Being a Solutionist means investing in yourself first. Here are five free resources to help you grow this week.

The Job Search Tool For Millennials

On the hunt for a job, Millennials need not look any further than The Muse. The Muse has reinvented job searching by giving the applicant the power to chose their employer. What was once a chore is now an adventure as The Muse gives applicants a close up view of startups and corporations that are hiring.

With The Muse, potential employees can meet managers, see offices, and learn about each company's mission.

As a millennial myself, I'm excited to have some control in the job hunting process, especially since the job market has become so competitive. The Muse has restored my hope in the process and corporations themselves. It’s exciting to see them embracing the Millennial workforce.  

Extra Credit: The Muse is really a one stop shop for the young professional. Head over to the Muse U for all of your career questions, career planning, and career advancement classes.

What Student Loans?

College graduates leave school with an average of $30k in student loan debt. While there’s no quick fix, Millennials we can take action by learning about how we choose to take on debt and how we pay it off. Recently, I was introduced to SALT and I knew I had to share it with you.

SALT is a non-profit with free student debt solutions. By simply logging into their site, students gain access to a wide variety of resources. To name a few: a scholarship finder where they can search over 2.4 million awards worth over $14 billion, student debt counselors and a tool called the student repayment navigator which teaches graduates how to wipe out debt entirely. Those considering taking out loans or struggling to pay them off shouldn't waste anymore time. Choose to take action with the help of SALT.

Extra Credit: For more information on student debt read this enlightening article: 10 Fun Facts about Student Debt Crisis By Kyle McCarthy.

Go Back to School, Anytime, Anyplace, and Anywhere for a Small Fee

Want to make a career switch, but can’t afford to go back to school? Maybe you’ve lost your job, and a skills gap is keeping from finding employment. I’ve got one word for you: Udemy!

Udemy is an online learning marketplace, where over 4 million students are taking 20,000 courses taught by experts in subjects ranging from programming to yoga to photography– and much, much more. Classes are on demand so students can learn at their own pace, on their own time, and on any device. Awesome, right?!

Extra Credit: Want to try out Udemy? John Hill, entrepreneur and member of the GenYize community, is offering his online course titled "Targeted Networking: A new approach for millennials!" to our audience at discount with coupon code "genyize". 

A Complete Guide to Entrepreneurship

Stanford University and free online course. Need I say more? This fall, Y Combinator President Sam Altman rallied his high profile brood of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to teach a free course called “How to Start a Start-up.” Whether you’re a serial entrepreneur or the new kid on the block, you’ll want to keep this series within reach. Click here to start the course.

Extra Credit: Check out Y Combinator’s Start-up School on their Youtube channel. Entrepreneurs from across the globe come together to share their experiences and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Investing Simplified

If you're interested in economics or thinking about investing your money, Simply Wall Street is a visual way to view, analyze and invest in the stock market. They help you understand how the stock exchange works and develop an investment plan for you. They have beginner courses too, which means you can start making your money work for you today.

AuthorBecky Graham