16/04/20203 min read

How To Boost your skills during COVID-19

For most of us, before COVID-19 our day-to-day working lives look different than it is now. Although now, many people have found themselves with more time on their hands and are wondering how they can spend this time productively and efficiently. 

At the same time, many people have found themselves with more time on their hands and are wondering how they can spend this time productively.

 Your social life needs to take a pause but not your learning skills & development. 

Whether you have been asked to assist with work outside your usual working time or find yourself with more time to fill, learn new skills that will help you boost your confidence and self-esteem while learning valuable new skills to add yo your CV. 

It is also worth it to remember that once this crisis is over, it will be those people who have taken steps to boost their skills that will come out the other side in the best position. 

4 Ways to boost your skills remotely 

Naturally, upskilling when working remotely need to be conducted digitally. Thankfully, there are many tools and platforms out there for you to choose from. 

Here is our advice on how to upskill remotely : 

Naturally, upskilling when working remotely or self-isolating needs to be conducted digitally. Thankfully, there are many tools and platforms out there for you to choose from.

Here’s our advice on how to upskill remotely:

1. It is time to read the books on your shelves. 

Reading business books allows you to upskill from any location. Reading books can enable your mind to stretch and get ideas from successful entrepreneurs’ or any kind of influence book you are going to read. 

2. Listen to podcasts while working

You can literally find any podcasts of any topic for free and anywhere on the internet. The best thing about podcasts is that it what you have on in the background while you’re at home. Try Spotify or even youtube to listen to amazing podcasts of your relevancy. 

3. Attend Virtual events/classes and webinars. 

This is what most influencers/entrepreneurs/business wonders are doing right now. A lot of them are creating online classes for everyone around the world so you will not miss any tips & tricks from them. Attending virtual networking sessions or webinars are not totally new hence it is not so much of getting used to that needs to be done. 

4. Learn to work from home productively. 

There can be both good and bad things about working from home. You will not be distracted by colleagues having mini conversations with you or dropping by your desk. Thankfully there is a method like the Pomodoro Technique to guide on how to stop procrastination and work efficiently. 

While this is a challenging time for all of us, we can use our time wisely and productively to upskill. This will put you in the best position to advance and be better in your career after COVID-19 is over.