There was a time, not too many years ago, that having your name on a college diploma was a really big deal. In today's world, however, a college diploma is the new high school diploma. College degrees do not carry anywhere near the weight they once did. Due to the ease of obtaining student loans, a college degree may communicate nothing more than that you are up to your eyeballs in debt. As a result, the landscape of hiring has dramatically changed. Human resources departments can no longer simply skim through a stack of resumes and separate those with degrees from those that don't have them. In fact, I am seeing more and more employment ads for technical jobs with NO reference to a degree requirement. This is especially true in the world of computer programming. Many companies seeking computer coders DO NOT CARE about your degree, only that you can write code. The new world of online learning is giving people the chance to grab the skill they need without all that is involved with a traditional college degree. Watch this touching video about a homeless man that learned how to write computer code.
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I took a couple of hours recently looking through the wide array of online courses available at Udemy. The bottom line is that no one has an excuse these days to be without work. Most people can easily grab a new skill that is in demand online. Even if you are so poor that you don't have an Internet connection at home, you can go to your local library and knock out one or more of these courses on a public access computer.
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