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9 Last Minute Gifts That’ll Improve Your (Work) Life

udemy online courses

* Udemy offering online courses for only $10
* Courses for tech geeks, job seekers and entrepreneurs
* Learn from best-selling authors, investors and CEOs

This holiday season, give the gift that can help “up-skill” a life. Online learning platform Udemy is offering their “best-of” tech, business and branding courses for only $10 each. Sign up a loved one (or yourself) for a couple of courses to set you up for a more productive and successful new year. Ready to start gifting and learning? Here are our top 9 picks from Udemy’s diverse roster of courses:

For the Techie

  1. Pre-Programming: Everything You Need to Know Before You Code

Over the next 10 years, the U.S. is expected to add over two million programming jobs paying well over $100,000 annually. If you’re interested in getting your piece of the action, but intimidated by the thought of learning how to program, this course is for you. Instructor Evan Kimbrell is the founder of Sprintkick, and uses humor, theory and his technologically-challenged roots to explain the fundamentals of programming.

  1. The Web Developer Bootcamp

Attend an immersive $21,000 web developer bootcamp for just $10 – right in your own home. 94% of instructor Colt Steele’s bootcamp students go on to get full-time developer jobs, at companies like Google, Salesforce and Square. It’s the only course you need to learn everything about web development – including HTML, CSS, JS, Node and more.

  1. How to Make a Freaking iPhone App – iOS 10 and Swift 3

Build a Pokémon Go clone or a Snapchat clone and discover the inner workings of each. Instructor Nick Walter was one of 25 students worldwide to be invited to Apple’s “Cocoa Camp.” Nick knows how to get you from zero to hero making fully functional iOS 10 apps, with a solid understanding of Swift 3.

For the Job Seeker

  1. NEW! Career Hacking: Resume, LinkedIn®, Interviewing + More

Over 9,000 students have learned resume writing, personal branding, interview prep and professional networking through this best-selling course. Get tons of helpful downloadable materials, including resume, cover letter, references and email templates. Instructor Davis Jones earned his MBA from one of the top 50 MBA programs in the world as ranked by The Economist, and has worked in talent acquisition with clients like Western Digital, Lending Club and the Kendall-Jackson family of companies.

  1. Ultimate Google AdWords Course 2016–Stop SEO & Win with PPC!

Outstrip the competition by learning to use Google AdWords like a pro. This best-selling course holds the highest student satisfaction rating in Udemy’s entire marketing and advertising section. Instructor Isaac Rudansky is a Certified Google AdWords Pro who has generated over $9 million in revenue for his clients in the last 12 months. Learn how to transform your sales by driving consistent, reliable, high-quality traffic to your site – every single day.

  1. Job Interviewing: Complete Job Interview Success Course 6HR

Millionaire investor Steve Ballinger, MBA, has already taught over 8,000 students how to get hired using key job interview skills. Discover the 50 toughest and most common interview questions from the man who has the official cheat sheet.

For the Entrepreneur

  1. Building a Personal Brand by Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk turned his passion for wine into one of the biggest shows and channels on YouTube. His success exploded and he’s now co-founder of VaynerMedia, a 600-person social media agency representing brands like Pepsi-Co, General Electric and Anheuser-Busch. Learn how to turn your passion into a career and escape the daily grind.

  1. Intro to Entrepreneurship: Get started as an Entrepreneur

Ex-VC and ex-startup founder Evan Kimbrell talks the nuts and bolts of entrepreneurship with his students. Entrepreneurs typically go through a trial of fire before experiencing success – let this be yours.

  1. The Essential Guide to Entrepreneurship by Guy Kawasaki

Entrepreneur and investor Guy Kawasaki draws from his 30 years of experience working as an entrepreneur, advisor and investor. Bring your passion for entrepreneurship and discover the “do’s and don’ts” of an entrepreneur, experience a critique of a live pitch by an aspiring entrepreneur and access an FAQ section where Guy answers tough questions asked by his social media audience.