easy. Take note of the year of the book and try to find the newest edition of the book which references the newest tech.
In the next post, I will outline the most in demand hard IT skills to have. You have can then match those to your interests and certifications to increase your income to six figures.
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