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Want to learn a new skill? Read this!

Why you should learn a new skill

With rising unemployment rates, all categories of jobs require applicants to have additional skills to stay ahead of the competition and make them relevant to employers.

The good thing about this is that you are never too old to learn something and by this, I don’t mean – how to bake a cake, a new computer keyboard shortcut or how to cook a new meal. I mean something really new, something great and big, something that could change how you see and understand the world and lead you down a totally new path.

What skill should you learn?

Want to learn a new skill - read this! What skills should you learn
Want to learn a new skill – read this! What skills should you learn?

Now that you’ve seen why you need to learn a new skill, the next question you’re probably asking is “what new skill should I learn?”. I get this question a lot, so I’ve decided to answer it here. This is based on my interaction with remote employers and in-depth research.

Top 5 Skills Remote Employers are looking for

  1. Technical Knowledge/Skills
  2. Collaboration
  3. Balance
  4. Time Management
  5. Communication

In this post, I’ll briefly talk about the first skill on the list – Technical skills.

Technical Skill

Want to learn a new skill - read this! Technical Skills
Want to learn a new skill – read this! Technical Skills

This skill requires the ability to carry out tasks associated with technical roles such as information technology, programming, ability to use specific tools.

It’s impossible to do much of anything when working remotely if you don’t have knowledge of technology.

Remote companies require the right tools and software. You can’t expect a remote company to hire you if you lack the technical skills required.

So, what am I saying?

Make up your mind to learn a new technical skill from today, this will keep you ahead of the competition and keep you employed!

You can start with any of these online:

  • Graphic Design
  • Software development
  • Web design/development
  • UI/UX Design
  • Content Creation
  • Digital Marketing

Some Places to Learn Tech Skills

  • Free Code Camp – this online platform puts you in touch with a large community of programmers and teaches you to code, build projects and earn certifications. There are also opportunities to test your skills and gain experience by coding for non-profit organizations.
  • Google Digital Garage – This is a fantastic online platform brought to you by the gurus in search – Google. It’s very helpful for mastering digital marketing.
  • Udemy – An online learning and teaching marketplace with over 100,000 courses and 24 million students. Learn programming, marketing, data science and so much more.
  • Codeacademy – Learn the technical skills you need for the job you want.
  • EdX – is a massive open online course (MOOC) provider with university-level courses developed by schools, nonprofit organizations and corporations.

After learning, what next?

When you are done learning and wish to get employed as a Remote worker and live the Life of your dreams, remote job board sites like Jobrem, flexjobs, and Remoteyear will be best to visit.

Though all are great places to start, you may want to consider Jobrem – a job board with verified and genuine remote jobs and 100% free access.

Wish you all the best!

P.S. Your dream job is out there, but do you have skills required by organizations to hire you?

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