With class titles like Kick Start Your Job Search, Management 101, Land That Promotion and Hack Your Work Life, Muse University aims to give you the tools to make the most out of your current job, or help you find one quickly.
The classes are completely free, and when you sign up you’ll receive short, easily-digestible lessons in your email. Management 101 is one month long, but the others are only one or two weeks. Each email comes with some career tips, as well as some homework that will help you put the lessons into action.
In an interview with Mashable, Kathryn Minshew, founder and CEO of The Muse, told us about their decision to offer classes to their readers, or “musers,” as she fondly refers to The Muse’s audience. “We wanted to provide a bite-sized way for people to consume professional content. … Right now, we have over 3,000 pieces of content on the Muse around career, leadership and job search issues, but navigating that content can be difficult even with a great search bar.”
Muse University launched on Monday, and they’ve already had 4,000 signups — with some of them coming from parent companies such as AOL and Uber.
To scale in the future, The Muse is looking to offer more specialized lessons with a mixture of paid and free classes. Minshew emphasized the importance of establishing credibility with users before expecting them to pay for classes.
Mashable Job Board Listings
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