Technology

A Great (Free!) Way to Pick Up New Skills—and Land a Job

So, you’ve made the decision to learn some new technical skills, like web development or design. Fantastic! But now comes the tricky part—where do you go to actually get those skills?

Sure, there are plenty of options. But the key when it comes to learning a new skill is finding a place where you feel comfortable. Because it doesn’t matter what classes are offered or how sleek the online platform is, if you’re not comfortable, you won’t follow through with it.

One of our favorite options is Treehouse, a community-driven learning platform that offers a fun way for people to learn new tech skills. The site offers a wide variety of classes—from app development to entrepreneurship—and as you complete lessons and hands-on challenges, you’ll earn badges you can show off to hiring managers. It’s a fun community of people all trying to learn, so you don’t feel totally isolated. And best of all, it comes with a built-in Career Resources Center, where you can see exactly how to turn your new skills into a new job.

In an effort to change the ratio of women in tech fields, Treehouse is currently offering women the chance to learn for free. Membership normally costs $300 per year, but the first 1,000 Muse readers to sign up using the link below will have full access, completely gratis. (Sorry guys. We promise our next giveaway will be for everyone.)

If you’ve ever wanted to take the plunge and start learning some new skills, here is your perfect chance.

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