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Will MOOCs make me stand out to Hong Kong employers?


How much weight do employers give to job candidates’ skills that have been acquired via online courses? I have started studying some data analysis courses on sites such as Coursera and Udacity and I am learning a lot, but I’m not sure how good they will look on my CV compared to, say, a master’s at a recognised university. To me it makes much more sense to study these “MOOCs” (massive open online courses) because of their flexibility and the fact that a lot of them are free. Could I get a job as a data analyst having only studied related online courses?