Which Types of Continued Learning Can You List on a Resume?

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It seems as though every day a new online course platform pops up. These schools, known as Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs for short, are open to anyone who wants to enroll and pay for the course, no applications required. There are several popular platforms for interested individuals to choose from, like CourseEra, which charges you monthly if you want a certificate for the courses you take, and EdX, which charges per course.

Others include Udemy, FutureLearn, and OpenLearning. Many of these MOOCs have even teamed up with renowned universities across the globe to present continued learning classes and even entire mini programs, called MicroMasters, on specific topics. And while these continued learning opportunities are easy to access and many are quite affordable, the real question is, can you list these courses on your resume? And if you do so, what will recruiters in the biotech field think of them?


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