When I interviewed Fredonia’s President Ginny Horvath she told me that if she got fired tomorrow she wouldn’t be worried.
We were talking about developing skills that apply to many professions. She said if she got fired she’d have no problem finding a job: she could work in sales or marketing; she could use her writing and photography skills; she could speak eloquently and persuade effectively. That combination of skills is rare.
What’s on her resume doesn’t hurt, but her resume is a product of her skills–not the other way around.
There’s a seemingly infinite number of skills you can learn online right now for free or nearly free.