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Video • August 12, 2016

Best Skill Building Apps and Services

5 apps and services for building new, marketable skills

Feeling a career change? Don’t just recycle the same old resume. Check out these 5 apps and services for learning new, marketable skills to help you land your next gig.


INTRO: I’m Ben Wagner and this is Netted Does.

OPEN: Let’s see… you graduated college with a degree in English and a minor in theater tech. So, in the “marketable skills” department your resume is, well, let’s say a bit light. If you’re ready to beef up your CV and stand out among employers, we have five tools to help you get there.

CODECADEMY: First up: programming. Whether you’re applying for a technical position or not, everyone nowadays should have some coding knowledge, for that we turn to Codecademy. It’s free and interactive, and whether you’re looking to learn Java, Rails, HTML basics (or don’t know what any of those terms mean), Codecademy has you covered.

ROSETTA STONE [PARTNER TIP]: Let’s talk about the most special of special skills: knowing another language. Stop memorizing phrases from your Italian 101 textbook and download Rosetta Stone’s brand new, super-sophisticated iOS app. With features like speech recognition technology, immersive lessons, and more, Rosetta Stone gets you speaking your new language right away and gives you the conversational skills you need to succeed.

HACK DESIGN: Now if you’re like me, you follow dozens of design focused Instagrammers but don’t know the first thing about design. You and I should both start our educations with Hack Design, a top-to-bottom design course that will send you 50 weeks of free lessons, curated by a crew of noted design pros.

CAPTO: Speaking of design, another crucial skill you need today? Knowing your way around video editing. Show your future employer your creativity with Capto, an easy-to-use screen capture and editing app that makes you look like you have crazy video skillz.

TAPCODING: And if you have your heart set on being able to list “I KNOW HOW TO MAKE IOS APPS”, get started right now. Pull out your iPhone and download TapCoding, an interactive exercise app for learning Swift that reinforces the muscle memory of coding.

CLOSE: And if it’s a quick delicious summer salad you’re looking to learn to make, my aunt Jan has you covered.

OUTRO: I’m Ben Wagner and this is Netted Does.