It goes without saying that we are living in uncertain times right now, both globally and economically. The world has been in the midst of a pandemic that has turned much of life as we know it upside down. As a result, the rhythm of our day to day lives have changed dramatically and forced us to adapt.
As schools and universities quickly switch their programs from in-person to online, and many businesses have their employees begin working from home, people are having to get used to doing everything remotely.
As serious as this situation is, it doesn't mean there isn't a chance for opportunity. Some of the worlds biggest tech companies we know today were started in the recession of 2008. Their stories can be used as inspiration for those of us who want to grow and develop during these trying times.
Online courses and career programs are dedicated to helping people build recession-proof skill in a quick period of time. With software such as Zoom and Slack, digital skills aren't complicated to learn online. Not only are they built to be learned solely online but they also prepare you for the increase of remote work that we're seeing in the work-force.
If you’ve been longing for a career path change, whether it be coding or SaaS sales, or just want to build more skills to make yourself absolutely irreplaceable, now’s your chance.
Everyone’s goals are different, so it’s important to find the best online program for your needs. While many online boot camps are associated with software coding, they are certainly not the only skill you can learn remotely!
Here’s a list of 4 incredible online courses, with only one being a traditional coding school. The best part, these 4 online programs are all totally remote:
1. Full Stack Coding
2. Software Sales
PreHired offers an online software sales course with job placement as an SDR (Sales Development Rep) in software sales at leading Technology and SaaS companies. Prehired members will learn sales-related software in various categories like CRM, lead generation, lead enrichment, sales automation, productivity, and artificial intelligence. Prehired's software sales training and mentoring program aims to equip its members with the skills to help them land a dream job and potentially reach a six-figure salary in the high demand market for SDRs. Members learn interactively through videos, templates, an active Slack community, and one-on-one mentoring via video conferencing.
This online course is for anyone looking to make a career in software sales, whether you have no experience or 15 years experience in the field. Applicants are required to take an application test, and if they pass, can schedule an admissions interview with a Prehired advisor to discuss whether the program is a good fit.
3. College Alternative (Personal Brand Building)
Praxis offers a 6-month Bootcamp for those who want more than college. It’s for entrepreneurial young professionals looking for real-world working experience and a self-directed educational experience all in one – plus, if you complete the Bootcamp successfully, they guarantee you will land a full-time job offer at a high-growth startup. Whether you’re interested in Sales, Marketing, Operations, or something more technical, Praxis will work with you to teach you the skills you want to pursue the best career for you.
Praxis’ most successful participants are hands-on, embrace big challenges and focus on delivering results. They have ambition and responsibility to own important projects and drive their own development. A review of past cohorts shows that the most successful candidates exhibit the following traits: a Strong Commitment to Self-Directed Learning; Openness to Feedback; Strong Communication; Adaptability; and a Remarkable Work Ethic
4. Product Management
Are you a Product Manager (or aspiring Product Manager) looking to take your career to the next level? Product Gym is a 6-week Part-Time program focused on training you to generate more Phone Screens, Onsite Interviews, and Offers to accelerate your Product Management career. 'Product Manager' is one of the hottest job titles in the country right now and Product Gym will help make you a Product Management All-Star.
Product Gym’s curriculum covers the product development lifecycle, from ideation to release and maintenance. Product Gym provides their members the skills needed to excel in product management. Courses include learning how to create a product roadmap, conducting business and market analysis, defining an MVP, evaluating OKRs and KPIs, wireframing, prototype testing, and building stakeholder consensus. Product Gym also offers aspiring Product Managers a community for multiple networking, career acceleration, and coaching development channels, all designed to help members and contribute to the Product Management community.
Applicants do not need to have a base knowledge of product management as Product Gym teaches content to beginners. Professionals with at least 3+ years of relevant working experience looking to make a career transition are welcome to apply.
How to Pay for your Online Course?
We know what you’re thinking: “All of this sounds great, but I don’t have the means to start any of these programs”. We at Meratas understand that, and that’s why we’re here to change the traditional model of financing your education.
With every single one of these programs listed above, you don’t have to pay a dime until you graduate and get a good-paying job. Why? Because each of them offer an Income Share Agreement (ISA) as part of their financial program.
With their ISA programs, you only begin paying back their investment once you begin a job making over a certain amount of money. Then you share a percentage of your income for a set period of time with the program. All of these programs are dedicated to investing in the individual student and ensuring you grow into a life-long career.
If you’re ready to take advantage of this time spent remotely, check out our Students page with more info on all of these amazing remote programs plus many more as well as the details on their Income Share Agreements.
Just because these are uncertain times doesn’t mean they can’t be filled with opportunity and progress.