10 Skills You can Master During Isolation
As you have heard that most of the employees at major U.S companies are being instructed to work from home due to self-isolation. A lot of that group can feel complacent, as they are being productive enough to get by. But Wait, why we are talking about it? because you are not “any company’s employees.” Right? You are an entrepreneur or about to become one and it’s in your DNA to go above and beyond. Because of coronavirus, all over the world prefer isolation. In India, the government has locked down the county for the next 21 days. It means, you have plenty of time and I’m sure you want to use this time. So why not start using it to learn some new skills.
Today I’m sharing the top 10 demanding skills that can help you to start climbing the career ladder when you return to your work.
Microsoft Excel is the most demanding tool for every company that features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, and many more. By using this tool, you can maintain a salary sheet, analyse data and can do many more. Today Data scientists are using as well. Dedicating 5 to 6 hours per day you can master it within a month. When you start learning excel, make sure you are going to learn VBA, which helps you to automate time-consuming tasks.
#2 Data Science
Data Science is one of the sexiest jobs in the world. In this era, it believes that data is the king of everything. With the help of data, you can understand the customer’s needs, which can take your company to the next level. Also, payroll is very great, according to indeed.com, Data Scientist has a salary of around 112.957 dollars. To learn this skill, you need to learn python or R, NumPy, MATLAB, and excel. If you want to go in-depth, you have to learn ML (machine learning).
In the digital era, copywriting is a significant component. Since we are in isolation, it is a great time to learn this skill, you can learn writing percussive product pages, profitable landing page, attractive headlines & Openers, and many more. An entrepreneur needs to have this skill so that you can inspire plenty of people. There are many ways you can learn this skill; you can buy a course online.
QuickBooks is the world’s leading accounting software tool that allows you to track sales, create and send invoices, and aid you to understand How is your business doing. It is very easy to learn. However, this software is for small businesses. So, if you have a new start-up, then you do need to learn this skill. You can find gain basic knowledge form YouTube, or buy an online course.
#5 Video Editing
Do you like shooting video, creating video content for the audience? If the answer is yes, then I would say go for Video Editing skill because it makes your video attractive and different. There are so many free software available like Lightworks, Shortcut, and many more. You can purchase an online course from so many platforms like Udemy, Coursera, and many others.
Since you are an entrepreneur, you have to deal with foreign clients or investors. If your client knows English, that is easy for you to communicate them. But what about Spanish or Chinese investor, who doesn’t know English at all. At the time, you are going to look for a translator. My advice for entrepreneurs, don’t look at them instead learn a language, which helps you a lot while interacting with investors or clients. You can choose several educational platforms or an online coach to learn any language.
#7 Adobe Creative Cloud
Are you interested in photography and creating a new design? Well, if you are, then you should know about Adobe Creative Cloud. The creative cloud provides service for photography, design, video, web, UX and many more. An entrepreneur should have a unique and attractive website so that people can be impressed with it. It is time to learn them while being isolated. Again, there are a lot of tutorials available on YouTube.
#8 Public Speaking
Public Speaking is the most powerful skill that can improve your communication skills. So, if you have fear of public speaking, then, why don’t you try to improve them at the time. An entrepreneur needs to learn this skill because it is the only way you can impress and attract your consumer and investor. As you become a good public speaker, people are going to hire you and pay you for it. You can develop this skill by observing other people’s speeches. You can deep dive by purchasing online tutorials.
#9 Digital Marketing
#10 Project Management
A project manager is responsible for the successful initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling, closure of the project and many more. They actually perform like entrepreneurs, so if you are wanting to become an entrepreneur, then I would suggest you learn some PMP (project management professional), Agile training, Scrum, Six Sigma and many others. By learning them, you can start or switch your career as a Project manager.
Note: I hope all you are healthy and doing well at this moment. Please Stay home and Stay safe.