Are you upgrading your technical/soft skills? Is it necessary? Why do you need to upgrade yourself constantly?
Just imagine you are working in a company in the same job profile for good long years and you are doing the same work every day, then do give it a thought that are you growing in your professional life? People are so busy in the routine jobs that they unknowingly miss out on investing time in upgrading their knowledge & skills.
In today’s scenario, if a person has to grow then he has to keep learning, he cannot stick to a job and keep doing the same thing the whole life. It is very important to continue your professional development throughout your professional life in this competitive world. And for that, you have to enhance your skills.
There are a few technical skills/courses which will really help you to unlock your future.
Digital Marketing- If you are running a business then learning digital marketing will definitely help you in this lockdown period & also in the future. For students who have just completed their schooling and those who are doing graduation, this course will enhance their competency.
Machine learning/Data science/Artificial Intelligence- Data Science is a blend of mathematics statistics, tools & machine learning techniques, which helps to get an insight of data & determine the goals from unstructured data. Basic requirements to do this course are you need a bachelor’s or master’s degree in science, engineering, computer applications or mathematics. There are several online courses available, think & choose it accordingly.
Programming Languages- It is a formal language consisting of instructions for computers so that computers can perform some kind of computation. This set of instructions helps to produce various kind of outputs. Python, SQL, Java, Coding, etc are some programming languages that are popular. Many training institutes are providing online courses for different programming languages. You can learn them gradually and can become a Programming language expert.
Business Analytics – It involves analysis of data, which helps to make key business decisions for the company/ organization. Data Analyst performs statistical analysis & supports decision making. You can earn the skills of business analytics after completing a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or computer science. After that, you can easily get an entry-level job & can excel in the field after getting more experience & further certifications.
Cloud Computing- Due to the changes in technologies, Companies is shifting from the traditional way of businesses about IT resources to Cloud Computing. It is a delivery of computing services like software, storage, databases and servers over the Internet i.e. the cloud because of reliability, productivity & cost-effectiveness. There are certifications, undergraduate and PG courses available for it. Candidates who want to pursue these courses & look forward to making their career in cloud computing can go ahead as it has immense scope in India & abroad.
Cyber Security- Cyber or Computer security is the protection of computer networks from any theft or damage to software or hardware. It also provides a shield to unauthorized access of programs or devices. You can become a cybersecurity expert by doing a bachelor’s or masters degree course. There are certificates courses also available. You can enhance your knowledge & make your career in this field.
Across the world, because of the lockdown, many people have lost their jobs. If you have kept your skills updated, you will not face problems in such crises. You can easily get into another work with your skills. There are many soft skills that are also required not only for your successful career but also for your personal growth.
Communication skills- As you are working from home; you can give time to improve your communication. There are plenty of short term online courses available or you can improve it just by visiting many YouTube videos related to this. It will not only enhance your confidence but also improve your professional relationships with your peers.
Interpersonal skills- These skills are very important when you are working in a corporate set up. Also if you are a fresher who has just passed out and starting your career then you should learn it before entering into the corporate world. It will not only enhance your personality but also will bring a positive change in your attitude towards others. You can join any short term course for the same and bring a change to your life.
Multilingual/Bilingual- Learning different languages has a positive effect on your brain & improves cognitive skills. It actually makes you smarter.
To keep your mind active you can also learn some creative skills. You can spend some time to learn or work on your hobby. Just like the way in schools there are extracurricular classes to keep students active for the studies classes, in the same way, to keep yourself productive, it is very necessary to give time to your creativity. Eg Dance or music classes, Art & craft classes. Many online classes are available for that. So keep yourself busy and active.
Last but not least you should work on self-improvement. In this lockdown period it is very necessary to keep yourself stress-free & focused. So for that, you have to work on yourself. Practice some Yoga and Meditation, so that you can improve your mental well-being. Many trainers are providing online sessions at very reasonable rates. Join it and relax your mind & sharpens your concentration.
It is understood that this coronavirus outburst has caused uncertainty to your studies & career, However, there is no point in sitting ideal or frustrated while in lockdown, just gets up and find your way. By choosing to learn a new skill you can use your isolation time wisely which could help you do significantly well in your career.