Open up opportunities with LinkedIn Learning’s in-demand courses

Uncover how professionals within the LinkedIn community are future-proofing their careers

Open up opportunities with LinkedIn Learning’s in-demand courses

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The skills you need for your arsenal and how to acquire them.

What the current employment landscape has brought to light is something we should have always known.

When it comes to hiring, the initial focus should not be where a candidate studied, their previous roles and who they know.

The overriding criteria should be – what skills does this person have?

Of course, many factors come into play when finding the right fit, but developments such as remote working have made employers more practical in their skills-first hiring strategy.

So, how does a jobseeker develop the skills employers are crying out for? Or how does a current employee expand on their knowledge and ensure a long-lasting career?

The answer is by learning, upskilling and reskilling.

“We’ve started some reskilling programs in areas where we have high demand like data and analytics, risk and business banking. And so far, we’ve had 200 of our employees go through that program and 100 of them actually got jobs in the area they reskilled for”, said Sian Lewis, Group Executive Human Resources at Commonwealth Bank.

LinkedIn are excited to be providing more online learning opportunities than ever before.

LinkedIn Learning has more than 18,000 courses available across business, creative and technical categories. LinkedIn adds around 60 new courses every week - nearly 3,000 new courses in the last year - and have more than 2,900 Learning Instructors delivering these courses.

Uncover LinkedIn’s 2022 Most Popular LinkedIn Learning courses in Australia and New Zealand to find out what professionals are learning to future-proof their careers.

With many companies and employees now opting for a hybrid working arrangement, soft skills such as time management and effective communication are vital.

While the demand for hard skills such as Python or Excel are still on the upswing, soft skills, too, are now rising to the top of an employer’s checklist.

The term ‘soft skills’ was said to have originated in the military, to describe a skill that didn’t involve working with machinery. Now, a soft skill is one that is transferrable to any industry and not specific to one. Along with those mentioned above, soft skills can include leadership, problem solving and critical thinking.

Whether it be soft or hard-skill development, providing opportunities to learn is a primary focus at LinkedIn. Globally, 7.3 million learners watched the most popular LinkedIn Learning courses of the year (nearly double the audience from last year).

Click through the list below for more insights on LinkedIn Learning’s most popular courses of 2022.

  1. Excel Essential Training (Office 365/Microsoft 365) with Dennis Taylor
  2. Project Management Foundations with Bonnie Biafore
  3. Power BI Essential Training with Gini von Courter
  4. Speaking Confidently and Effectively with Pete Mockaitis 
  5. Strategic Thinking with Dorie Clark
  6. Communicating with Confidence with Jeff Ansell
  7. How to Be Both Assertive and Likable with American Negotiation Institute Licensor, Kwame Christian
  8. Learning Python with Joe Marini
  9. Excel: VLOOKUP and XLOOKUP for Beginners with Jess Stratton
  10. Unconscious Bias with Stacey Gordon
  11. Agile Foundations with Doug Rose
  12. SQL Essential Training with Bill Weinman
  13. Interpersonal Communication with Dorie Clark
  14. Excel: Advanced Formulas and Functions with Dennis Taylor
  15. 15 Secrets Successful People Know about Time Management (get Abstract Summary) with getAbstract
  16. Developing Your Emotional Intelligence with Gemma Leigh Roberts
  17.  Expert Tips for Answering Common Interview Questions with Jenny FossLinda RaynierLinkedIn Learning Instructors
  18. Critical Thinking with Mike Figliuolo
  19. Business Analysis Foundations with Greta Blash
  20. Python Essential Training with Bill Weinman

As we continue to ride the waves of change, now is the opportune time to upskill and future-proof your career. Join the millions of Australians and New Zealanders that are expanding their horizons with LinkedIn Learning.

Request a free demo to learn how LinkedIn Learning can keep you team with learning and benefit your business.

LinkedIn shares its most popular courses for 2022 and how you can become a part of the reskilling revolution.

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