Being self-taught essentially means that you have taught yourself a skill without the need for someone else’s help. This can be from watching youtube videos, reading books, or simple trial and error.

But, is being self-taught in a skill really beneficial?

While being self-taught does come with a large variety of benefits, it may not always be beneficial to you. While it does show that you are willing to learn on your own, and are capable of using your own initiative to learn. Some companies may believe your skills are not as well polished due to them being self-taught. People may worry that you have not been taught correctly due to there being no professionals teaching you. You will also not gain any certificate being self-taught meaning people may not believe you and it would be a risk for them hiring you to complete your certain self-taught skills.