Upskilling is the mantra for this year. The era of restricting expertise to your college degree is passe and is now being taken over by the era of skilling and upskilling. People are more and more warming up to the idea of pursuing a short-term course to build and expand their skill set which will also have the potential to add extra brownie points when building your profile.
To honour the spirit and to dedicate this year to learning new skills, here are some affordable online courses available on Udemy, Coursera and Skillshare that will give you a guaranteed edge:
- Digital Marketing: The rise of digital marketing and its application has led to it becoming an important asset of every business/service/ organisation. Housing different marketing tactics online, digital marketing has become an important tool when delivering content and when reaching out to end customers in a more effective manner.
- Languages: Did you know that people who know more than three languages are said to be geniuses. Picking up a language is always an added, it ensures that you keep learning new things and also helps when visiting the native country. Imagine how exhilarating it would feel to speak in mandarin when ordering food in China. Many popular applications like Duolingo gives a crash course for multiple languages like Korean, Spanish or German before enrolling in dedicated courses. Because This is the season to remove English translation on your Netflix international shows and understanding what actors are saying in Squid Games or in Money Heist without losing out its essence in translation
- Graphic Designing and VFX: This is ought to be one of the most famous courses amongst millennials and GenZ. The sudden rise in interest to create edits that are aesthetic and unique has led to the popularity of this course
- Baking: Baking is 21st century painting. More and more people are treating it as a stress buster after a tiring day at work managing client expectations and internal demands. The art of making and whipping up a banana bread and setting cheesecakes are as therapeutic for some as doing meditation.