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Up-skilling Yourself on Your Own Time

March 13, 2017

When you are looking for a job, it is easy to get stuck in a loop of frustration as each job specification seems to introduce a new host of specialised software or an advanced knowledge of particular suites. You think to yourself, ‘I can’t get a job without these skills, but I can’t gain these skills without a job!’

We’d like to offer you another option…

Online courses, classes, tests, and sometimes even certifications- many of which are free and you can do on your own time.

As the job search continues we recommend that you continue to up skill yourself. Below are some of our coursework suggestions:

 

Alison: Free Online Courses available in thousands of subjects including office skills.

https://alison.com/

Some of these courses even grant a certification upon successful course completion.

Microsoft Office:  To brush up, learn how, and expand your knowledge of Microsoft Office:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Office-Training-Center-b8f02f81-ec85-4493-a39b-4c48e6bc4bfb?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

Finally learn how to create charts, design documents, and use formulas.

Typing Speed: Test yourself and if you’re unhappy with the results, practice your typing skills with their free games!

http://www.typingtest.com/

Facebook, Google, Hootsuite, Twitter, etc: Many Social Marketing sites offer some sort of certification (paid) or at least some courses on how to use their products. If you’re interested in marketing, then these courses may be worthwhile.

 

Please Note: Any coursework that you enter into is between you and the company offering the course; Time Recruitment has no influence, no affiliation and can offer no support on these courses. This article is only meant to introduce you to sites with potential educational coursework. Please ensure that you understand the terms and conditions for each course before undertaking it.

 

If you’d like to discuss this (or any other blog post) with us in more details, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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