We often come across experienced candidates who fail to meet the requirements of a particular job due to a lack of technical skills and qualifications. Here are 3 great ways to boost your skills.
1. Take an online course – There are a significant number of both free and paid courses offered online. Websites such as Lynda.com offer video training tutorials for a wide-range of software products, including those from Microsoft, Apple, and Adobe. The great thing about online courses is their convenience. You can do it at home, on the weekend, and at your own pace!
2. Take a class at a local college – Local colleges often offer a variety of classes designed to focus on building a specific technical skill. For some, there is nothing better than having in-person, one-on-one training. A popular skill that is always in demand, yet few people actually master, is Microsoft excel.
3. Brush up on old skills – Have some spare time? Spending it brushing up on some of your old (and perhaps, far removed) technical skills is never a bad idea. You may even learn a few new tricks in the process!