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I guess all of you know udemy.
Can anyone tell me whether HR actually gives any shit about "I finished an udemy class"-certificates?
I like udemy. To get into a new language or something like that it's pretty cool (if you are ok with paying for things you can find on google, too). But somehow i don't trust their certificates. Do they make you look like a fool if you put them in your cv? Or is it a prove of "see how engaged I am"?

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    Depends, in my interview I mentioned that I frequently use udemy and that I can provide the certificates if they want to see them and they seemed very positive about that (I never had to show the certs to them but I got the job)
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    My company is giving me free Udemy Business account, so I think saying that you use Udemy would be a good idea.
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    I like seeing Udemy/Udacity etc. IF it is not the only education they have. I love seeing it as continuing education. Granted, our HR involves me and a bottle of scotch, so I might not be the opinion you are looking for.

    As far as what I really want to see, it's work experience in team environments, and a portfolio. I could care less about a CS degree, but a degree in general tells me you can go to school and deal with administrative BS and pass, which is actually a big deal in my mind. One of my devs has a degree in English lit. I let him interview the CS degree peoples some days and it is a blast.

    As far as "finishing" a course and having the certificate, yes I care. Can you reach the end of a project, even when it's boring as all fuck? Great! Can you lie? Of course you fucking can. I'll post a rant sometime about all the people who lied on their resumes and some of the interviews/coding disasters.

    In short: Yes, but not if you're a twat ;)
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    @notlikethis thank you! I think I can work with that :P
    I keep doing udemy classes anyway. But it seems like it is not a fault to tell potentially employers that I do it. Nice.

    Love the community everyday 0b1 more :)
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