Are you upgrading your technical/soft skills? Is it necessary? Why 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 their routine jobs that they unknowingly miss out 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 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 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 lock down period & also in future. Students those 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. These set of instructions helps to produce various kind of outputs. Python, SQL, Java, Coding etc are some programming languages which 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 the 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 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 effective. There are certifications, undergraduate and PG courses available for it. Candidates who want to pursue these courses & look forward to make their career in cloud computing, can go ahead as it has immense scope in India & abroad.
Cyber Security- Cyber or Computer security is a protection of computer networks from any theft or damage to software or hardware. It also provide shield to unauthorized access of programs or devices. You can become a cyber security expert by doing bachelors 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 which 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 the least you should work on self improvement. In this lock down 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 on very reasonable rates. Join it and relax your mind & sharpens your concentration.
It is understood that this corona virus outburst has caused uncertainty to your studies & career, However there is no point in sitting ideal or frustrated while lockdown, just get 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.