Best for Soft Skills: Master In-Demand Professional Soft Skills LinkedIn LearningOwner
Why We Chose It: Master In-Demand Professional Soft Skills takes the top spot as the best for soft skills because the learning path (series of individual courses) helps you develop and refine the most essential soft skills employers want and expect.
What We Like
Comprehensive soft skills curriculum
Taught by industry experts
Includes certificate of completion
We like this learning path since it presents soft skills training in a comprehensive yet engaging way. Common soft skills include emotional intelligence (understanding how other people feel), communication, critical thinking, and teamwork. This course of study is for anyone who wants to improve their soft skills and have better interpersonal relationships—both in and outside of the office.
This learning path contains nine hours of content across 11 pre-recorded video courses, which include:
- Developing Your Emotional Intelligence
- Building Resilience
- Embracing Unexpected Change
- Critical Thinking for Better Judgment and Decision-Making
- Why Trust Matters
- Teamwork Foundations
- Communication Foundations
- Effective Listening
- Persuading Others
- Writing in Plain Language
- Banish Your Inner Critic to Unleash Creativity
Videos are presented in bite-size chunks to accommodate your busy life. You’ll also have access to quizzes and downloadable material to enhance your learning.
Individual courses are taught by 10 industry professionals: Gemma Roberts, Tatiana Kolovou, Todd Dewett, Becki Saltzman, Rachel Botsman, Chris Croft, Brenda Bailey-Hughes, Dorie Clark, Leslie O’Flahavan, and Denise Jacobs. Among them, there are college professors, speakers, authors, and an organizational psychologist.
Each course is well-rated by other students, receiving thousands (sometimes tens of thousands) of likes. Unfortunately, the LinkedIn rating system doesn’t allow for more detailed feedback, which could help to evaluate each class.
You’ll receive a LinkedIn certificate of completion for every individual course you finish as well as another when you complete the entire learning path. Select courses also grant continuing education units (CEUs), which you may need to maintain industry-related certifications.
LinkedIn doesn’t charge for individual courses or learning paths. Rather, you pay a monthly ($29.99) or annual ($239.88) subscription fee to get unlimited access to the platform’s entire educational library. LinkedIn offers a one-month free trial, so you can try the platform before making any commitments.