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Now You Can Get Free Hard and Soft Skill Training From Facebook Learning

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Finally finished “liking” all the comments on your Facebook Thanksgiving post?

Great! Then it’s time to get a job.

Learn With Facebook, which the social media giant launched this month, offers free online training courses in hard and soft skills geared toward career development and digital marketing.

Lessons, which incorporate case studies and videos, include an eight-minute tutorial titled “Boost Your Resume” and a nine-minute “Unlock the Power of Digital Storytelling” tutorial.

And since learning doesn’t count if you don’t get credit for it, Facebook offers digital badges to add to your resume or profile. (If you’re wondering what digital badges are, check out this article that explains credentials.)

The career courses are Facebook’s latest attempt to pivot from its origins as a social media platform for cute kitten videos and your aunt’s questionable political posts.

The company launched Jobs on Facebook last year, which allows users to search for jobs in their area by industry and job type.

Additionally, Facebook has a tool for professional development community groups that allows members to request to be matched with mentors.

Tiffany Wendeln Connors is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She covers benefits, invisible jobs and work-from-home opportunities. Read her bio here or catch her on Twitter @TiffanyWendeln.

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