Unemployed? Unique ways to up-skill
Given the current circumstances with Covid-19, you may be faced with redundancy, reduced working hours or stuck at home in isolation. Using this spare time could be a career-defining opportunity to upskill.
When you are asked interview questions you’ll be able to demonstrate initiative and stand out from the crowd with your proactive approach. Invest in yourself, learn a new skill, master a craft, nurture your intellect.
Where to start… A Google search, a YouTube video or perhaps a Reddit thread - you name it, the internet has plenty of resources and inspiration. Whichever you choose there will no doubt be a tutorial or how-to guide.
We’ve compiled a list of some great online resources to get you thinking….
It’s been around for a while but the novelty of completing a daily challenge doesn’t diminish. With over 90 languages to choose from Duolingo provides a fun environment to help you learn a new language. Download it from the App Store and you’ll be fluent in no time. ¿bueno?
Why Duolingo: many high-end luxury brands like retail employees that can speak a second language, it helps them relate better to a board customer base.
Google Digital Garage:
Why Google Digital Garage: develop skills that are attractive to an online retail business.
A vast range of thought-provoking content personalised just for you? At an average length of 18 minutes, why not break up your day with a talk on something that throws a curveball at your regular thought process. Curate your own list or see here for the twenty best ones to get you started.
Why Ted Talks: Hear from specialists, you can spend hours surfing inspirational Ted Talks on any topic that interests you.
With thousands of courses, LinkedIn Learning is a great place to start, search for courses such as: software, skills, specialist subjects or personal development. Maybe you want to learn Photoshop 101? Or start building a career path into sales management? Perhaps a crash course on SEO writing? The first month is free, so have a browse, build a curriculum and get started today.
Why LinkedIn Learning: There are over 500 courses on retail-specific topics.