We’ve all been stuck at home for so long now, that it’s starting to feel kind of normal! At the beginning of lockdown, most folk had grand plans of either learning a new language, redecorating the house or finally get round to reading that stack of books that you have been planning on get round to. In reality, many of us have binged on multiple series on Netflix that we usually wouldn’t have had the time to do. I don’t know about everyone else, but after a weekend of doing nothing but staring at the TV, leaves me feeling a little guilty, especially when Netflix even thinks you’ve had enough, when they give you the old ‘are you still watching’ prompt!
If you are looking to break the cycle and change things up to fight off the boredom of being at home all the time, why not look into learning a new skill that will help either advance your career or help you learn more about a hobby. In the short post to follow, we will cover some online courses that will help you learn and grow personally or professionally.
Online Courses for Professional Advancement
Are you on the right career path or are there a few skills that you are going to need under your belt before you make a move in the right direction? Online courses are a great way to develop skills and build industry specific knowledge that will give you the confidence to take the next step in your career.
The courses that are available are so varied that you can pretty much guarantee that there will be a course out there suitable to your requirements. Whether you are looking to climb the career ladder or switch paths completely, there will be a course for you.
When it comes to online training courses specific to developing a professional skill, it is preferable that the course results in a qualification upon completion as you will be able to mention the type of qualification on your CV. So, before you go ahead and book, it is a safe bet to check this with your training provider that this is the case as you shouldn’t assume that all courses are officially recognised.
Online Course for Personal Development
When it comes to learning online, the sky is the limit with literally thousands of courses available. The wide and varied range available online has everything from learning to speak Mandarin, taking a masterclass in photography to learning how radiate confidence, you really are spoiled for choice.
Quite often you’ll find that one of the reasons that put some people off from doing a course is how much they can cost. But did you know that there are lots of platforms out there that offer free courses? And even those that aren’t free, quite often there are special offers that will give you the first few months at a special discount. If you do a little digging around, you will find the right course that suits you and your wallet.
I hope you found this post helpful and it has given you the encouragement to finally put down the remote control!