Being locked in our homes was the last thing we deserved after quarantining for 4 months already. Well, now that it is the same quarantining period of the year and we’re completely done with baking and cooking, productivity seems to be a faraway dream. But what if I tell you, you could attend some professional courses, online, from the comfort of your home. In this article, we shall be discussing some courses that you could pursue online, in times of lockdown, and make it more productive.
If drawing and sketching have always interested you, and doodling is one of your favorite ways to pass time, then Graphic Designing is the right course for you. You just need to be creative enough and have a zest for designing. That’s all it takes to pursue graphic designing. There are several courses on graphic designing that can be pursued online. You could attend several online workshops in the same. Once you’re done with the course, you could apply for an internship in apps like LinkedIn or Internshala and add to your work experience.
Social media marketing:
If you own a startup and are looking for some options to promote it better, social media marketing is a great course to pursue. You will learn how to present your brand on social media sites and target your audience. Even if you do not own a business, you can take this course online via different websites like Coursera and work for other companies and brands as a social media manager. Social media marketing is a service all brands and companies seek. Once you have taken a course, you can apply for an internship and then even seek a job for the same profile.
Learning foreign languages:
If you’ve always wished you could flaunt a foreign language before your friends and colleagues, maybe now are the time you should start preparing for it. A foreign language not just impresses your friends, but also looks good on the resume and can impress your recruiter. You could take a course on any of the languages like French, German, Spanish, etc, via different websites. Having a second language is like having a second soul. It gives you added confidence when interacting with someone and also improves your vocabulary. With this course, apart from impressing your recruiters, you could even become a professional translator.
Have you ever watched a movie and felt like you could’ve seen it with a different lens. Has a story ever provoked the filmmaker in you? Well, you do not need to attend the most expensive college in London to study filmmaking. You could become a filmmaker, sitting at your home. You can learn filmmaking via certain courses that are available online and at a reasonable fee. All you require is the zest for knowledge and a camera. You could learn to tell your story via different lenses and perspectives and several other aspects that add to a good movie.
Ever had a wish to capture a beautiful moment in your camera, so that you could enjoy it whenever you want to, but then you also wished you knew the right technique that is required to capture a perfect shot. Well, you might want to learn it while you’re locked in your home. Several online workshops are available on photography that charges a minimum fee and teach you all the basics of photography. From choosing the right lens to the right aperture, you can get your concepts clear on everything and become the best photographer you can. Most of these courses also offer an internship at the end, to add to your CV.
If you love reading, you must try a hand at writing too, for good readers make extraordinary writers. You could incorporate your writing skills in several ways. A good creative writing course helps you write in a better way by improving the format of your writing. It even improves your vocabulary and choice of words. Once you’re done with the course, you could take up some internships on Internshala or via other apps. This will help you incorporate your skills into different forms of writing like content writing, copywriting, etc, and will also add to your CV.
It does not matter if you’re a school student or a working professional, if programming interests you, now is the time. Several institutes are providing courses on programming, and some of them are providing it for free. You could learn to solve and fix the complex algorithms involved in programming and can learn to make a web page of your own. This course can be taken in different programming languages like Java, Python, etc. Coding is one of the most sought-after skills in the present times and investing your time in it could be a profitable deal.
Yes, you read that right! If you’re a graduate who couldn’t pursue a Master’s of Business administration for some reason, you have a chance to accomplish it now and at amazingly reasonable prices. Several institutes have arranged online MBA courses that can be taken from the comfort of your home. All you need to do is get registered and start immediately. These courses offer the same syllabus as the offline full-time MBA courses. These courses have flexible timings and teach you the same syllabus in much less time.
Lockdown has brought all of us to a halt, once again. But this time, let us be better prepared for it and make good use of the time that we have at our disposal. There are several offline courses that you could take and most of these are at extremely affordable rates. Some popular courses that you could pursue are, Graphic designing, Social media marketing, Masters of Business administration, Programming, Creative writing, Photography, Filmmaking, foreign languages, etc.
After you’ve taken these courses, you could choose to do some internships related to them and mention them on your CV. These added skills could earn you some brownie points