How To Increase Your Skill Set For Free

One of the reasons many people lack job training is because they are afraid they cannot afford the necessary classes or programs. Although there are certain expenses involved in many aspects of job training, there are also a lot of great ways you can increase your skill set for free. Keep reading to find out how. 

Online Freebies

Many businesses and universities are now offering free online business skills courses. For instance, The University of California Berkeley offers business writing classes among others. Even Harvard School of Business has started offering a variety of business courses online for free. It will be handy to first make a list of skills you are in need of, and then conduct a systematic search of online sources for these classes. Treat these classes just like you would a regular class you were paying for. If you take it seriously you'll see serious benefits. 


An internship is one of the best ways to gain real-world business experience at no cost to you. Most internships are unpaid, but if you are in a position in life right now where you have the time to invest in this type of training, that shouldn't be a problem. Internships also have the bonus of helping you get your foot in the door at the company you intern with. 

Grants and Scholarships

Most of the time when we think of grants and scholarships we think of paying for a degree program. There are many grants and scholarships available, though, for people who are just trying to get some more job training under their belt. Speak with a representative at a local university or workforce training facility to find out what is available.

Gaining the necessary job skills you need does not need to be expensive. You can sometimes get these skills for free if you know where to look.  

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