Gaining Tech Skills to Boost Your Resume and Confidence

career advancement

Today is Monday afternoon. At this point you are super busy, super bored, or thinking about happy hour or the gym.

But what if you could change that? What if you could add value to your day? A pep to you walk? Life to your work? 

I had the opportunity to work with The Muse, a company dedicated to helping savvy professionals learn skills and grow in their careers.

Today, the article was published on The Daily Muse’s blog. It is filled with tips to grow in your field if:

a) you don’t have co-workers

b) if you can’t afford a degree

c) if you don’t have on the job training

d) if you want to advance in your career

Below is an excerpt. To read the full article, click here.

Daily Muse: 6 Ways You Can Build Skills Without Asking Anyone for Help

At some companies, your boss will actively suggest that you attend conferences or provide opportunities for on-the-job training. But, there are also many jobs that rely on you to develop your skill set.

Even if your organization won’t pay for (or doesn’t offer) training, there are several things you can do to work your way toward that next promotion or remain competent and coveted in your field. And—better yet—most of them don’t cost much at all.

Chicago Tech Events this Week

In conjunction with this article, I’ve provided a few events this week that can get you started on developing or tweaking skill sets for your next job or current job.

  • On Saturday, May 9th, sign-up for a full day of learning the basics of coding through the class: Intro to HTML/CSS (one day workshop). This is a girl’s only opportunity through the organization, Girl Develop It. More details here.
  • Eat dinner, have drinks, and learn how to tell a good story on Tuesday, May 5th through the Chicago Storytelling Workshop. RSVP here.
  • Learn from women in tech at the Ms. Tech event this Wednesday, May 6th entitled: #Codefident – Tech for Entrepreneurs: Where to Start. RSVP to this free event here.
Amanda Whitfield
Amanda Whitfield

Amanda Whitfield is a writer and speaker and a relationship builder. She believes that meeting people in person is important. After attending numerous fashion, startup, and creative events, she founded Windy City Cosmo is 2015 to help people make connections in the city as they build their businesses, start and end relationships and see and be seen. Over the past three years, the entrepreneurs she’s interviewed have become the most successful in Chicago and Windy City Cosmo won an award in 2017 for her work for female entrepreneurs.

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