If you want to add to your CV and make yourself more appealing to employers, then learning to program is a great idea. There are a lot of companies that offer tutorials for javascript programming for beginners – even some places that will teach you for free, such as CodeCademy! With these resources, you can pick up basics such as what a variable is, how loops work, and how IF statements work. From there, you can start building simple programs to accomplish common tasks.

It’s an amazing feeling, having a computer do whatever you tell it to. Computers are powerful tools, but they just follow a set of rules, and once you understand those rules you are in complete control. That’s something that’s fun to play with – and if you have a flair for it and a logical mind then it can be lucrative in terms of the job opportunities that will open up for you. One of my friends writes a blog called Fireside Chatts, and he says that since writing and coding his blog, he’s gotten 3 job offers – one as a writer and two to run company websites. Nice!

So, why not give it a go? All the tools that you need are available as free downloads, and the guides are freely available too. You can get started programming in Javascript within minutes, and have a skill that will serve you well for the rest of your life!