Thread regarding Union Pacific Corp. layoffs

Developing new skills

I'll be honest, I can't find a better job because I don't have enough skills. I stagnated here because I only thought about paying the bills and less about growing a skillset that would help me get out of here one day. Now I would like to make up for the lost time and develop skills as quickly as possible in order to be more marketable. Any advice?

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Post ID: @OP+1eFStndj

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@OP Good for you. It’s never too late to develop new skills.

It really depends on your background what you want to do. There’s COMP TIA/A+ for IT, Google professional certificates through Coursera, and low-cost courses at community colleges that help you gain new skills quickly. Same for craft/trades: there’s welding courses, solar tech, wind-turbine tech, etc.

As others have suggested, you can also start working towards a college degree if you haven’t already, but pick your major (and your school) wisely if you go that route. Go for a marketable degree from an accredited state university.

Good luck to you.

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Post ID: @1fon+1eFStndj

If the OP is serious, then get a degree from a university that isn’t a diploma mill or learn a skill and go into a trade. A lot of degree haters on this website, but if you have one it opens a lot of doors. Many people on this website are disgruntled because all they have is a GED/military background and not many other options. Let the downvotes begin.

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Post ID: @1kuu+1eFStndj

Are you a Executive officer or what?

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Post ID: @shv+1eFStndj

See a career counselor. There is no way to advise you what to do as we have no information about your interests, schooling, etc.

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Post ID: @luq+1eFStndj

And you came to the layoff website to ask that, why?

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Post ID: @wyr+1eFStndj

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