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Thinking Of A Career Change? These Online Resources Can Help You Out

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Spending almost two years at home has given us a lot of time to reflect on our lives and plan for our futures.

If you're debating whether or not you want to pursue other passions, you're not alone. According to a survey conducted by staffing firm Robert Half, almost half of all Canadian office workers are rethinking their professions right now.

Scared to take that first step? There are a lot of online resources that can help you navigate a career change with confidence.

FlexJobs

Price: $7.50/month ($14.99)

Details: If you never want to step foot in an office again, FlexJobs is a premium job site that can help you find a part-time or full-time job that's completely remote. It vets employers and filters out all the job scams for you so you don't waste your time. Now until July 23, you can get 50% off your membership with the code NARCITY50.

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LinkedIn Learning

Price: Free

Details: Want to learn new skills without having to enroll in school and pay hefty tuition fees again? LinkedIn Learning offers hundreds of video courses taught by industry experts like Guy Kawasaki and Jessica Chen. You can sign up for a free one-month trial and afterwards it's $49.99/month.

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Coursera

Price: Free

Details: The open course provider allows you to enroll in online courses from top universities and industry leaders and the topics are endless. If hands-on projects are your jam, then you'll love Coursera. You can sign up and start a free seven-day trial right now. Afterwards, you pay $71/month but you can cancel at any time.

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EDX

Price: Varies

Details: Like Coursera, edX is another popular online course provider. Right now the demand for data science and analytics skills has skyrocketed, so if you're looking for a certificate in that field, edX can get you started. They offer over 3,000 courses in other fields like architecture, law and chemistry that vary in price.

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Udemy

Price: $19.99 and up

Details: If you're interested in a subject and ready to commit yourself to online learning, Udemy is one of the most affordable course providers out there. They have over 155,000 courses so you can virtually learn any new skill like web development or data science. The best part is that the courses start at twenty bucks!

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Connect With A Recruiter

Price: Free

Details: If you've always wanted to turn your passion for social media into a lucrative career, you can connect with a recruiter for helpful tips. Wondering how to get your resume noticed at a company like TikTok? Read what a recruiter recently told Narcity about building your online presence and getting noticed.

Pimsleur

Price: Free

Details: Sometimes your dream job requires you to know a second language. Yes, it's a lot harder to learn a new language in adulthood but it's 100% possible! With Pimsleur, you can get conversational quickly in over 50 languages like Japanese or Spanish. You can sign up for a free seven-day trial, then pay $19.95/month if you want to stick with the program.

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Online Job Bank

Price: Free

Details: With so many Canadians out of jobs due to COVID-19, The Government of Canada's online job bank has been a great ally. It's super easy to search for jobs by language, location, salary and employment conditions (shift, telework, nights, etc.). Right now you can browse through 78,804 jobs across Canada.

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