Welcome to part 2 of my 5-part series on how to deal with the impending recession.  Part 1 discussed getting closer to your “clients” See link.  We now address improving your technical skills though on-line and in person courses.

I offer gratitude to my dear friend Bruce for the inspiration for this series.

I have no idea when the recession will hit, how long it will last, or what the true impact will be on the job market.

My history is one of frustration:

  • I spent 15 years in investment banking, doing the same job, albeit with additional levels of responsibility
  • I never pursued any additional informal education even though others around me were
  • I had a BS and MBA from two Ivy Leagues; hey I made it, or so I thought

I like to think I was laid off due to the depression of ’07, but more likely it was skill deterioration.

Years later, I finally owned up to my own laziness and ego.

How many of you know Excel but not VBA, VBA but not Python, Python but not R, etc.?

Think about it; the 20 somethings are passing you by.

Online Courses

You name it, they have it.

Everyone from Harvard/MIT to Coursera to the local guy on the corner has a course.

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Finance, IT, sales/marketing, project management, lean six sigmas; the list is endless.

Which courses are right for you?