Friday, June 26, 2009

This is Long Overdue

There was a time in my life when I had the best, most up-to-date skills in the office business world. I was very confident when I was searching for a job because I knew I had the knowledge and skills that it took to function well within the office environment. It did get me a position at an insurance company. What happened next, though, is that my career path shifted, and as I was promoted to insurance-related fields, the office skills weren't necessary or used.

When the time came for a shift and I no longer wanted to work in insurance but preferred to get back into a different office environment, I realized that while I was once very qualified, I no longer was. Word Perfect, for example, had become the program to know, but I had never used it. I wasn't qualified anymore for positions I otherwise would have been. Microsoft Office had come out and was being used as well, but again, it was foreign to me. My resume was good enough, but I couldn't get the jobs I wanted because I didn't know the new programs. How I wish that Learn. com had been around at that time.

This very unique website offers sales training via courses online for a reasonable fee. You don't have to drive to some school two nights a week, but you can work in the comfort of your own home and gain the skills that you need to be confident and assured during your next job interview. Courses are offered in a variety of areas, including Desktop, IT, Business, Compliance, and Healthcare. is much more than an online offering of courses, though. They also provide a Skill Score based on the user's aptitude in various areas. This gives the prospective employer something more than just a resume to consider. It also allows the individual a way to compare their abilities to others just by seeing what their numbers are.

I was very excited to see what has to offer to both employers and job seekers. It's revolutionary, and it's about time a program like this was available.

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