Career Development with Lynda.com

By Amith Jagota

Network Project [email protected] | [email protected]

Driving project, leadership & operations success

linkedin.com/in/amithjagota

 “Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.” Jim Rohn

What Is Lynda.com

LinkedIn’s learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal & professional goals.

 It’s Plethora of Courses

Lynda.com hosts a constantly growing library of 4000+ high-quality, current & engaging video courses taught by recognized industry experts. Categorized as:

  • 3D + Animation
  • Audio + Music
  • Business
  • CAD
  • Design
  • Developer
  • Education + Elearning
  • IT
  • Marketing
  • Photography
  • Video
  • Web

 Courses of Special Interest to New Immigrants (also helpful for absolutely anyone!)

https://www.lynda.com/learning-paths lists all learning paths. You will find the below two especially insightful:

“Become a Successful Job Hunter”

  • Creating a career plan
  • Writing a resume
  • Job Search strategies
  • Learning LinkedIn
  • Mastering Common Interview Questions
  • Giving your Elevator Pitch
  • Negotiating Your Job Offer
  • Developing Business Acumen
  • Succeeding in a New Job

“Get Ahead in The Job Market After a Layoff”

  • Recovering from a layoff
  • Taking charge of your career
  • Creating your personal brand
  • Resume makeover
  • Informational interviewing

How to Access Lynda.com 

Currently, the monthly subscription fees for Canadian residents is around $30-$35.

However, you can leverage corporate, academic & government subscriptions.

For Example – with compliments of an Edmonton Public Library (EPL) membership card, you can access it for free!

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Put in your EPL card & pin number
  • Click Log In
  • Voila, you are in!

How I Have Used It

I have predominantly taken project management & leadership oriented courses.

Some Interesting Facts

Happy Learning!

“I am still learning.” — Michelangelo at age 87