2 Resources You Could be Using to Improve Your Working Skills During the Pandemic

December 17, 2020

Regardless of your expertise, learning new skills is an integral part to self-improvement. As many people country-wide are either struggling with unemployment or are working from home, two online resources have become quite popular among professionals which are being used to learn about useful topics and develop their skills to get back into the workforce.

Google’s Digital Garage has been a haven for the quarantined in 2020, offering a plethora of different courses that can help develop meaningful skills. Most popularly, Google offers a digital marketing fundamentals course that includes certification from Google, Interactive Advertising Bureau Europe, and the Open University, with guides on even how to incorporate your certification into a resume. Universities worldwide have also pitched in, with various classes being offered from post-secondary institutions in Europe, Asia, and Oceania – all available on the platform.

A skill that is gaining traction in our new normal is the ability to effectively work remotely. Three quarters of the 3.4 million Canadians that began working from home in March are still working from home, and many intend to keep it that way. Google’s Digital Garage offers a full suite of resources on just working from home, ranging from the tools and software best suited for remote work, to developing productivity when working from home.

Another popular resource being used is Skillshare. Much like Google’s Digital Garage, Skillshare offers an even wider array of courses to improve your skills. Instead of focusing on a few topics like Google, Skillshare allows professionals to create courses in a smorgasbord of topics ranging from digital animation to interior design. If you are passionate about a field, Skillshare surely has a course that can help you develop in that area.

Whichever path you wish to take during quarantine, you are guaranteed to emerge with a unique set of skills that will come in handy in a post-virus world. Check out Google’s Digital Garage and Skillshare for more on being a better you!

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