Welcome to the edX blog

Careers

You Are Hired!
Posted in: Careers

We’ve taken 6 key employability skills and matched them with free online courses to help you build your resume and further your career. No matter what job you are applying for, possessing excellent skills in these 6 areas will help you stand out from the crowd and get hired. 1. Communication Skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills are paramount to getting a job. Reading...

Read More about The Employability Skills Checklist

Posted in: Careers / Featured Courses

Having trouble determining which career is right for you?  That’s normal. Choosing a career is difficult, and choosing a new one can be even harder. For many, the hard part is finding a field that actually piques their interest. For others, the real challenge is deciding between multiple careers that are equally as appealing. When making any career decision, it’s important to have an up-to-date knowledge of the most...

Read More about Start Your Career With One of the Best Jobs of 2016

Posted in: Careers

Whether it’s on our laptops, tablets or phones, we’re always connected to the Internet. Our digital presence makes websites powerful marketing tools, and most companies recognize the importance of having a well-dressed, seamlessly integrated site. With over 1 billion existing websites on the Internet, it can be hard to stand out and provide users with a memorable experience. That’s why businesses are constantly looking for skilled...

Read More about Front-End Web Development: What You Need to Know

Posted in: Careers / MOOC Tips

When searching for a new hire, different employers look for different things, but they’re all trying to answer the same overarching question: can this individual add value to my business? As a strong potential candidate, it’s your job to help them reach the right conclusion. It can be a difficult task to set yourself apart from the crowd, but showcasing your completion of relevant online...

Read More about 3 Reasons to Add Online Courses to Your CV and How To Do It

Posted in: Careers / Featured Courses

Glassdoor.com recently published a list of the highest paying jobs in America for 2016 based on salary data that people with these jobs shared in the past year. While doctors and lawyers topped the list, it is interesting to note, and not all that surprising, that the majority of careers in the top 25 were in information technology. With the exponential growth of the Internet...

Read More about Top Paying Jobs of 2016 and the Skills to Get You Started

Posted in: Careers / Featured Courses

All season long we will be sharing summer learning tips and news. To follow along on Twitter, join us with #summerofedX! Making plans to relax and recharge this summer? Why not recharge your resume, too! While the world seems to slow down during the summer months, many hiring initiatives kick off in September. With this timing in mind, we area encouraging you to make 2016...

Read More about Recharge Your Resume this Summer with edX!