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Old 08-10-2012, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Justin Thomsen finished the first year of a philosophy master’s program at the University of California at Irvine when he began to contemplate his future.

“There aren’t a lot of jobs, exactly, for being a philosopher,” he said.

Free Online Classes Are Little Help in Job Hunt - Businessweek
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:41 AM
 
Location: California
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True.

However, I am thinking that they would be helpful to fill a gap as they are a way of showing that you continued to pursue further education.

I mean, I taught myself to be REALLY good with Excel after I was laid off. If I had thought of it, I probably would have taken some online course that gives a certificate at the end, as there is really no way to put "taught myself Excel" onto the resume...but while trying to fill the gap? Why not? has to be better than "Watched tv"
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