Unemployment in these times of recession is a global issue and a lot of highly-qualified individuals find themselves accepting menial jobs just so they can earn their keep no matter how measly the salary.
If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of currently being unemployed, you should seize the chance to learn something new or improve on your skills so you can increase your chances of landing a job or better still, you can start your own business and be your own boss.
Online Courses for Unemployed
Understandably, since you are unemployed, you may not have the budget for enrolling in personal enrichment classes or courses that can help you develop new skills. You should know that there are online courses for unemployed that you can take for free.
You don’t necessarily have to search for “unemployed” online courses, just look for free online courses through search engines. You may be surprised at how many excellent online courses there are that are offered for free – and without strings attached, too!
Do you want to take courses at the prestigious Yale University? Is this at all possible since you do not have the budget to enroll? Yes, it’s possible through the university’s Open Yale Courses.
Basically, Open Yale Courses provide online courses to individuals around the world who wish to learn without having to pay for anything or even attending campus lectures. The courses are based on some of the college courses offered by Yale University and are given in a variety of formats: text, audio and video.
Each course comes with its own text, audio and video format. What this means is that you can choose whatever format you’re most comfortable with or you can also use all three formats as you are free to use these at any given time.
The text format is the transcribed version of the audio and video. All three contain the same material.
What courses are available?
The courses cover a wide range of topics: Astronomy, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Classics, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, History, History of Art, Italian Language and Literature; and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.
You can also choose from the following: Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology and Spanish and Portuguese.
The best part about these free online courses is that the lectures were prepared and delivered by actual Yale professors as part of the university lectures, so what you will be getting is a part of the quality education only Yale University can offer.