Digital resources that can help boost your career


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If you are feeling bored in your current job role or are looking to get a promotion, then there are a number of ways that you can boost your skills without needing to enroll in full-time study for a qualification. Due to technological advancements, there are a wide range of online courses that you can sign up for, allowing you to study at home, at a time that is flexible around your current job, or any other commitments that you may have.

There are so many colleges and universities that now offer online courses, you don’t even have to be in the same country as the university. If you are looking to move into a particular type of job that demands that you hold a qualification you currently do not have, you could check which universities or colleges offer this as an online study option.

If you don’t necessarily need to complete a qualification and are simply looking to enhance some of your current skills, there are also a number of online learning solutions for you to consider. Depending on the skills you are looking at, you can sign up for websites such as Lynda.com or Alison.com to get access to a huge range of skills from book-keeping, to CAD drawings and everything in between.

One of the great things about these types of online courses is that you can learn at your own pace, using a learning method that is most suited to you. This means you can choose from bite-size videos for a quick blast of learning, or you can download online study guides if you prefer to learn through reading. Technology is much more advanced, meaning there is much more choice when it comes to learning and how to do it.

Online learning is fast becoming the most popular form of study. You will soon realize that online is also how you become familiar with problems and skills you need to learn. An example being YouTube. How many times have you watched an online tutorial?

Whilst YouTube isn’t an official site for learning, many learning experts use YouTube to share their videos, so you can find some very useful video tutorials. You can learn practical skills such as how to hang wallpaper, through to how to design a business logo using Adobe Photoshop. The online learning opportunities are endless.

You can even use websites such as Toptests to practice for your driving theory test. The interactive testing techniques are much more popular and effective than the mundane task of reading the Highway Code book.

As technology is advancing further, we now have apps that can teach us skills, making learning a new language easier, quicker, and more fun, during your commute to work. Check your app store for all of the free learning resources that they have available, and see if they can help boost your skills.

Developing your skills is critical for progressing or changing your career, so make the most out of the digital resources that you have available at your fingertips.

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